Advanced Nanomaterials

Synthesis, Properties, and Applications
S. Thomas, N. Kalarikkal, A. M. Stephan, B. Raneesh, A. K. Haghi

ISBN: 978-1-926-89579-6
Publisher/Imprint: AAP, CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group)
Pages: 402
Format: Print/e-Book
Language: English
Edition/Volume: 1st
© Year: 2014
Publication date: June 2014



About the Book

This book is the collection of highly selected, peer-reviewed chapters that showcase the research of an international roster of scientists. It explains the complete aspects of nanomaterials with emphasis on synthesis, characterization, and applications. In this important work, an excellent team of international experts provides an exploration of the emerging nanotechnologies that are poised to make the nano-revolution become a reality in the manufacturing sector. The authors present some current and future possible developments in nanotechnology covering many areas as diverse as medicine, energy, electronics, and agriculture. In addition to engineering aspects, the physics, chemistry and biotechnology behind the fabrication and device designing also discussed.

A number of nanotechnology products are available and a tremendous amount of research is still going on at universities, in government, and at research laboratories. Nanotechnology applications are being developed that could impact the global market for agricultural, mineral, and other non-fuel commodities. Currently, nanotechnology is described as a revolutionary discipline in terms of its possible impact on industrial applications. Nanotechnology offers potential solutions to many problems using emerging nanotechniques and this book highlights some of these new developments.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1: Recent Studies of Spin Dynamics in Ferromagnetic Nanoparticles
D. S. Schmool

Chapter 2: Novel Magnetic-Carbon Biocomposites

B. Kalska-Szostko, M. Rogowska, A. Pigiel, and D. Satula

Chapter 3: Gold Nanoparticles and Biosensors: A Hand-to-Hand Journey

Suman Singh, V. K. Meena, D. V. S. Jain, and M. L. Singla

Chapter 4: Industrially Relevant Nanoparticles: Hematite: Its Synthesis, Functionalization and Applications

Marimuthu Nidhin, Kalarical Janardhanan Sreeram, and Balachandran Unni Nair

Chapter 5: Novel Dielectric Nanoparticles (DNP) Doped Nano-Engineered Glass Based Optical Fiber for Fiber Laser

M. C. Paul, A. V. Kir’yanov, S. Das, M. Pal, S.K. Bhadra,Yu. O. Barmenkov, A. A. Martinez-Gamez, J. L. Lucio Martínez, S. Yoo, and J. K. Sahu

Chapter 6: ZnO Nanostructures for Optoelectronic Applications

P. M. Aneesh and M. K. Jayaraj

Chapter 7: Thin Film and Nanostructured Multiferroic Materials

B. Raneesh and Nandakumar Kalarikkal

Chapter 8: Current Advances in Nanomedicine: Applications in Clinical Medicine and Surgery

Indu Raj P, Vinod Kumar, and Nandakumar Kalarikkal

Chapter 9: Study of Plasma Induced Gas Phase Growth Mechanism of TiO2/Al2O3 Multilayer Thin Films and Its Correlation with Its Morphological and Electrical Properties

P. Laha, A. B. Panda, S. K. Mahapatra, P. K. Barhai, A. K. Das, and I. Banerjee

Chapter 10: Role of Interlayer Interaction on Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes

Keka Talukdar and Apurba Krishna Mitra

Chapter 11: Recent Advances in Nanomedicine: Applications in Diagnosis and Therapeutics

Sandhya Gopalakrishnan, Kannan Vaidyanathan, and Nandakumar Kalarikkal

Chapter 12: Role of Nanogrooves on the Performance of Ultra Fine Grained Titanium as a Bio-Implant

P. Priyanka, K. Sujith, A. M. Asha, Manitha Nair, S. V. Nair, R. Biswas, T. N. Kim, and A. Balakrishnan

Chapter 13: Super-Paramagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles (Spions) as Nano-Flotillas for Hyperthermia: A Paradigm for Cancer Theranostics

Madhuri Sharon, Goldie Oza, Arvind Gupta, and Sunil Pandey

Chapter 14: Sustained and Responsive Release of Corrosion Inhibiting Species from Multilayered Assembly of Zinc Phosphomolybdate Containers with Application in Anticorrosive Paint Coating Formulation

S. E. Karekar, B. A. Bhanvase, and S. H. Sonawane

Chapter 15: Emerging Multifunctional Nanomaterials for Solar Energy Extraction

Mayank Bhushan, O. S. Nirmal Ghosh, and A. Kasi Viswanath


About the Authors/Editors


Sabu Thomas, PhD
Director, School of Chemical Sciences, Professor of Polymer Science & Technology & Honorary Director of the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India

Dr. Sabu Thomas is the Director of the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India. He is also a full professor of polymer science and engineering and the Director of the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of the same university. He is a fellow of many professional bodies. Professor Thomas has authored or co-authored many papers in international peer-reviewed journals in the area of polymer processing. He has organized several international conferences and has more than 420 publications, 11 books and two patents to his credit. He has been involved in a number of books both as author and editor. He is a reviewer to many international journals and has received many awards for his excellent work in polymer processing. His h Index is 42. Professor Thomas is listed as the 5th position in the list of Most Productive Researchers in India, in 2008.

Nandakumar Kalarikkal, PhD
Joint Director, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

Dr. Nandakumar Kalarikkal obtained his masters degree in physics with a specialization in industrial physics and his PhD in semiconductor physics from Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala, India. He was a postdoctoral fellow at NIIST, Trivandrum, and later joined with Mahatma Gandhi University. Currently he is the Joint Director of the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology as well as Associate professor in the School of Pure and Applied Physics at Mahatma Gandhi University. His current research interests include synthesis, characterization, and applications of nanophosphors, nanoferrites, nanoferroelctrics, nanomultiferroics, nanocomposites, and phase transitions.

A. Manuel Stephan, PhD
Scientist, Electrochemical Power Systems Division, Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Tamilnadu, India

A. Manuel Stephan is a Scientist at the Electrochemical Power Systems Division of the Central Electrochemical Research Institute in Tamilnadu, India. He is a life member of the Society for the Advancement of Electrochemical Science and Technology (SAEST) and the Materials Society of India.

B. Raneesh
Research Scholar, School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

B. Raneesh is a Research Scholar at the School of Pure and Applied Physics at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India.

A. K. Haghi, PhD
Associate Member of University of Ottawa, Canada; Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering; Editor-In-Chief, Polymers Research Journal

Dr. A. K. Haghi holds a BSc in urban and environmental engineering from University of North Carolina (USA); a MSc in mechanical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University (USA); a DEA in applied mechanics, acoustics and materials from Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France); and a PhD in engineering sciences from Université de Franche-Comté (France). He is the author and editor of 65 books as well as 1000 published papers in various journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Haghi has received several grants, consulted for a number of major corporations, and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. Since 1983, he served as a professor at several universities. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering and Polymers Research Journal and on the editorial boards of many international journals. He is a member of the Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences and Cultures (CRDCSC), Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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