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Springer Handbook of Nanomaterials

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Vajtai, Robert (Ed.)

2013, XXXVI, 1221 p. 685 illus. in color.

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  • Meets the need for a comprehensive, easily accessible source of application-oriented, authoritative information by integrating knowledge from key subfields
  • Highly detailed single-volume treatment of a rapidly evolving field

Forewords by Claes-Göran Granqvist, Uppsala University, Sweden, and Neal F. Lane, Rice University, Texas

Nanomaterials inevitably have bright prospects, but even now they play an important role in many areas of industry. Some of these new materials are commercially available and are used in off the shelf products, others are important model systems for physicochemical and materials science research. However, research findings and application data are not compiled in a single work. The Springer Handbook of Nanomaterials collects description and data of materials which have dimensions on the nanoscale. The description of nanomaterials follows the interplay of structure, properties, processing and applications mainly in their solid phase. The chapters were arranged according to the classical materials-science classifications: carbon materials, metals, ceramics, composites, and biomaterials. For each part, materials structures represent different dimensionality; zero-dimensional clusters, nanoparticles and quantum dots, one-dimensional nanowires and nanotubes, and two-dimensional thin films and surfaces. Combinations cover for instance nanostructured and hybrid materials.

Almost 100 leading scientists from academia and the industry were selected to write the 32 chapters and collect the physical, chemical and mechanical data. The handbook was written and compiled for professionals and practitioners, materials scientists, physicists and chemists at universities, as well as in the fields of industrial research and production.

The Handbook is organized in seven parts. Part A: NanoCarbons. Part B: NanoMetals. Part C: NanoCeramics. Part D: NanoComposits. Part E: Nanoporous Materials. Part F: Organic and Biomaterilas. Part G: Applications and Impact.

 Key Topics

  • Graphene, Fullerenes, Nanotubes, Diamonds, Bionanomaterials
  • Noble and Common Metals, Alloys, Magnetic Nanostructures
  • Piezoelectrics, Graphite Oxide, Crystals, Glasses, Polymers, Dispersions
  • Silicon, Zeolites, Anodic Aluminum Oxide
  • Applications in Energy, Civil Engineering, Nanomedicine, Nanofiltering
  • Toxicology, Hazards and Safety


  • Covers basic concepts, materials, properties, and fabrication
  • Contains over 700 color illustrations
  • Numerous comprehensive data tables
  • Features exhaustive references to approved data
  • Concise, clear and coherent presentation
  • All chapters with summaries
  • Application-oriented contents

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Biocompatibility - Ceramics - Composites - Nanocarbons - Nanoceramics - Nanometals - Nanoporous materials - Semiconductors

Related subjects » Biomaterials - Nanotechnology - Optical & Electronic Materials - Special types of Materials - Structural Materials

Table of contents / Sample pages 

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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