NANOPARTICLES: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications

Edited by
R. S. Chaughule, India; R. V. Ramanujan, Singapore
    October 2010
420 pages, Hardcover
IISBN: 1-58883-180-9

Nanoparticles constitute a crucial and technology intensive area of research and development in the burgeoning field of nanotechnology. The attraction of nanoparticles lies in the myriad attractive characteristics which can be achieved by reducing suitable materials from the bulk to the nanometer size, these characteristics ranging from increased surface/volume ratio to novel quantum confinement effects. Examples of property enhancements include magnetic, optical, biosensing, thermoelectric, semiconducting, catalytic, energy storage and thermal properties. Industries that are interested in novel nanoparticles include data storage, plasmonic, photonic, microelectronic, energy, pharmaceutical, biomedical, and cosmetics. An interesting aspect of nanoparticles is the wide range of materials classes in which nanoparticles are useful including semiconductor, dielectric, metallic, ceramic, composite and polymer nanoparticles. The unconventional and highly interesting topic dealing with nanoparticles in cosmetics such as whitening agents, moisturizers and antiaging products, toxicology issues is also discussed. The book is organized according to the type of material including magnetic nanoparticles, followed by nanoparticles for biomedicine, oxide nanoparticles, and particles for actuation, sensing and cosmetics. The book is written by leading experts in the field.

Nanostructures Obtained by Laser Ablation in Liquids: From Basics to Applications
One-Dimensional Metal-Oxide Nanostructures: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications
Surface Plasmon of Metal Nanoparticles: Theory and Sensing Applications
Synthesis and Characterization of Magnetic Nanoparticles
Magnetic Clusters and Nanoparticles
Electromechanical Actuation of Nanofluids
Nanoparticle Applications for Environmental Control and Remediation
Mesoporous Oxide Layers Applied to Advanced Energy Conversion Methods
Bi2(Te, Se)3 Nanowire Array Composites as Thermal Energy Harvesters
Carbon Nanotubes: Prospects for Tissue Engineering, Therapeutics, and Medical Diagnostics
Polymeric Nanofiber Constructs in Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering
Polymeric Nanoparticles for Targeted Release of Conventional and Macromolecular Drugs (Preparation and Characterization Aspects)
Applications of Nanoparticles for Molecular Targeting and Selective Destruction of Breast Cancer Cells
Dendrimers as Drug Carriers
Nanotechnology in Drug Administration and Food
Applications of Nanosystems in Cosmetics
  And much more ……………..

A valuable reference source for students, researchers, college and university professors, and specialists working in the fields of nanoparticle technology, surface science, chemistry, nanotechnology, solid-state physics, materials science, polymer science, colloid science, environmental science, pharmacy, biotechnology, drug delivery, etc.

Terms and Conditions  Privacy Policy  Copyright © 2000- American Scientific Publishers. All Rights Reserved.