Even before it was identified as a science and given a name, a
nanotechnology was the province of the most innovative inventors.
In medieval times, craftsmen, ingeniously employing nanometer-sized
gold particles, created the enchanting red hues found in the gold
ruby glass of cathedral windows. Today, nanomaterials are being
just as creatively used to improve old products, as well as usher
in new ones. From tires to CRTs to sunscreens, nanomaterials are
becoming a part of every industry.
The Nanomaterials Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of
the current state of nanomaterials. Employing terminology familiar
to materials scientists and engineers, it provides an introduction
that delves into the unique nature of nanomaterials. Looking at the
quantum effects that come into play and other characteristics
realized at the nano level, it explains how the properties
displayed by nanomaterials can differ from those displayed by
single crystals and conventional microstructured, monolithic, or
The introduction is followed by an in-depth investigation of
carbon-based nanomaterials, which are as important to
nanotechnology as silicon is to electronics. However, it goes
beyond the usual discussion of nanotubes and nanofibers to consider
graphite whiskers, cones and polyhedral crystals, and
nanocrystalline diamonds. It also provides significant new
information with regard to nanostructured semiconductors, ceramics,
metals, biomaterials, and polymers, as well as nanotechnologyOCOs
application in drug delivery systems, bioimplants, and
The Nanomaterials Handbook is edited by world-renowned
nanomaterials scientist Yury Gogotsi, who has recruited his
fellow-pioneers from academia, national laboratories, and industry,
to provide coverage of the latest material developments in America,
Asia, Europe, and Australia."
Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate?
Let us know about it.
Does this product have an incorrect or missing image?
Send us a new image.
Is this product missing categories?
Add more categories.
Review This Product
No reviews yet - be the first to create one!