Springer Handbook of Nanomaterials

Springer Handbook of Nanomaterials

by Robert Vajtai (Editor)


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The Springer Handbook of Nanomaterials covers the description of materials which have dimension on the "nanoscale". The description of the nanomaterials in this Handbook follows the thorough but concise explanation of the synergy of structure, properties, processing and applications of the given material. The Handbook mainly describes materials in their solid phase; exceptions might be e.g. small sized liquid aerosols or gas bubbles in liquids. The materials are organized by their dimensionality. Zero dimensional structures collect clusters, nanoparticles and quantum dots, one dimensional are nanowires and nanotubes, while two dimensional are represented by thin films and surfaces. The chapters in these larger topics are written on a specific materials and dimensionality combination, e.g. ceramic nanowires. Chapters are authored by well-established and well-known scientists of the particular field. They have measurable part of publications and an important role in establishing new knowledge of the particular field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642205941
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 11/20/2013
Series: Springer Handbooks
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 1221
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.08(d)

About the Author

Robert Vajtai is a Faculty Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at Rice University, Houston, USA. His scientific interests cover synthesis, processing, and characterization of physical and chemical properties of new material forms and structures, mainly nanostructured materials, nanocomposites and nanomaterials; as well as applications of these materials in thermal management, energy storage, MEMS, and electronic devices.

He received his MS degree in Physics and his Doctor’s degree in Solid-State Physics from the University of Szeged, Hungary, in 1986 and 1997, respectively. From 1987 to 2002 he was a Faculty Member of the Experimental Physics Department of Szeged University, Hungary. He also spent sabbatical time as a Fellow of the Swedish Institute in The Ångstrom Laboratory in Uppsala, Sweden, from 1998 to 1999; as an Eötvös Fellow at the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland from 1995 to 1996 and he also visited the Max Planck Institute in Göttingen, Germany in 1993 via a Max Planck Fellowship. He was rewarded by the Bolyai Fellowship of the Hungarian Scientific Academy for 1999-2000.

Before joining Rice University, Dr. Vajtai spent eight years at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he was a Laboratory Manager at the Rensselaer Nanotechnology Center managing the nanoparticle generation by inert-gas deposition and the carbon nanotechnology laboratories. Dr. Vajtai is on the Editorial Board of the journals Nanopages and Fluctuations and Noise Letters.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Claes-Göran Granqvist
Foreword by Neal Lane

Chap. 1. Materials on the Nanoscale (R. Vajtai)

Part A – NanoCarbons
Chap. 2. Graphene Properties and Characterization
Chap. 3. Fullerenes
Chap. 4. Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Chap. 5. Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Chap. 6. Modofied Carbon Nanotubes
Chap. 7. Carbon Nanofibers
Chap. 8. Nanodiamonds

Part B – NanoMetals

Chap. 9. Noble Metals
Chap. 10. Nanostructures of Common Metals
Chap. 11. Alloys on the Nanoscale
Chap. 12. Magnetic Nanostructures

Part C – NanoCeramics
Chap. 13. Nanocrystalline Functional Oxide Materials
Chap. 14. Piezoelectric Nanoceramics
Chap. 15. Graphite Oxide
Chap. 16. Compound Crystals
Chap. 17. Screw Dislocation-Driven Growth of Nanomaterials
Chap. 18. Glasses

Part D – NanoComposites
Chap. 19. Polymer Nanocomposites
Chap. 20. Nanoparticle Dispersions

Part E – Nanoporous Materials
Chap. 21. Nanoporous Metals
Chap. 22. Zeolites
Chap. 23. Porous Anodic Aluminum Oxide
Chap. 24. Porous Silicon

Part F – Organic and Bionanomaterials
Chap. 25. Organic Nanomaterials
Chap. 26. Nanocomposites as Bone Implant Material
Chap. 27. Nanofiber Biomaterials

Part G – Applications and Impact
Chap. 28. Nanostructured Materials for Energy-Related Applications
Chap. 29. Nanomaterials in Civil Engineering
Chap. 30. Nanomedicine
Chap. 31. Nanofiltering
Chap. 32. Toxicology, Hazards and Safety

Acknowledgements.- About the Authors.- Subject Index

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