Colloidal Metal Oxide Nanoparticles

Colloidal Metal Oxide Nanoparticles

Synthesis, Characterization and Applications

1st Edition - October 15, 2019

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  • Editors: Sabu Thomas, Anu Tresa Sunny, Prajitha V
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128133583
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128133576

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Colloidal Metal Oxide Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications is a one-stop reference for anyone with an interest in the fundamentals, synthesis and applications of this interesting materials system. The book presents a simple, effective and detailed discussion on colloidal metal oxide nanoparticles. It begins with a general introduction of colloidal metal oxide nanoparticles, then delves into the most relevant synthesis pathways, stabilization procedures, and synthesis and characterization techniques. Final sections discuss promising applications, including bioimaging, biosensing, diagnostic, and energy applications—i.e., solar cells, supercapacitors and environment applications—i.e., the treatment of contaminated soil, water purification and waste remediation.

Key Features

  • Provides the most comprehensive resource on the topic, from fundamentals, to synthesis and characterization techniques
  • Presents key applications, including biomedical, energy, electronic and environmental
  • Discusses the most relevant techniques for synthesis, patterning and characterization


Materials Science researchers, graduate students in chemistry, physics, materials science, or nanoscience/nanotechnology

Table of Contents

  • Part I. Fundamentals of colloidal metal oxide nanocrystals
    1. Physics and chemistry of colloidal metal oxide nanocrystals and their applications to nanotechnologies and microsystems
    2. Surface chemistry, modification, and engineering of colloidal nanocrystals
    3. Nanosecond pulsed laser ablation to synthesize ternary alloy colloidal nanoparticles

    Part II. Formation, stabilization and characterization of colloidal nanocrystals
    4. Aqueous methods for the synthesis of colloidal metal oxide nanocrystals
    5. Non-aqueous methods for the synthesis of colloidal metal oxide nanocrystals
    6. Green synthesis protocols
    7. Colloidal core-shell metal oxide nanocrystals and their applications
    8. Colloidal multinary metal oxides
    9. Features of colloidal nanocrystal characterization

    Part III: Applications of colloidal metal oxides
    10. Colloidal metal oxides in biomedical applications
    11. Colloidal metal oxides in energy technologies
    12. Colloidal metal oxides in electronics and optoelectronics
    13. Colloidal metal oxide nanocrystals in catalysis
    14. Environmental remediation
    15. Aerogels and their applications
    16. Colloidal oxide-based heterostructured nanocrystals
    17. Metal Oxides for Energy Applications
    18. Colloidal magnetic metal oxide nano crystals and their applications in sustained drug release

Product details

  • No. of pages: 608
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: October 15, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128133583
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128133576

About the Series Volume Editors

Sabu Thomas

Prof. Sabu Thomas, an outstanding Alumnus of IIT, Kharagpur, is one of India’s most renowned scientists in the area of Polymers. After completing his Ph.D. from IIT Kharagpur (1984-1987), he joined MG University as a Lecturer in 1997 and later became its Vice Chancellor. He has taken up a large number of visiting assignments abroad. Under his leadership, the University has been ranked 713th by TIMES, 30th in NIRF and the best University inKerala. He has supervised 120 Ph.D. students, authored 1,300 publications and edited 150 books earning him a H-index of 112 and 60,000 citations. He has received Honoris Causa degrees from Russia and France and obtained grants amounting to Rs. 30 crores for research funding from India and abroad. He has been ranked 114th in the list of the world’s best scientists and 2nd in India by the Stanford University Ranking in Polymers. He was elected as a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences. Considering his excellent contributions in teaching, research and administration, Prof. Thomas is the best candidate for the outstanding Alumnus award of IIT KGP.

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University, and Director of the School of Energy Materials, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Anu Tresa Sunny

Anu Sunny is a Research Scholar at the School of Chemical Sciences at Mahatma Gandhi University, India. She has a PhD in Chemistry from Mahatma Gandhi University and wrote a thesis on the topic ‘Synthesis, characterization and physico-chemical studies of copper oxide and calcium phosphate based epoxy nanocomposites.’ She has written articles and book chapters on metal oxide nanoparticles.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

Prajitha V

Prajitha Velayudhan is currently working as Research Fellow at the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. Her research focuses on self assembling of nanomaterials such as nanosilica, graphene oxide, nanocomposites, rubber nanocomposites etc.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Fellow, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

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