Piezoelectric Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications

  • Gianni Ciofani
  • Arianna Menciassi

Part of the Nanomedicine and Nanotoxicology book series (NANOMED)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-9
  2. Francesco Greco, Virgilio Mattoli
    Pages 1-27
  3. Cornel Miclea
    Pages 29-61
  4. Christian Falconi, Giulia Mantini, Arnaldo D’Amico, Vittorio Ferrari
    Pages 93-133
  5. Xudong Wang, Jian Shi
    Pages 135-172
  6. Ryszard Wojnar
    Pages 173-185
  7. Vladimir S. Bystrov, Igor K. Bdikin, Alejandro Heredia, Robert C. Pullar, Elena D. Mishina, Alexander S. Sigov et al.
    Pages 187-211
  8. Gianni Ciofani, Serena Danti, Leonardo Ricotti, Delfo D’Alessandro, Stefania Moscato, Virgilio Mattoli
    Pages 213-238
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 0--1

About this book

Introduction

Nanoscale structures and materials have been explored in many biological applications because of their novel and impressive physical and chemical properties. Such properties allow remarkable opportunities to study and interact with complex biological processes. This book analyses the state of the art of piezoelectric nanomaterials and introduces their applications in the biomedical field. Despite their impressive potentials, piezoelectric materials have not yet received significant attention for bio-applications. This book shows that the exploitation of piezoelectric nanoparticles in nanomedicine is possible and realistic, and their impressive physical properties can be useful for several applications, ranging from sensors and transducers for the detection of biomolecules to “sensible” substrates for tissue engineering or cell stimulation.

Keywords

Biomedicine Nanoengineering Nanomedicine nanoparticles tissue engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Gianni Ciofani
    • 1
  • Arianna Menciassi
    • 2
  1. 1., Center of MicroBioRoboticsItalian Institute of TechnologyPontederaItaly
  2. 2., CRIM Lab.Scuola Superiore Sant'AnnaPontederaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-28044-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-28043-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-28044-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-0452
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-0460
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