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Physical Fundamentals of Nanomaterials

Physical Fundamentals of Nanomaterials systematically describes the principles, structures and formation mechanisms of nanomaterials, in particular the concepts, principles and theories of their physical properties as well as the most important and commonly used preparation methods. The book aims to provide readers with a basic understanding of how nanomaterials are synthesized as well as their resultant physical properties It thefore focuses on the science of nanomaterials rather than applications, serving as an excellent starting point for researchers, materials scientists and advanced students who already possess a basic knowledge of chemistry and physics.


Senior undergraduate and graduate students, nano-related researchers in materials science, chemistry, advanced manufacturing and physics


Published: June 2015

Imprint: William Andrew

ISBN: 978-0-12-410417-4


  • Chapter 1 Introduction

    1.1 Nanomaterials era

    1.2 What are nanomaterials

    1.3 History of development of nanomaterials

    1.4 Importance of nanomaterilas

    1.5 Probable problems and troubles of nanomaterials

    1.6 Contents of main research in the physical basis of nanomaterials


    Chapter 2 Principle, methods, formation mechanism and structure of nanomaterials prepared by gas phases

    2.1 Physical principle of vapor deposition

    2.2 Physical vapor deposition

    2.3 Chemical vapor deposition

    2.4 Filtered cathodic vacuum arc deposition

    2.5 Comparison of various types of vapor deposition method


    Chapter 3 Principle, methods, formation mechanism and structure of nanomaterials prepared by liquid phases

    3.1 Precipitation method

    3.2 Sol-gel method

    3.3 Chemical reduction method

    3.4 Comparison of various types of liquid deposition method


    Chapter 4 Principle, methods, formation mechanism and structure of nanomaterials prepared by solid phases

    4.1 Mechanical alloying method

    4.2 Bulk nanomaterials prepared by solid phases

    4.3 Physical Microstructure and defects of bulk nanomaterials


    Chapter 5 Preparation principles, methods, formation mechanism and structure of nanomaterials by self-assembly

    5.1 What is self-assembly

    5.2 The type and common characteristics of self-assembly

    5.3 Nanomaterials prepared by self-assembly

    5.4 Nanomaterials prepared by template


    Chapter 6 Mechnical properties of nanomaterials

    6.1 Elasticity of nanomaterials

    6.2 Strength, hardness and Hall Petch relationship of nanomaterials

    6.3 Fracture and fatigue of nanomaterials

    6.4 Creep and superplasticity of nanomaterials

    6.5 Deformation and fracture mechanism of nanomaterilas


    Chapter 7 Thermal properties of nanomaterials

    7.1 Melting point

    7.2 Thermal conduction

    7.3 Specific heat

    7.4 Thermal expansion


    Chapter 8 Optical properties of nanomaterials

    8.1 Optical absorption of nanonaterilas

    8.2 Colour of nanomaterials

    8.3 Light emission of nanomaterials

    8.4 Magneto-optic properties of nanomaterials


    Chapter 9 Electrical properties of nanomaterials

    9.1 Resistivity of nanomaterials

    9.2 Theoretical simulation for the resistivity of nanomaterials

    9.3 Thermoelectric conversion efficiency of nanomaterials

    9.4 Superconductivity of nanomaterials


    Chapter 10 Magnetic properties of nanomaterials

    10.1 Magnetic moment of nano-magnetic materials

    10.2 Curie temperature of nano-magnetic materials

    10.3 Magnetization and coercivity of nano-magnetic materials

    10.4 Magnetoresistance and giant magnetoresistance of nano-magnetic materials



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