New Frontiers of Nanoparticles and Nanocomposite Materials

Novel Principles and Techniques

  • Andreas Öchsner
  • Ali Shokuhfar

Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Ryusuke Nakamura, Hideo Nakajima
    Pages 3-30
  3. A. V. Evteev, E. V. Levchenko, I. V. Belova, G. E. Murch
    Pages 31-59
  4. Teoh Poay Ling, Khairunisak Abdul Razak, Azlan Abdul Aziz, Rahmah Noordin
    Pages 61-72
  5. Carlos Caro, Ana Paula Zaderenko, Patrick Jacques Merkling
    Pages 73-83
  6. Cristina I. Olariu, Humphrey H. P. Yiu, Laurent Bouffier
    Pages 85-133
  7. V. Ya. Rudyak, A. A. Belkin
    Pages 135-168
  8. H. R. Rezaie, A. Shokuhfar, F. Arianpour
    Pages 171-232
  9. Anahita Pakzad, Reza S. Yassar
    Pages 233-263
  10. Boris B. Straumal, Andrey A. Mazilkin, Petr B. Straumal, Andrey M. Gusak, Brigitte Baretzky
    Pages 265-285
  11. Jaime Silva, Ricardo Simoes, Senentxu Lanceros-Mendez
    Pages 287-295
  12. Satish Kumar, Muhammad A. Alam, Jayathi Y. Murthy
    Pages 297-335
  13. J. C. Jiménez-Sáez, A. M. C. Pérez-Martín, J. J. Jiménez-Rodríguez
    Pages 337-350

About this book


In the heart of so-called nanotechnology one can engineer the finest building blocks of atoms and molecules to achieve outstanding properties and quality of material and create so- called nanostructured materials or nanomaterials. Nanomaterials include atomic clusters, layered films, filamentary structures, and bulk nanomaterials. More precisely nanomaterials are materials with at least one dimension in the range of 1–100 nanometers. They consist of atoms or clusters of single or mixed elements, all packed together to form a nanoparticle or at a larger scale, a bulk nanomaterial and in a special case a nanocomposite.


The development of nanomaterials opens the possibility for new materials with outstanding properties compared to classical engineering materials. These materials can find applications in different fields such as medical treatment or structural mechanics. This monograph focuses on two major groups of nanomaterials, i.e. nanoparticels and nanocomposites.  Nanopartices, for example in the form of hollow particles, allow for new possibilities in drug delivery. Different aspects of nanoparticles ranging from manufacturing to modeling and simulation are covered.  Nanocomposite materials are formed by mixing two or more dissimilar materials at the nanoscale in order to control and develop new and improved structures and properties.  The properties of nanocomposites depend not only on the individual components used but also on the morphology and the interfacial characteristics. Nanocomposite coatings and materials are one of the most exciting and fastest growing areas of research and novel properties being continuously developed which are previously unknown in the constituent materials. Thus, the second part of this monograph gives an overview on the latest developments in the area of composites and coatings based on nanomaterials.


Hollow Nanoparticles Hollow Nanoparticles Medical applications Medical applications Nanocomposite coatings Nanocomposite coatings Nanograined materials Nanograined materials Nanotube composites Nanotube composites

Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Öchsner
    • 1
  • Ali Shokuhfar
    • 2
  1. 1., Faculty Biosciences andUniversiti Teknologi MalaysiaJohor BahruMalaysia
  2. 2.of Technology, Fac. Mechanical EngineeringKhajeh Nasir Toosi UniversityTehranIran

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