Jointly published with Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi, India. 1st and 2nd edition published by Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi, 2007 and 2011
3rd ed. 2015, XXIV, 403 p. 341 illus., 13 illus. in color.
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A comprehensive and up-to-date textbook on nanomaterials and nanotechnologies
Strikes the right balance in presenting syntheses, materials, analytical techniques and applications
Covers the physical, chemical and biological properties of nanomaterials
Introduces novel materials, including graphene and metamaterials
Enriched with many useful illustrations
Includes six useful appendices
Given the rapid advances in the field, this book offers an up-to-date introduction to nanomaterials and nanotechnology. Though condensed into a relatively small volume, it spans the whole range of multidisciplinary topics related to nanotechnology. Starting with the basic concepts of quantum mechanics and solid state physics, it presents both physical and chemical synthetic methods, as well as analytical techniques for studying nanostructures. The size-specific properties of nanomaterials, such as their thermal, mechanical, optical and magnetic characteristics, are discussed in detail. The book goes on to illustrate the various applications of nanomaterials in electronics, optoelectronics, cosmetics, energy, textiles and the medical field, and discusses the environmental impact of these technologies. Many new areas, materials and effects are then introduced, including spintronics, soft lithography, metamaterials, the lotus effect, the Gecko effect, and graphene. The book also explains the functional principles of essential techniques, such as scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning near field optical microscopy (SNOM), Raman spectroscopy and photoelectron microscopy. In closing, Chapter 14, ‘Practicals’, provides a helpful guide to setting up and conducting inexpensive nanotechnology experiments in teaching laboratories.
Content Level »Upper undergraduate
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