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1st Edition

Nanotechnology for Light Pollution Reduction

ISBN 9781032021201
Published September 7, 2022 by CRC Press
330 Pages 83 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Light is essential for living organisms; however, excessive light causes adverse health conditions. This book covers the most recent progress on nanotechnology for reducing light pollution, discussing many approaches and technologies for controlling light pollution.

The book explores the fundamentals of light and the causes of light pollution, delving into light pollution’s social, economic, and ecological impacts, its effects on living beings and the environment, as well as possible solutions and methods of control. The text discusses smart lighting technology, covering the various smart nanomaterials, nanosensors, and nanodevices involved. It also explores smart lighting involving natural light from the sun, artificial skydomes, shadow-free/secondary light sources, and the basics of many emerging devices such as light-emitting diodes and photosensors.

Nanotechnology is key to providing a new route for the next generation of lighting devices and systems with reduced light pollution. This essential reference illuminates emerging technologies and their applications, providing new directions to scientists, researchers, and students to better understand the principles, technologies, and applications of nanotechnology in light pollution.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Light Pollution and Prevention: An Introduction

Abhinay Thakur, Richika Ganjoo, Ashish Kumar

Chapter 2. Freeform Optics/Nonimaging: An Introduction

Ajit Behera

Chapter 3. Current Status of Light Pollution and Approaches for their Prevention

Manish Srivastava, Anamika Srivastava, Anjali Yadav, Anjali Banger, Bharti Mehlawat

Chapter 4. Sources, Impact, and Perspective of Light Pollution

Essia Hannachi, Yassine Slimani

Chapter 5. Health Impacts/Risks of Light Pollution

Humira Assad, Ishrat Fatma, Ashish Kumar

Chapter 6. Light Pollution: Adverse Health Impacts

Manish Srivastava, Anjali Banger, Anjali Yadav, Anamika Srivastava

Chapter 7. Environmental Aspects of Light Pollution

M. Barzegar Gerdroodbary, Reyhaneh Barzegar

Chapter 8. Social, Economic, and Ecological Impacts of Light Pollution

Zobaidul Kabir, Mahfuz Kabir, Halima Khatun

Chapter 9. Smart Nanomaterials for Artificial Skydome

Ajit Behera, Mantu Kumar Mahalik

Chapter 10. Smart Materials and Devices for Human-Centric Lighting

Ram Gupta, Tuan Anh Nguyen

Chapter 11. Wireless Nanosensors Network for Light Pollution Control

Ajit Behera

Chapter 12. Smart Wireless Sensor Networks for Street Lighting

Hadis Foladi, Ali Mir, Ali Farmani, Kwadwo Mensah-Darkwa, Tuan Anh Nguyen

Chapter 13. Photonic Nanodevices and Technologies Against Light Pollution

Elisangela Pacheco da Silva, Elizângela Hafemann Fragal, Ederson Dias Pereira Duarte, Sidney A. Lourenço, Edvani C. Muniz, Thiago Sequinel, Rafael Silva, Eduardo José de Arruda, Luiz Fernando Gorup, Vanessa Hafemann Fragal

Chapter 14. Nanotechnology Enabled Next-Generation LED Lights

Irfan Ayoub, Rishabh Sehgal, Vijay Kumar, Rakesh Sehgal, Hendrik C Swart

Chapter 15. Layer Structured Materials for Photonics

Felipe de Souza, Ram Gupta

Chapter 16. Layered Structured Materials and Nanotechnology for Photodetection

Felipe de Souza, Magdalene Asare, Ram K. Gupta

Chapter 17. Nanostructured Perovskites for High Brightness Light Emitting Diodes

Felipe de Souza, Ram Gupta

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Dr. Ram K. Gupta is an Associate Professor at Pittsburg State University. Dr. Gupta’s research focuses on conducting polymers and composites, green energy production and storage using biowastes and nanomaterials, optoelectronics and photovoltaics devices, organic-inorganic hetero-junctions for sensors, bio-based polymers, flame-retardant polymers, bio-compatible nanofibers for tissue regeneration, scaffold and antibacterial applications, corrosion inhibiting coatings, and bio-degradable metallic implants. Dr. Gupta has published over 240 peer-reviewed articles, made over 300 national, international, and regional presentations, chaired many sessions at national/international meetings, edited many books, and written several book chapters. He has received over two and a half million dollars for research and educational activities from many funding agencies. He is serving as Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor, and editorial board member of numerous journals.

Dr. Tuan Anh Nguyen completed his BSc in Physics from Hanoi University in 1992, and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Paris Diderot University (France) in 2003. He was a Visiting Scientist at Seoul National University (South Korea, 2004) and the University of Wollongong (Australia, 2005). He then worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate & Research Scientist at Montana State University (USA), 2006-2009. In 2012, he was appointed as Head of the Microanalysis Department at the Institute for Tropical Technology (Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology). He has managed 4 Ph.D. theses as thesis director and 3 are in progress. He is Editor-In-Chief of Kenkyu Journal of Nanotechnology & Nanoscience and Founding Co-Editor-In-Chief of Current Nanotoxicity & Prevention. He is the author of 4 Vietnamese books and Editor of 32 Elsevier books in the Micro & Nano Technologies Series.