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Handbook of Research on Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, and Advanced Materials

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The burgeoning field of nanotechnology has led to many recent technological innovations and discoveries. Understanding the impact of these technologies on business, science, and industry is an important first step in developing applications for a variety of settings and contexts. Handbook of Research on Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, and Advanced Materials presents a detailed analysis of current experimental and theoretical approaches surrounding nanomaterials science. With applications in fields such as biomedicine, renewable energy, and synthetic materials, the research in this book will provide experimentalists, professionals, students, and academics with an in-depth understanding of nanoscience and its impact on modern technology.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Preface
  7. Chapter 1: Self-Healing Materials Systems as a Way for Damage Mitigation in Composites Structures Caused by Orbital Space Debris
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. QUANTIFICATION OF HEALING EFFICIENCY
    4. 3. SELF-HEALING OF THE THERMOPLASTIC MATERIALS
    5. 4. SELF-HEALING OF THERMOSETTING MATERIALS
    6. 5. SELF-HEALING COATING SYSTEMS FOR METALLIC STRUCTURES
    7. 6. FUTURE OUTLOOKS
    8. 7. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  8. Chapter 2: Functionalization of Carbon Nanocomposites with Ruthenium Bipyridine and Terpyridine Complex
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. FUNCTIONALIZATION OF FULLERENE, CARBON NANOTUBES AND GRAPHENE WITH RUTHENIUM BIPYRIDINE AND TERPYRIDINE COMPLEXES
    6. CONCLUSION AND OUTLOOK
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Chapter 3: Nano Indentation Response of Various Thin Films Used for Tribological Applications
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. VARIOUS FILMS
    4. DEPOSITION OF VARIOUS FILMS
    5. MICROSTRUCTURAL FEATURES
    6. NANOINDENTATION RESPONSE
    7. EXAMINATION OF DATA FROM LITERATURE
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    11. REFERENCES
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Chapter 4: Synthesis and Characterization of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER: METHODS FOR IRON OXIDE NANOPARTICLE SYNTHESIS
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 5: Si-NWs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ASPECTS OF SYNTHESIS
    4. Applications on Silicon Nanowires
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 6: Principles of Raman Scattering in Carbon Nanotubes
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. STRUCTURE OF CARBON NANOTUBE (CNT)
    4. BRILLOUIN ZONE FOR A CNT
    5. ELECTRONIC BAND STRUCTURE OF CARBON NANOTUBES
    6. BAND STRUCTURE OF 2-D GRAPHITE
    7. BAND STRUCTURE OF CARBON NANOTUBES
    8. ELECTRONIC DENSITY OF STATES (DOS)
    9. VIBRATIONAL PROPERTIES OF CARBON NANOTUBES
    10. TYTICAL SPECTRA OF SINGLE-WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES
    11. CONCLUSION
    12. REFERENCES
    13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 7: Pharmacokinetics of Polymeric Nanoparticles at Whole Body, Organ, Cell, and Molecule Levels
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. PHARMACOKINETICS OF POLYMERIC NANOPARTICLES
    4. 3. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 8: Applications of Nanomaterials in Construction Industry
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. NANOMATERIALS IN GENERAL APPLICATIONS
    4. NANOMATERIALS IN CEMENTITIOUS SYSTEMS
    5. CARBON NANOTUBES/NANOFIBRES IN CEMENTITIOUS SYSTEMS
    6. CHALLENGES RELATED TO THE USE OF NANOMATERIALS
    7. STRATEGIES FOR USING NANOMATERIALS FOR THE NEXT TEN YEARS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINTIONS
  15. Chapter 9: Silicon Nanostructures-Graphene Nanocomposites
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ADDITIONAL READING
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 10: Metal Oxide-Graphene Nanocomposites
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 11: In2X3 (X=S, Se, Te) Semiconductor Thin Films
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FABRICATION PROCESSES
    4. PROPERTIES OF InX THIN FILMS
    5. APPLICATIONS OF InX THIN FILMS
    6. TERNARY COMPOUND THIN FILMS BASED ON InX
    7. SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 12: Carbon Nanotubes for Photovoltaics
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. CNT-Si HETERO-JUNCTION SOLAR CELLS
    5. CNT IN DSSC
    6. CNT IN ORGANIC PV DEVICES (OPV)
    7. DISCUSSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. CONCLUSION AND SUMMARY
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  19. Chapter 13: Overview on Hydrogen Absorbing Materials
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. THERMODYNAMICS OF HYDROGEN ABSORPTION/DESORPTION
    4. 3. RECENT ADVANCES IN METAL-HYDROGEN STORAGE MATERIALS
    5. 4. PRINCIPLES OF KEY H-STORAGE PROPERTIES
    6. 5. CONCLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  20. Chapter 14: Conductive Probe Microscopy Investigation of Electrical and Charge Transport in Advanced Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers-Polymer Nanocomposites
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES OF CNT‚ąíPOLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES
    4. 3. EFM STUDY OF CNT DISTRIBUTION IN POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES FILMS
    5. 4. CS-AFM INVESTIGATION OF BULK AND SURFACE PERCOLATION
    6. 5. OUTLOOK OF QUANTITATIVE CS-AFM ANALYSIS
    7. 6. OVERALL SUMMARY AND PERSPECTIVES
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. APPENDIX: ABBREVIATIONS
  21. Chapter 15: Nanostructured Materials for the Realization of Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Devices
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY CONVERSION DEVICES
    4. 3. ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE DEVICES
    5. 4. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  22. Chapter 16: Nucleic Acids-Based Nanotechnology
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PASSIVE NANOSTRUCTURES BASED ON DNA USING SELF-ASSEMBLY
    4. ENGINEERING ACTIVE NANOSTRUCTURES BASED ON ALLOSTERIC RIBOZYMES
    5. RNA-BASED NANOCIRCUITS
    6. INTEGRATED RNA BASED NANODEVICES WITH A COMPLEX LOGIC FUNCTION AS A TOOL FOR MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS
    7. ALLOSTERIC RIBOZYMES AS DESIGNER CIS-ACTING GENE CONTROL ELEMENTS
    8. GENE SILENCING TECHNIQUES VIA TRANS-ACTING RIBOZYMES
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. FUTURE PROSPECTIVE
    11. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    12. REFERENCES
    13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  23. Chapter 17: Theoretical Assessment of the Mechanical, Electronic, and Vibrational Properties of the Paramagnetic Insulating Cerium Dioxide and Investigation of Intrinsic Defects
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHODOLOGY AND COMPUTATION
    4. PROPERTIES OF THE PURE CERIA
    5. DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES
    6. LATTICE DYNAMIC AND THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES
    7. VACANCY-INDUCED MAGNETISM IN CeO
    8. SUMMARY
    9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  24. Chapter 18: Implementation of Nanoparticles in Cancer Therapy
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. CANCER BIOLOGY
    3. 2. NANOPARTICLES IN CANCER THERAPY
    4. 3. NANOPARTICLE TOXICITY AND SAFETY
    5. 4. MAJOR CANCER TARGETS FOR NANOPARTICLE SYSTEMS
    6. 5. TARGETING SCHEMES
    7. 6. NANOPARTICLE-MEDIATED GENE THERAPY
    8. 7. FUTURE PERSPECTIVES
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  25. Chapter 19: Understanding the Numerical Resolution of Perturbed Soliton Propagation in Single Mode Optical Fiber
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MODAL ANALYSIS: HOW TO CALCULATE THE NUMBER OF MODES IN AN OPTICAL FIBER
    4. THE STUDY OF SOLITON PROPAGATION IN A MONO-MODAL OPTICAL FIBER
    5. FREQUENCY DOMAIN FILTER SYSTEM
    6. APPLICATION AND DISCUSSION OF SIMULATION RESULTS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  26. Compilation of References
  27. About the Contributors