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The original product of nanotechnology
Maria Benelmekki


Nanomaterials and nanostructures are the original product of nanotechnology, and they are the key building blocks for enabling technologies. In this context, this book presents a concise overview of the synthesis and characterization methods of nanomaterials and nanostructures, while integrating facets of physics, chemistry, and engineering. The book summarizes the fundamentals and technical approaches in synthesis, and processing of nanostructures and nanomaterials, giving the reader a systematic and quick picture of the field. The text focuses on functional aspects of nanomaterials that have a high relevance to immediate applications, such as catalysis, energy harvesting, biosensing, and surface functionalization. There are chapters addressing nanostructured materials and composites, and covering basic properties and requirements of this new class of engineered materials.

About Editors

Maria Benelmekki completed a PhD in experimental solid state physics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and postdoctoral work at École National Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers. In 2012, she joined the NPD unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, as a senior staff scientist. From 2016 to 2018 she served as associate professor at NTNU, Norway.

Table of Contents

Table of content

1.           Introduction

1.1.         Introduction to nanomaterials and nanostructures

1.2.         Bottom-up and top-down approaches

1.3.         Overview on physical chemistry of solid surfaces

1.3.1.     Introduction

1.3.2.     Surface energy

1.3.3.     Electrostatic stabilization and steric stabilization

1.3.4.     Electrosteric stabilization


2.           Classification and characterization of nanomaterials

2.1.         Dimensional classification

2.2.         Layered materials

2.3.         Nanocomposites

2.4.         Porous nanomaterials

2.5.         Core-shell nanostructures

2.6.         Hybrids nanomaterials

2.7.         Advances in characterization techniques


3.           Zero-dimensional nanostructures

3.1.         Introduction to zero-dimensional nanostructures

3.2.         Fundamentals of homogeneous nucleation

3.3.         Fundamentals of heterogeneous nucleation

3.4.         Synthesis of nanoparticles

3.4.1.     Vapor-phase methods

3.4.2.     Liquid-phase methods

3.5.         Kinetically confined synthesis of nanoparticles


4.           One-dimensional nanostructures

4.1.         Introduction to one-dimensional nanostructures

4.2.         Spontaneous growth

4.2.1.     Evaporation condensation growth

4.2.2.     Dissolution condensation growth

4.2.3.     Vapor-Liquid-Solid growth (VLS)

4.2.4.     Solution-Liquid-Solid growth (SLS)

4.3.         Templates based synthesis

4.3.1.     Electrochemical deposition

4.3.2.     Electrophoretic deposition

4.4.         Electrospinning


5.           Two-dimensional nanostructures

5.1. Introduction to thin films

5.2. Fundamentals of film growth

5.3. Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD)

5.4. Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)

5.5. Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)

5.6. Self-Assembly

5.7. Sol-gel thin films

5.8. Electrochemical deposition


6.           Concerns and challenges in nanomaterials a nanostructures


Paperback ISBN: 9780750329842

Ebook ISBN: 9781643276434

DOI: 10.1088/2053-2571/ab126d

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers


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