Nanomaterials, their synthesis, and property studies have been an obsession with modern current physicists, chemist, and materials scientists for their vast array of technological implications and the remarkable way their properties are modified or enhanced when the size dimensions are reduced to the realm of nanometers. Although nanomaterials, for a lot of practical purposes have been in existence since the remotest past of civilization, it is only in the last few decades that the field has been gaining the attention that it deserves from the scientific and industrial fraternity. A lot of this has to do with the immense improvement we made in tools to study and characterize these materials.
Metal oxides have been one of the well documented and hottest branches of nanomaterials revolution with oxides such as TiO2, ZnO, CuO, Fe3O4, Cr2O3, Co3O4, MnO2 and many more being an integral part to a variety of technological advancements and industrial applications. From green power issues like photovoltaic cells to rechargeable batteries, from drug delivery agents to antimicrobial and cosmetic products, from superconductor materials to semiconductors and insulators, metal oxides have been omnipresent in terms of both commercial prerogatives and research highlights. This book is solely devoted towards this special section of nanomaterials with an aim to partially access the science pertaining to the oxides of metals.
Table of Contents
Metal Oxide Nanomaterials: An Overview
Kajal Kumar Dey and Avanish Kumar Srivastava
Pulsed Laser Deposition of Nanostructured Oxides for Emerging Applications
Carlo S. Casari and Andrea Li Bassi
Metastable phase selection and low temperature plasticity in chemically synthesized amorphous Al2O3-ZrO2and Al2O3-Y2O3
Ashutosh S. Gandhi, Arindam Paul, Shailendra Singh Shekhawat, Umesh Waghmare, and Vikram Jayaram
Porous and Hollow Oxide Nanostructures: Synthesis, Stability and Applications
E A Anumol and N Ravishankar
Doped Tin Oxide Nanomaterials for Chlorine and Hydrogen Gas Detection
Allen Chaparadza, Hoang Tran, and Shankar B. Rananavare
Titanium Oxide Nano- and Submicron-structured Coating for Ti and Ti Related Bio-implants
S. Aich and B. Roy
Metal Oxide Nanostructured Films for Photovoltaic Applications
S. K. Tripathi
Nanostructured Materials as Nanoprobes for Bio-imaging Applications
S. D. Geethanjali and A. Vadivel Murugan
Band Energy and Crystal Structure Employing Density Functional Theory
Piyush Dua and Avanish Kumar Srivastava
Paramagnetic lattice defects in natural crystalline quartz
ZnO Nano-Particles: Defect Structure, Space-Charge Depletion Layer and Core-Shell Model
Emre Erdem and Rüdiger-A. Eichel
"Designed purposefully to provide with an overview of the present-day research on metal oxide nanomaterials to practitioners, graduate students and engineers, this book treats the subject using terms familiar to materials scientists and engineers. While the book has been compiled keeping in mind specialists working in the field of nanostructured metal oxides, it could be useful to all those interested in nanoscience."
—Prof. C. N. R. Rao, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India
"This is a very opportune time to publish a book on this very alive topic of metal oxides. While it is a challenging task to cover all aspects of oxide nanomaterials in a single book, the authors of this monograph have made a serious effort and one can expect the readers to find this an engrossing and useful book."
—Prof. Ramesh Chandra Budhani, CSIR—National Physical Laboratory, India
"This book will serve as a valuable reference for students, scientists, engineers and specialists in both academia and industry concerned with the fundamental and technological/industrial applications of metal oxide nanostructures."
—Prof. Anand Mohan, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, India
"This volume provides the reader with the tools to manufacture and characterise nanoparticulate metal oxides for a plethora of applications."
—Dr. Simon J. Holland, Chairperson, International Organization for Standardization Committee on Nanotechnologies, ISO TC229