Handbook of Electrochemical Nanotechnology
  2-Volume set


  2-Volume Set

Edited by
Yuehe Lin, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Hari Singh Nalwa, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, USA

    January 2009
600 pages, Hardcover
ISBN: 1-58883-039-X
The Handbook of Electrochemical Nanotechnology provides an overview of recent advances in the field of electrochemical nanotechnology. The emergence of nanoscience and nanotechnology has led to great developments in electrochemical science and technology, which led to a new branch of electrochemistry research—electrochemical nanotechnology—that combines electrochemical techniques with nanotechnologies to address important issues in energy, electronics, environment, and heath care. For example, in the last decade, newly developed nanotechnologies (including electrochemical nanotechnologies) have enabled researchers to find and produce a variety of nanostructured materials with highly controlled and unique optical, magnetic, or catalytic properties. Furthermore, the diversity in composition (inorganic or organic, metals, or semiconductors), shape (particles, rods, wires, or tubes), and the readiness for surface functionalization (physical, chemical, or biological) have made it possible for various functional nanomaterials to be fabricated for sensing, electrocatalysis, energy storage and conversion. The new millennium presents opportunities as well as challenges to scientists and engineers working in the dynamic field of functional nanomaterials. This book introduces the applications of nanomaterials in the field of electrochemical technology focusing on nanodevices, nanoelectronics, sensors, energy storage and conversion. It also demonstrates that electrochemical nanotechnologies can provide solutions to significant technical barriers and potentially revolutionize research in these emerging areas. The handbook contains 20 chapters written by leading researchers from academia and research institutes that explore many areas of potential applications for nanomaterials in electrochemistry and bioelectrochemistry, particularly useful in sensing and catalytic processes. The book is divided into two volumes:

Volume 1: Nanomaterials
Volume 2: Applications

Volume 1 describes the details of synthesis, fabrication, and characterization of nanomaterials and nanodevices for energy storage and conversion whereas volume 2 focuses on the applications of nanomaterials in bioelectronics, biosensors, and nanobiotechnology. The variety of research topics covered reflects the level of activity in nanomaterials chemistry for sensing and catalysis and the increased interest in synthesizing functional nanostructures for specific applications. Elucidating the interfacial reactions and charge transfer within nanostructured interfaces will continue to be a major research topic in the coming years. This book is expected to contribute to the growing interest in this fascinating field.

An interdisciplinary reference source for researchers, scientists, engineers, upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, college and university professors, and research professionals working both in academia and industry at the interface of electrochemistry and nanotechnology as well as in the fields of chemistry, solid state physics, materials science polymer science, bioelectronics, bioengineering, nanobiotechnology, analytical chemistry, surface science, and chemical technology.

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