Springer Handbook of Nanomaterials

  • Robert Vajtai

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXVI
  2. Robert Vajtai
    Pages 1-36
  3. NanoCarbons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-300
    2. Aravind Vijayaraghavan
      Pages 39-82
    3. Sebastien Nanot, Nicholas A. Thompson, Ji-Hee Kim, Xuan Wang, William D. Rice, Erik H. Hároz et al.
      Pages 105-146
    4. Ákos Kukovecz, Gábor Kozma, Zoltán Kónya
      Pages 147-188
    5. Aarón Morelos-Gómez, Ferdinando Tristán López, Rodolfo Cruz-Silva, Sofia M. Vega Díaz, Mauricio Terrones
      Pages 189-232
    6. Yoong A. Kim, Takuya Hayashi, Morinobu Endo, Mildred S. Dresselhaus
      Pages 233-262
    7. Olga A. Shenderova, Suzanne A. Ciftan Hens
      Pages 263-300
  4. NanoMetals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-514
    2. Theruvakkattil S. Sreeprasad, Thalappil Pradeep
      Pages 303-388
    3. Melinda Mohl, Krisztián Kordás
      Pages 389-408
    4. Giovanni Barcaro, Alfredo Caro, Alessandro Fortunelli
      Pages 409-472
    5. Shashwat Shukla, Pratap Kumar Deheri, Raju V. Ramanujan
      Pages 473-514
  5. NanoCeramics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 515-692
    2. Rakesh Shukla, Dimple P. Dutta, Jayshree Ramkumar, Balaji P. Mandal, Avesh K. Tyagi
      Pages 517-552
    3. Xiaohui Wang, Shaopeng Zhang, Longtu Li
      Pages 553-570
    4. Wei Gao
      Pages 571-604
    5. Roi Levi, Maya Bar-Sadan, Reshef Tenne
      Pages 605-638

About this book


Forewords by Claes-Göran Granqvist, Uppsala University, Sweden, and Neal F. Lane, Rice University, Texas

Nanomaterials inevitably have bright prospects, but even now they play an important role in many areas of industry. Some of these new materials are commercially available and are used in off the shelf products, others are important model systems for physicochemical and materials science research. However, research findings and application data are not compiled in a single work. The Springer Handbook of Nanomaterials collects description and data of materials which have dimensions on the nanoscale. The description of nanomaterials follows the interplay of structure, properties, processing and applications mainly in their solid phase. The chapters were arranged according to the classical materials-science classifications: carbon materials, metals, ceramics, composites, and biomaterials. For each part, materials structures represent different dimensionality; zero-dimensional clusters, nanoparticles and quantum dots, one-dimensional nanowires and nanotubes, and two-dimensional thin films and surfaces. Combinations cover for instance nanostructured and hybrid materials.

Almost 100 leading scientists from academia and the industry were selected to write the 32 chapters and collect the physical, chemical and mechanical data. The handbook was written and compiled for professionals and practitioners, materials scientists, physicists and chemists at universities, as well as in the fields of industrial research and production.

The Handbook is organized in seven parts. Part A: NanoCarbons. Part B: NanoMetals. Part C: NanoCeramics. Part D: NanoComposits. Part E: Nanoporous Materials. Part F: Organic and Biomaterilas. Part G: Applications and Impact.

 Key Topics

  • Graphene, Fullerenes, Nanotubes, Diamonds, Bionanomaterials
  • Noble and Common Metals, Alloys, Magnetic Nanostructures
  • Piezoelectrics, Graphite Oxide, Crystals, Glasses, Polymers, Dispersions
  • Silicon, Zeolites, Anodic Aluminum Oxide
  • Applications in Energy, Civil Engineering, Nanomedicine, Nanofiltering
  • Toxicology, Hazards and Safety


  • Covers basic concepts, materials, properties, and fabrication
  • Contains over 700 color illustrations
  • Numerous comprehensive data tables
  • Features exhaustive references to approved data
  • Concise, clear and coherent presentation
  • All chapters with summaries
  • Application-oriented contents


Biocompatibility Ceramics Composites Nanocarbons Nanoceramics Nanometals Nanoporous materials Semiconductors

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Vajtai
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials ScienceRice UniversityHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20595-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-20594-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-20595-8
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