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Functional Nanomaterials

Edited by
Kurt E. Geckeler Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
Edward Rosenberg University of Montana, USA

Functional Nanomaterials
Functional Nanomaterials is the first and unique compilation of the state-of-the-art review chapters covering all aspects of functional nanomaterials and their applications. Nanotechnology has led to a profound paradigm shift after the developments in recent years and after being classified as one of the most important areas of impending technology by the U.S. government. Novel functional nanomaterials are the basis of newly emerging nanotechnologies for various device applications. This book with 30 chapters reflects the tremendous world-wide interest in functional nanostructured materials. The wide variety of topics covered in this book is interesting for professionals working in the fundamental and applied research. The book covers major classes of nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, carbon and polymer nanofibers, nanoparticles, nanocomposites, nanosheets, fullerenes, supramolecular and self-assembled nanostructures, and many other types of nanomaterials. In addition, this book highlights various physico-chemical properties of different nanostructures such as catalytic, dielectric, magnetic, fluorescent and luminescent properties as well as applications of nanomaterials in sensors, photonics, drug delivery, proteomics, biomolecular electronics, and Homeland Security.

  • Molecular Machines for Protein Degradation, M. Groll, M. Bochtler, H. Brandstetter, T. Clausen, and R. Huber
  • Science and Engineering of Polymer Nanofibers, S. Ramakrishna, K. Fujihara, V. K. Ganesh, W. E. Teo, and T. C. Lim
  • Structure and Properties of Carbon Nanotube-Based Films and Fibers, G.-W. Lee and S. Kumar
  • Syntheses of Carbon Nanofibers and Nanotubes by Catalytic Decomposition of Hydrocarbons on Supported-Ni Catalysts, K. Otsuka and S. Takenaka
  • Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes, D. Nepal and K. E. Geckeler
  • Calculations on Solvents and Co-solvents of Carbon Nanotubes: Cyclopyranoses, F. Torrens
  • Nanostructured Materials with Enhanced Magnetic and Catalytic Properties, L.-J. Wan and C.-L. Bai
  • Nanophotonic Ensembles for Biomedical and Homeland Security Applications, C. W. Spangler, F. Meng, A. Gong, M. Drobizhev, A. Rebane, A. Karotki, B. D. Spangler, Z. Suo, and E. S. Tarter
  • Fullerene-Based Nanostructures, Y. Wang and K. E. Geckeler
  • Nanostructured Polyimide Materials with Controllable Dielectric Property, B.-K. Zhu, S.-H. Xie, Y.-Y. Xu, and Z.-K. Xu
  • Arrangement of Polymer Nanoparticles on Micro- and Nano-fabricated Silicon Substrates, M. Tanaka and H. Nishide
  • Fluorescent Organic Nanoparticles with Strongly Enhanced Emission, B.-K. An and S. Y. Park
  • Luminescent Nanomaterials, A. Roy
  • Nanosized Optical "Devices" for Applications in Proteomics and Biomolecular Electronics: Engineered Green Fluorescent Proteins, R. Bizzarri, R. Nifosi, P. Pingue, V. Tozzini, and F. Beltram
  • Composites with Nanomaterials, L. M. Manocha
  • Libraries of Nanosized, Polyfunctional Platforms and Nanocomposites from Silsesquioxanes, R. M. Laine, C. Brick, M. Roll, S. Sulaiman, S. G. Kim, M. Asuncion, J. Choi, and R. Tamaki
  • Ultrafast Photoinduced Interfacial Electron Transfer Dynamics in Molecule-Inorganic Semiconductor Nanocomposites, X. Ai and T. Lian
  • Physical Properties of Nano-Manganites and Carbon Nanotubes, A. K. Dhami
  • Nanospintronic Devices: Magnetic Semiconductors Digital Alloys and Heusler/Semiconductor Interfaces as New Materials, A. Continenza and and S. Picozzi
  • Supramolecular Assembly of Rod-Coil Block Molecules into Organized Nanostructures, M. Lee and J.-H. Ryu
  • Photofunctional Supramolecular Systems Based on Polymer Nano-sheet, T. Miyashita, J. Matsui, and M. Mitsuishi
  • Fine-Tuning Self-Assembly for Synthesis and Structure-Property Optimization of Functional Nanomaterials, S. Valiyaveetti
  • Nanoencapsulation of Fullerene with the Hosts Cyclodextrin and Cucurbituril, F. Constabel and K. E. Geckeler
  • Morphological Chameleons: pH-Dependent Aggregation Behavior of Sugar-Based Gemini Amphiphiles in Aqueous Solutions, M. Johnsson and J.B.F.N. Engberts
  • Iontophoretic Drug Delivery Using Polymer Electrolyte Materials, F. O. V. da Cunha, M. M. C. Forte, A. Barnes, R. J. Latham, R. G. Linford, and W. S. Schlindwein
  • Pyrazolyl Embrace as a Supramolecular Synthon: Case Study of Metal Carbonyl Complexes Containing Linked Tris(pyrazolyl)methane Ligands, D. L. Reger, R. F. Semeniuc, J. R. Gardinier, K. J. Brown, and M. D. Smith
  • Self-Organisation of Block Copolymers Based on Polysilanes, R. G. Jones and S. J. Holder
  • Modulation of the Superstructure and Response of Macromolecules Through Molecular Interactions and Nanodispersion, F. Ciardelli, O. Pieroni, S. Bronco, C. Cappelli, G. Ruggeri, and A. Pucci
  • Crystallization of Nanostructures by Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition, J. Zhang, P. Yang, L. Yang, L. Xia, and Y. Guo
  • Nanostructured Tin Dioxide Materials for Gas Sensor Applications, T. A. Miller, S. D. Bakrania, C. Perez, and M. S. Wooldridge


This book is a valuable reference source for scientists, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, engineers, industrial researchers, and other professionals working in the fields of nanomaterials, nanotechnology, materials science, chemistry, physics, polymer science, engineering, and biosciences. It is a cutting-edge monograph and an essential addition to all modern and up-to-date libraries.

October 2005, 500 pages, Hardcover / ISBN:1-58883-067-5



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