Nano Materials: In Architecture, Interior Architecture and Design

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This book provides professional users with an overview of functional nanosurfaces of all kinds, enabling them to employ nanomaterials intelligently and appropriately and to provide competent advice for clients.
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Overview

This book provides professional users with an overview of functional nanosurfaces of all kinds, enabling them to employ nanomaterials intelligently and appropriately and to provide competent advice for clients.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783764379957
  • Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag
  • Publication date: 4/3/2008
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dipl.-Ing. interior designer BDIA Sylvia Leydecker is a practicing interior designer with her own firm in Cologne, 100% Interior.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Harold Kroto Kroto, Harold 9

Foreword Michael Veith Veith, Michael 10

What is nanotechnology? 12

The development of nanotechnology 20

Carbon - new morphologies 26

General market developments 32

Nanoproducts 34

Form Follows Function? 40

Ecology and economics 42

Is the devil in the dwarfs? 44

Nanotechnology and product design 50

Functions and applications 56

Self-cleaning: Lotus-Effect 58

Self-cleaning: Photocatalysis 72

Easy-to-clean (ETC) 92

Air-purifying 108

Anti-fogging 118

Fragrance capsules 120

Thermal insulation: VIPs 122

Thermal insulation: Aerogel 128

Temperature regulation: PCMs 136

UV protection 142

Solar protection 144

Fire-proof 146

Anti-graffiti 152

Anti-reflective 160

Antibacterial 162

Anti-fingerprint 172

Scratchproof and abrasion-resistant 176

The holistic application of nanosurfaces in interiors 178

People 181

Trade fairs, conferences and events 184

Sources, further information, illustration credits 186

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