Anisotropic Particle Assemblies - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128040690

Anisotropic Particle Assemblies

1st Edition

Synthesis, Assembly, Modeling, and Applications

Editors: Ning Wu Daeyeon Lee Alberto Striolo
Paperback ISBN: 9780128040690
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st June 2018
Page Count: 450
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Description

Anisotropic Particle Assemblies: Synthesis, Assembly, Modeling, and Applications covers the synthesis, assembly, modeling and applications of various types of anisotropic particles. Topics such as chemical synthesis and scalable fabrication of colloidal molecules, molecular mimetic self-assembly, directed assembly under external fields, theoretical and numerical modeling, anisotropic materials with novel interfacial properties, metamaterials with unusual optical properties and their applications in renewable energy, intelligent micro-machines and biomedical fields are discussed.

The contributors to this book are internationally known experts who have been actively studying each of these subfields for many years. As evident from the broad topics that the book covers and the quality of the scholarly work done by the contributors, this book is an invaluable reference for researchers and chemical engineers who are working at the intersection of physics, chemistry and chemical engineering. This book educates students, trains the next generation of researchers and stimulates continuous development in this rapidly emerging area for new materials and innovative technologies.

Key Features

  • Provides comprehensive coverage on new developments in anisotropic particles
  • Features chapters written by leading experts in each of the sub-fields
  • Appeals to a broad spectrum of professionals, including chemical engineers, chemists and physicists
  • Serves as both a reference book for researchers and a textbook for graduate students

Readership

Graduate students, scientists, and researchers in academia and industry working in the fields of chemical engineering, chemistry, and physics

Table of Contents

  1. Synthesis and Fabrication of Anisotropic Particles 
    2. Shape Control in the Synthesis of Inorganic Nanoparticles
    3. On the Mechanistic Studies of the Growth of Anisotropic Particles (theory and simulation)
    4. Molecular Mimetic Self-Assembly of Anisotropic Particles
    5. Manipulation of Anisotropic Particles via External Fields
    6. Understanding the Assembly of Anisotropic Building Blocks via Computer Simulation
    7. Anisotropic Particles at Fluid-fluid and Fluid-solid Interfaces (Experiment)
    8. Anisotropic Particles at Fluid-fluid and Fluid-solid Interfaces (Theory)
    9. Anisotropic Materials for Energy Storage
    10. Active Colloids: Towards an Intelligent Micro-machine (Experiment and Theory)
    11. Biomedical Applications of Particles with Asymmetry in Shape, Composition, and Surface Functionality
    12. Outlook and Future Directions

Details

No. of pages:
450
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2018
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Paperback ISBN:
9780128040690

About the Editor

Ning Wu

Prof. Ning Wu is Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, USA. He obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2008 from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA. His research goal is to study and understand the fundamental principles of self- and guided-assembly of nano-“building blocks”. HIs awards include the Porter Ogden Jacobus Honorific Fellowship and the Kristine M. Layn Award from Princeton University, and the National Science Foundation CAREER award for his research in anisotropic particles. He has published more than 35 articles in international scientific journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, USA

Daeyeon Lee

Prof. Daeyeon Lee is Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA. He obtained his PhD in 2007 in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA. His research efforts include the understanding of the behavior of Janus particles at fluid interfaces. Prof. Lee has published more than 85 articles in international scientific journals and he has given more than 60 invited presentations at international conferences. He has received numerous academic honors and awards.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Alberto Striolo

Dr. Alberto Striolo is Professor of Molecular Thermodynamics in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London, London, UK. He obtained a PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2002 from the University of Padova, Italy. His research interests include catalysis and molecular separations, nuclear waste management, energy storage in electric double layer capacitors, hydraulic fracturing, environmental impacts of nanotechnology, biological interfaces, innovative manufacturing technologies, and particulate systems. Dr. Striolo’s honors and awards include the University of Oklahoma Presidential Professorship for meeting the highest standards of excellence in scholarship and teaching (2013), the American Chemical Society, COMP division, HP Outstanding Junior Faculty Award (2011), and the University of Oklahoma Regents’ Award for Superior Research and Creative Activity (2011).

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London, London, UK