Cluster Beam Deposition of Functional Nanomaterials and Devices

Cluster Beam Deposition of Functional Nanomaterials and Devices

1st Edition - March 11, 2020

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  • Editors: Paolo Milani, Mukhles Sowwan
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081025154
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081025161

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Cluster Beam Deposition of Functional Nanomaterials and Devices, Volume 15, provides up-to-date information on the CBD of novel nanomaterials and devices. The book offers an overview of gas phase synthesis in a range of nanoparticles, along with discussions on the development of several devices and applications. Applications include, but are not limited to catalysis, smart nanocomposites, nanoprobes, electronic devices, gas sensors and biosensors. This is an important reference source for materials scientists and engineers who want to learn more about this sustainable, innovative manufacturing technology.

Key Features

  • Explores the use of CBD for the fabrication of functionalized nanomaterials and devices
  • Shows how CBD is used for both sensing and biomedical applications
  • Discusses how this emerging technology is being commercialized for use on a large-scale


Researchers in academia, government and industry working in the fields of materials science, engineering and physics

Table of Contents

  • Section I: Cluster assembled systems for catalysis
    1. Monometallic clusters
    2. Alloy/Bimetallic clusters

    Section II: Cluster assembled electronic, optical and magnetic devices
    3. Electronic devices
    4. Optical devices
    5. Magnetic devices

    Section III: Cluster assembled sensing devices (Gas sensors and Biosensors)
    6. Percolating thin film based devices
    7. Cluster decorated nanowires based devices

    Section IV Cluster Assembled Systems for Cell Biology and Biomedical Applications
    8. Cell biology
    9. Antimicrobial nanostructured coatings

    Section V: Scale up and Commercialization

Product details

  • No. of pages: 354
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: March 11, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081025154
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081025161

About the Editors

Paolo Milani

Paolo Milani is Full Professor at the Department of Physics of the University of Milano. He graduated in Physics from the University of Pavia (Italy) in 1984 and he received his Docteur es Sciences (PhD) in 1991 from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale of Lausanne. He founded in 1992 the Molecular Beams and Nanocrystalline Materials Laboratory at the University of Milano. His research focuses on cluster-assembled nanostructured materials for neuromorphic systems, stretchable electronics, biomedicine, soft robotics. He has published more than 250 papers on refereed journals, several review papers and a monograph on supersonic cluster beam deposition for the synthesis of nanostructured thin films. Milani is the recipient of the U. Campisano Award from the Italian Institute for the Physics of Matter in 2000 for his contributions to the field of the synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials. In 2006 he received the L. Tartufari Prize awarded by the Lincei National Academy. Currently, Milani serves as Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces of the University of Milano. He is co-editor of the Springer book series Carbon Materials Chemistry and Physics, regional editor for Europe of the Journal of Nanoparticle Research, member of the editorial boards of Advances in Physics X, KONA Powder and Particle Journal, and Journal of Aerosol Science. He holds twenty patents in the field of nanotechnology and he is co-founder of four companies: TETHIS spa active in the field of nanostructured devices for cancer diagnostics, WISE srl producing implantable electrodes for neuromodulation, EOS srl producing optical diagnostic systems for nanoparticles in complex biological fluids, MANIFATTURA MACCHINE SOFFICI srl producing bio-based materials for interior design and acoustic wallcoverings.

Affiliations and Expertise

Paolo Milani Full Professor Department of Physics University of Milano.

Mukhles Sowwan

Mukhles Sowwan is the director of the nanoparticles by design unit at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST)-Japan and a visiting professor at SLAC national laboratory-CA-USA. His research is focused on the design and fabrication of multifunctional -multicomponent Nanoparticles for Nanotechnology and Bio-medical Applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Nanoparticles By Design Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Japan

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