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Nanomaterials

An Introduction to Synthesis, Properties, and Applications

Vollath, Dieter

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2. Edition August 2013
386 Pages, Softcover
220 Colored Figures
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ISBN: 978-3-527-33379-0
Wiley-VCH, Weinheim

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This full-color introduction mainly addresses engineers needing to know the special phenomena and potentials without delving into the physics and chemistry involved. Based on the author's own courses, it shows how to use nanomaterials in engineering applications.

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This full-colored introduction to nanomaterials and nanotechnology in particular addresses the needs of engineers who need to know the special phenomena and potentials, without getting bogged down in the scientific detail of the physics and chemistry involved.
Based on the author's own courses, this textbook shows how to produce nanomaterials and use them in engineering applications for novel products. Following an introduction, the text goes on to treat synthesis, characterization techniques, thermal, optical, magnetic and electronic properties, processing and, finally, emerging applications.

As a second edition the content has been thoroughly revised and updated. Additional topics are now included: graphenes, carbon nanotubes, novel nanocomposite materials, plasmonic phenomena, and nanoelectronics. A sound overview of the 'nano world' from an application-oriented perspective.

PREFACE

NANOMATERIALS: AN INTRODUCTION

NANOMATERIALS AND NANOCOMPOSITES
Introduction
Elementary Consequences of Small Particle Size

SURFACES IN NANOMATERIALS
General Considerations
Surface Energy
Some Technical Consequences of Surface Energy

GAS-PHASE SYNTHESIS OF NANOPARTICLES
Fundamental Considerations
Inert Gas Condensation Process
Physical and Chemical Vapor Synthesis Processes
Laser Ablation Process
Radio- and Microwave Plasma Processes
Flame Aerosol Process
Synthesis of Coated Particles

NANOTUBES, NANORODS, AND NANOPLATES
General Considerations
Nanostructures Related to Compounds with Layered Structures

NANOFLUIDS
Definition
Nanofluids for Improved Heat Transfer
Ferrofluids

PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS OF NANOPARTICLES
Thermodynamics of Nanoparticles
Heat Capacity of Nanoparticles
Phase Transformations of Nanoparticles
Phase Transformation and Coagulation
Structures of Nanoparticles
A Closer Look at Nanoparticle Melting
Structural Fluctuations

MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF NANOPARTICLES
Magnetic Materials 1
Superparamagnetic Materials
Susceptibility and Related Phenomena in Superparamagnets
Applications of Superparamagnetic Materials
Exchange-Coupled Magnetic Nanoparticles

OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF NANOPARTICLES
General Remarks
Adjustment of the Index of Refraction
Optical Properties Related to Quantum Confinement
Quantum Dots and Other Lumophores
Metallic and Semiconducting Nanoparticles Isolated and in Transparent Matrices
Special Luminescent Nanocomposites
Electroluminescence
Photochromic and Electrochromic Materials
Materials for Combined Magnetic and Optic Applications

ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES OF NANOPARTICLES
Fundamentals of Electrical Conductivity in Nanotubes and Nanorods
Nanotubes
Photoconductivity of Nanorods
Electrical Conductivity of Nanocomposites

MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF NANOPARTICLES
General Considerations
Bulk Metallic and Ceramic Materials
Filled Polymer Composites

CHARACTERIZATION OF NANOMATERIALS
General Remarks
Global Methods for Characterization
X-Ray and Electron Diffraction
Electron Microscopy

INDEX
Professor Dieter Vollath has more than 20 years experience in the research of synthesis and properties of nanomaterials. He was Department Head at the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany, and gives lectures at the Technical University Graz, Austria. Since 2003 he is acting as nanotechnology consultant with his own company NanoConsulting. His courses on nanomaterials formed the basis for this textbook.

D. Vollath, NanoConsulting, Germany