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Nanotechnology and Functional Materials for Engineers

Book Description

Nanotechnology and Functional Materials for Engineers focuses on key essentials and examples across the spectrum of nanomaterials as applied by engineers, including nanosensors, smart nanomaterials, nanopolymers, and nanotubes. Chapters cover their synthesis and characteristics, production methods, and applications, with specific sections exploring nanoelectronics and electro-optic nanotechnology, nanostructures, and nanodevices.

This book is a valuable resource for interdisciplinary researchers who want to learn more about how nanomaterials are used in different types of engineering, including electrical, chemical, and biomedical.

  • Offers in-depth information on a variety of nanomaterials and how they are used for different engineering applications
  • Provides an overview of current research and suggests how this will impact future applications
  • Explores how the unique properties of different nanomaterials make them particularly suitable for specific applications

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Biography
  6. Preface
  7. Chapter 1. An Introduction to Nanotechnology
    1. Abstract
    2. 1.1 Definition
    3. 1.2 Introduction
    4. 1.3 History
    5. 1.4 Applications
    6. 1.5 Recent Research and Future Perspectives
    7. 1.6 Conclusions
  8. Chapter 2. Generic Methodologies for Characterization
    1. Abstract
    2. 2.1 Introduction
    3. 2.2 Scanning Probes
    4. 2.3 Electron Microscopy
    5. 2.4 Diffraction Techniques
    6. 2.5 Spectroscopy Techniques
    7. 2.6 Surface Analysis and Depth Profiling
    8. 2.7 Conclusions
  9. Chapter 3. Smart Nanomaterials
    1. Abstract
    2. 3.1 Introduction
    3. 3.2 Nanoscale Materials
    4. 3.3 Mechanisms of Response
    5. 3.4 Synthesis
    6. 3.5 Applications
    7. 3.6 Current Research and Future Perspectives
    8. 3.7 Conclusions
  10. Chapter 4. Nanosensors
    1. Abstract
    2. 4.1 Introduction
    3. 4.2 Manufacturing Methods
    4. 4.3 Types of Nanosensors
    5. 4.4 Nanostructures and Materials
    6. 4.5 Applications
    7. 4.6 Current Research and Future Perspectives
    8. 4.7 Conclusions
  11. Chapter 5. Nanoparticles
    1. Abstract
    2. 5.1 Introduction
    3. 5.2 Synthesis and Characteristics
    4. 5.3 Applications
    5. 5.4 Current Research and Future Perspectives
    6. 5.5 Conclusions
  12. Chapter 6. Nanopolymers
    1. Abstract
    2. 6.1 Nanopolymers and Their Applications
    3. 6.2 Fabricating Nanopolymers: Electrospinning
    4. 6.3 Environmental Applications
    5. 6.4 Biomedical Technology
    6. 6.5 Polymeric Nanofibers as Sensors
    7. 6.6 Conclusions
  13. Chapter 7. Nanotubes
    1. Abstract
    2. 7.1 Introduction
    3. 7.2 Properties
    4. 7.3 Production Methods of NTs
    5. 7.4 Purification of NTs
    6. 7.5 Applications of CNTs
    7. 7.6 Current Research and Future Perspectives
  14. Chapter 8. Nanoshells
    1. Abstract
    2. 8.1 Introduction
    3. 8.2 Types of Nanoshells
    4. 8.3 Properties of Nanoshell Particles
    5. 8.4 Applications of Nanoshells
    6. 8.5 Current Research and Future Perspectives
  15. Chapter 9. Electronic and Electro-Optic Nanotechnology
    1. Abstract
    2. 9.1 History
    3. 9.2 Theory of Electronic Nanotechnology
    4. 9.3 Theory of Electro-Optic Nanotechnology
    5. 9.4 Current Research and Future Perspectives
  16. Chapter 10. Self-Assembling Nanostructures
    1. Abstract
    2. 10.1 Introduction
    3. 10.2 Building Blocks
    4. 10.3 Principles of Self-Assembly
    5. 10.4 Methods to Prepare and Pattern Nanoparticles
    6. 10.5 Current Research and Future Perspectives
    7. 10.6 Conclusions
  17. Chapter 11. Nanomedicine
    1. Abstract
    2. 11.1 Introduction to Nanomedicine
    3. 11.2 Applications of Nanotechnology in Nanomedicine
    4. 11.3 Nanopharmaceuticals
    5. 11.4 Nano-Ophthalmology
    6. 11.5 Tissue Engineering
    7. 11.6 Bone Engineering
    8. 11.7 Conclusions
  18. References
    1. Further Reading
  19. Index