Fundamentals and Properties of Multifunctional Nanomaterials

Fundamentals and Properties of Multifunctional Nanomaterials

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  • Editors: Sabu Thomas, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Ann Rose Abraham
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128223574
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128223529

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Fundamentals and Properties of Multifunctional Nanomaterials outlines the properties of highly intricate nanosystems, including liquid crystalline nanomaterials, magnetic nanosystems, ferroelectrics, nanomultiferroics, plasmonic nanosystems, carbon-based nanomaterials, 1D and 2D nanomaterials, and bio-nanomaterials. This book reveals the electromagnetic interference shielding properties of nanocomposites. The fundamental attributes of the nanosystems leading to the multifunctional applications in diverse areas are further explored throughout this book. This book is a valuable reference source for researchers in materials science and engineering, as well as in related disciplines, such as chemistry and physics.

Key Features

  • Explains the concepts and fundamental applications of a variety of multifunctional nanomaterials;
  • Introduces fundamental principles in the fields of magnetism and multiferroics;
  • Addresses ferromagnetics, multiferroics, and carbon nanomaterials.


Materials scientists and engineers.

Table of Contents

  • 1. A glimpse into the fundamentals and properties of multifunctional nanomaterials
    Part 1. Nanoscopic solids and transport properties
    2. Transport properties of nanoscopic solids as probed by spectroscopic techniques
    Part 2. Properties of liquid crystalline nanomaterials
    3. Properties of multifunctional bionanomaterials of lipid A-phosphate in liquid phases and quasi-crystalline structures
    4. Behavior of nanoparticles within liquid crystal phases
    Part 3. Properties of carbon-based nanomaterials
    5. Characteristics of carbon nanotubes and their nanocomposites
    6. Morphology-correlated mechanical properties of ionic liquid-modified multiwalled carbon nanotubes/poly(vinyl chloride) nanocomposites
    7. Fundamentals and properties of multifunctional graphene and graphene-based nanomaterials
    8. Fundamental photophysical properties of fluorescent carbon dots and their applications in metal ion sensing and bioimaging
    Part 4. Characteristics of magnetic nanomaterials
    9. Magnetic properties of doped germanium nanostructures
    10. Magnetic and electrochemical characteristics of carbon-modified magnetic nanoparticles
    Part 5. Properties of ferroelectric nanomaterials
    11. Effect of particle size on structural phase transitions of lithium-modified sodium niobates (LiXNa1-XNbO3 x = 0,0.06 and 0.12)
    12. BiFeO3-based multiferroic materials and their properties
    Part 6. Properties of plasmonic nanomaterials
    13. Multifunctional plasmonic nanomaterials
    14. Multifunctional gold nanoparticles for biosensing: effects of surface plasmon resonance, localized surface plasmon resonance, fluorescence, and aggregation
    Part 7. Engineered nanomaterials for industrial applications
    15. The key role of metal nanoparticle in metal organic frameworks of UiO family (MOFs) for the application of CO2 capture and heterogeneous catalysis
    16. Embracing nanotechnology concepts in the electronics industry
    17. Conducting polyaniline-based nanocomposites as electromagnetic interference shielding materials
    Part 8. Fundamentals of 2D nanomaterials
    18. Two-dimensional layered nanosheets: structure and unique properties
    19. MoS2, a new perspective beyond graphene
    20. Effect of defects and functionalization on mechanical and fracture properties of two-dimensional nanomaterials
    Part 9. The impact of nanomaterials on health and safety
    21. Occupational health and safety measures of multifunctional nanoparticles in biomedical research and beyond

Product details

  • No. of pages: 682
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: August 25, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128223574
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128223529

About the 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

Nandakumar Kalarikkal

Dr. Nandakumar Kalarikkal is an Associate Professor at the School of Pure and Applied Physics and Joint Director of the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. His research activities involve applications of nanostructured materials, laser plasma, and phase transitions. He is the recipient of research fellowships and associateships from prestigious government organizations such as the Department of Science and Technology and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of the Government of India. He has active collaborations with national and international scientific institutions in India, South Africa, Slovenia, Canada, France, Germany, Malaysia, Australia, and the United States. He has more than 130 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He also co-edited nine books of scientific interest and co-authored many book chapters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and Director and Chair, School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Ann Rose Abraham

Ann Rose Abraham, PhD, is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics, Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Thevara, Kochi, Kerala, India. Dr. Abraham received M.Sc., M.Phil. and PhD degrees in Physics from the School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. Her PhD thesis was on the “Development of Hybrid Multiferroic Materials for Tailored Applications”. She is an expert in the fields of condensed matter physics, nanomagnetism, multiferroics, and polymeric nanocomposites. She has had research experience at various reputed national institutes such as Bose Institute, Kolkata, India, SAHA Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India, and UGC-DAE CSR Centre, Kolkata, India and collaborations with various international laboratories. She is the recipient of a Young Researcher award in the area of physics, and Best Paper Awardse2020 and 2021, a prestigious forum to showcase intellectual capability. She served as assistant professor and examiner at the Department of Basic Sciences, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, under APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Kerala, India. Dr. Abraham is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. She has authored many book chapters and edited seven books with Taylor and Francis and Elsevier. She has a good number of publications to her credit in many peer-reviewed, high-impact journals of international repute, such as 'ACS Journal of Physical Chemistry', 'RSC Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics', and 'New Journal of Chemistry'.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Thevara, Kochi, India

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