Springer Handbook of Nanomaterials

  • Robert Vajtai

Part of the Springer Handbooks book series (SHB)

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
    6. Fei Meng, Stephen A. Morin, Song Jin
      Pages 639-664
    7. Hellmut Eckert, Sidney J.L. Ribeiro, Silvia H. Santagneli, Marcelo Nalin, Gael Poirier, Younès Messaddeq
      Pages 665-692
  6. NanoComposites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 693-775
    2. Robert J. Young, Libo Deng, Lei Gong, Ian A. Kinloch
      Pages 695-728
    3. Krisztián Kordás, Jarmo Kukkola, Géza Tóth, Heli Jantunen, Mária Szabó, András Sápi et al.
      Pages 729-776
  7. Nanoporous Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 777-902
    2. Yi Ding, Zhonghua Zhang
      Pages 779-818
    3. István Pálinkó, Zoltán Kónya, Ákos Kukovecz, Imre Kiricsi (deceased)
      Pages 819-858
    4. Qiaoling Xu, Guowen Meng
      Pages 859-882
    5. Paolo Bettotti
      Pages 883-902
  8. Organic and Bionanomaterials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 903-1010
    2. Huanli Dong, Wenping Hu
      Pages 905-940
    3. Vinod Kumar, Bipul Tripathi, Anchal Srivastava, Preeti S. Saxena
      Pages 941-976
    4. Rachelle N. Palchesko, Yan Sun, Ling Zhang, John M. Szymanski, Quentin Jallerat, Adam W. Feinberg
      Pages 977-1010
  9. Applications and Impact

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1011-1141
    2. Arava L.M. Reddy, Sundara Ramaprabhu
      Pages 1013-1038
    3. Jaesang Lee, Seunghak Lee, Eunhyea Chung, Vincent C. Reyes, Shaily Mahendra
      Pages 1039-1062
    4. Renat R. Letfullin, Thomas F. George
      Pages 1063-1098
    5. Anchal Srivastava, Saurabh Srivastava, Kaushik Kalaga
      Pages 1099-1116
    6. Zuzanna A. Lewicka, Vicki L. Colvin
      Pages 1117-1142
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 1143-1222

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

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