This book gives a summary of the rapidly growing field of nanotechnology and includes materials and technologies that help in developing particles of various sizes, which can be utilized in different areas of research. It discusses the role of nanotechnology in different aspects, such as healthcare, especially in target-specific drug therapy for managing a number of medical disorders; agriculture, for developing smart field systems; and food industry, for improving and stabilizing the quality, healthiness, and shelf life of food. Being multidisciplinary, this book brings together the principles, theory, practices, and applications of not only nanotechnology but also those of nanobiotechnology, pharmaceuticals, food packaging, biosensors, and electronic devices. The book will be an exhilarating read for advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level students, general readers interested in nanotechnology, and researchers in chemistry, biology, and engineering.
The scope of the book extends from basic research in physics, chemistry, and biology, including computational work and simulations, through to the development of new devices and technologies for applications in a wide range of industrial sectors (including information technology, medicine, manufacturing, high-performance materials, and energy and environmental technologies). It covers organic, inorganic, and hybrid materials and is an interdisciplinary book.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction and Basics of Nanotechnology 2. Application of Nanotechnology in Pharmaceutical Sciences 3. Nanographenes for Renewable Energy 4. Nanotechnology: Applications, Opportunities, and Constraints in Agriculture 5. Nanotechnological Advances for Nutraceutical Delivery 6. Nanobiotechnology: Applications and Future Prospects 7. Nanocomposites: Preparation, Characterization, and Applications 8. Nanobiosensors and Their Applications 9. Nanofertilizers: Applications and Future Prospects 10. Nanotechnology in Food Production 11. Nanophotocatalyst: Applications and Future Prospects 12. Nanotechnology in Food Packaging: Current Uses and Future Applications 13. Biomedical Diagnostics Through Nanocomputing 14. Nanofluids: Current Applications and Future Challenges 15. Nanoelectronics: Basic Concepts, Approaches, and Applications
Rakesh K. Sindhu is an associate professor at Chitkara College of Pharmacy, Chitkara University, Punjab, India. His current research focuses on the standardization as well as phytochemical and pharmacological evaluation of herbal drugs and products. He is also involved in the formulation and standardization of nanoherbal products. Dr. Sindhu has published 3 books, 4 book chapters, and more than 30 research papers and filed 6 patents.
Mansi Chitkara is a professor and head of the Nanomaterials Research Laboratory, Chitkara University. Her current research focuses on nanomaterials and synthesis as well as characterization of nanoherbal materials for pharmaceutical and medical applications. Dr. Chitkara has published more than 35 research papers in reputed international journals and presented her research in several international and national conferences.
Inderjeet Singh Sandhu is a professor at Chitkara University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Chitkara University. His research areas include nanomaterials, nanoelectronics, and nanoelectrodynamics. Dr. Sandhu has published several research papers in high–impact factor journals and book chapters in international publications.