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Fundamentals and Properties of Multifunctional Nanomaterials - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128223529

Fundamentals and Properties of Multifunctional Nanomaterials

1st Edition

Editors: Sabu Thomas Nandakumar Kalarikkal Ann Rose Abraham
Paperback ISBN: 9780128223529
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 30th July 2021
Page Count: 643
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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


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.


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About the Editors

Sabu Thomas

Sabu Thomas is Vice Chancellor and Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India. He is the author or co-author of over 1000 papers that have been cited over 47,000 times, holds 3 patents, has supervised over 100 PhDs, and has authored or edited over 100 books. His research interests include polymer blends, fiber-filled polymer composites, particulate filled polymer composites, ageing and degradation, and more.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Nandakumar Kalarikkal

Prof. Nandakumar Kalarikkal is currently Director at the International and Inter-University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and Director and Chair at the School of Pure and Applied Physics, at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. His research covers synthesis, characterization and application of various nanomaterials, LASER-matter interactions, ion irradiation effects on different novel materials, and phase transitions. Prof. Kalarikkal has received several national and international recognitions, including the CNRS Professorship at Université Claude Bernard Lyon, France, Visiting Professorship from the University of Lorraine, Nancy, France, Visiting Fellow at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India, and Guest Scientist at the Leibniz-Institut fur Polymerforchung Dresden, Germany. He has also been an invited speaker or keynote speaker at several international conferences. Prof. Kalarikkal has published more than 190 peer-reviewed research papers, 16 book chapters, 15 edited books, and has four patents. He has guided students in 18 PhD theses, 8 MPhil theses, and 25 master’s theses.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and 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 is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics of the Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Thevara, Kochi, India.

Affiliations and Expertise

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