1st Edition

Soft Nanoferrites for Biomedical and Environmental Applications

Edited By Atul Thakur, Preeti Thakur Copyright 2025
    424 Pages 6 Color & 95 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Spinel nano-ferrites have emerged as an advanced class of nanostructured material in the domains of nanoscience and technology over the course of the last decade. This book covers the fundamentals of spinel ferrites and their applications in the health sector and the envrionment. It focuses on the key applications of spinel ferrites in the health sector, such as hyperthermia, cancer diagnosis/treatment, and antimicrobial activity, and in environmental issues like water purification, wastewater treatment, and air pollution remediation. 


    • Covers the classification, synthesis, properties, structure, and applications of spinel ferrites
    • Provides exclusive coverage on biomedical and environmental applications
    • Includes environmental pollution, types of pollutants, and the removal of those pollutants using spinel nanoferrites
    • Reviews applications in cancer diagnosis and treatment, MRI, hyperthermia, and so forth
    • Recommends building environmental friendly ferrite materials for a clean environment

    This book is aimed at graduate students and researchers in materials science, nanotehcnology, envrionemtnal scencienc, and bioenginerring. 

    1. Introduction to Soft Nanoferrites

    Ritesh Verma, Jean Luc Mattei, Rahul Kalia, et al.


    2. Synthesis Techniques for Nanoferrites

    Neetu Dhanda, Fayu Wan, Blasé Ravelo, et al.


    3. Properties of Soft Nanoferrites

    Sarthak Kharbanda, Irina Edelman, Sergei Ovchinnikov, et al.


    4. Structure of Soft Nanoferrites

    Nancy, Fayu Wan, Xing Cheng, et al.


    5. Nanoferrites as Biocompatible Materials

    Marcella Bini


    6. Toxicity of Soft Nanoferrites

    Deepa Suhag, Raksha Rathore, H. M. David Wang, et al.


    7. Spinel Nanoferrites for the Health Sector

    Arti Rao, Yassine Slimani, Preeti Thakur, et al.


    8. Uses of Soft Nanoferrites in Hyperthermia

    Anand Salvi, Muhammad Ehsan, Renuka, Preeti Thakur, et al.


    9. Soft Nanoferrites for Cancer Diagnosis

    Sahil Kumar, Shagun Gupta, and Ankur Kaushal


    10. Magnetic Resonance Imaging using Soft Nanoferrites

    Nisha Yadav and G K Rao


    11. Soft Nanoferrites as Antibacterial Agents

    Renu Poria, Rachna Poria, Ankur Kaushal, et al.


    12. Antifungal Activity of Soft Nanoferrites

    Vasudha Sharma, Soma Majumdar, Vanita Chandel, et al.


    13. Drug Delivery System using Soft Nanoferrites

    Surbhi Sharma, Usha Dahiya, Shagun Gupta, et al.


    14. Soft Nanoferrites for Environmental Applications

    Muskan Jain, Ritesh Verma, Ankush Chauhan, et al.


    15. Heavy Metal Detection using Soft Nanoferrites and their Hybrids

    Nancy, A. C. Sun, Preeti Thakur, et al.


    16. Soft Nanoferrites as Photocatalysts for Wastewater Treatment

    Deepika Yadav, Navita Sharma, Chandra Mohan Srivastava, et al.


    17. Industrial Wastewater Treatment using Soft Nanoferrites

    Deepa Suhag, Ritesh Verma, Fayu Wan, et al.


    18. Nanoferrites for Organic Dye Degradation

    Muskan Jain, Larrisa V, Anu Singh, and Mamta Pal


    19. Benefits of Soft Nanoferrites as Catalysts

    Atul Thakur, Preeti Thakur, Deepa Suhag, et al.


    20. Soft Ferrites for Solid Pollution Detection and Remediation

    Anu Singh, A. C. Sun, Preeti Thakur, et al.


    21. Air Pollution Detection using Soft Nanoferrites

    Shivani Saklani, Bindiya Barsola, Priyanka Kumari, et al.


    22. Air Pollution Remediation using Soft Nanoferrites

    Bindiya Barsola, Shivani Saklani, Priyanka Kumari, et al.


    23. Green Technology for Soft Nanoferrites

    Rahul Kalia and Arunkumar Radhakrishnan


    24. Prospects of Soft Nanoferrites

    Shivani Jangra, Ritesh Verma, Preeti Thakur, et al.


    Prof. Atul Thakur is working as Director at the Amity Centre for Nanotechnology and Amity School of Applied Sciences, Amity University Haryana, and is among the top 2% of researchers by Stanford University ranking. He is  Post Doctorate from the University of Brest, France, and thereafter from world-renowned National Taiwan University, Taiwan. He has also completed his M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. He has published more than 170 research papers in International, peer-reviewed, SCI, and Scopus-indexed journals and has written four books. His areas of research include ferrites nanomaterials for water purification, agricultural applications, microwave, high-frequency applications, radar absorbing materials, antenna miniaturization, high-density memory storage systems, sensor applications, and metamaterials. He has completed several government-funded projects sponsored by ANR, DRDO, MNRE, and DAE and received a prestigious international grant from the Royal Academy of Engineering UK. He has filed 48 patents and initiated a start-up, nanolatticeX. Prof Thakur is also Adjunct Professor at Yuan Ze University -Taiwan and Distinguished professor at Nanjing University of Information, Science and Technology-China. 

    Prof. Preeti Thakur is currently working as Head at the Amity Centre for Nanotechnology, Amity University Haryana and is among the top 2% of researchers by Stanford University ranking. A post-doctorate from Taiwan and a Gold medalist in Masters; she has completed her Ph.D. in Physics from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. She has more than 22 years of teaching and research experience. Her areas of research include the synthesis and characterization of magnetic nanoparticles for radar-absorbing materials, sensors, high frequency, wastewater treatment, and agricultural applications. She has more than 150 publications in SCI/Scopus indexed international journals; filed 45 patents and is an Editor in Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Elsevier. She has completed several projects from Govt. funded agencies such as DRDO, and DST and is a recipient of the Royal Academy of Engineering UK award.