Nanocomposite Structures and Dispersions

Nanocomposite Structures and Dispersions

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  • Author: Ignac Capek
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080479590

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Nanocomposite Structures and Dispersions summarizes the fundamentals and mechanistic approaches in preparation and characterization of colloidal nanoparticles and dispersions, providing the readers a systematic and coherent picture of the field. The book serves as an introduction to the interesting field of nanoscience based on polymer and metal colloidal nanoparticles, and also presents the basic knowledge of polymer colloids preparation. It places a special emphasis on polymer, inorganic and metal nanomaterials classified as nanoparticles, nanocrystals, nanorods, nanotubes, nanobelts, etc. deals with the chemistry of the reaction approaches by which polymer and metal particles are synthesized. The book explores both organic (synthetic and natural) and inorganic materials, as well as their hybrids. It describes in detail terms, definitions, theories, experiments, and techniques dealing with synthesis of polymer and metal particles. It also discusses a variety of synthetic approaches including emulsion, miniemulsion and microemulsion approaches, homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation approaches under mild and high temperatures. There is also a chapter on modification and passivation of colloidal particles. This book would be of interest to chemical engineers, polymer chemists, organic chemists, colloid chemists, materials scientists and nanotechnologists. Although the text discusses nanoscience and nanotechnology from the viewpoint of a chemist, it would also appeal to those just entering the field and experts seeking information in other sub-fields.

Key Features

  • Serves as a general introduction for those just entering the field and experts seeking information in other sub-fields
  • Variety of synthetic approaches is described including emulsion, miniemulsion and microemulsion approaches, hogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation approaches under mild and high temperatures
  • Focused on both the organic (synthetic and natural) and inorganic materials, and their hybrids


Chemical engineers, polymer chemists, organic chemists, colloid chemists, materials scientists and nanotechnologists

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 - Nanotechnology and nanomaterials

    1.1. Introduction

    1.2. Nanotechnology

    1.3. Nanoparticles – basic component of nanotechnology

    1.4. Nanodevices, nanoelectronics

    1.5. Industrial aspects of nanotechnology

    1.6. Investigative tools

    1.7. Nano-architectures

    Chapter 2 - Preparation of polymer-based nanomaterials

    2.1. Introduction

    2.2. Solution or bulk polymerization

    2.3. Emulsion polymerization

    2.4. Microemulsion polymerization

    2.4.1. Micelles and microemulsion

    2.4.2. Microemulsion polymerization

    2.5. Miniemulsion polymerization

    2.6. Dispersion polymerization

    2.7. Assemblies

    Chapter 3 - Preparation of colloidal metal particles

    3.1. Introduction

    3.2. Bottom-up approach

    3.2.1. Precipitation

    3.2.2. Microemulsion microemulsion copolymer micelles

    3.2.3. Other approaches

    3.2.4. Bimetalic particles

    3.2.5. Reducing agents and processes

    3.2.6. Recipes for magnetic colloidal particles

    Chapter 4 - Modification and passivation of colloidal particles

    4.1. Introduction

    4.2. Solvents and ligands

    4.3. Ligand exchange

    4.4. Particle growth techniques

    4.5. Digestive ripening process

    4.6. Deposition

    4.7. Recipes for nanocomposite particles

Product details

  • No. of pages: 312
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2006
  • Published: July 27, 2006
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080479590

About the Author

Ignac Capek

Professor Ignác Capek studied at Waterloo University, Ontario, Canada, Stuttgart University, Germany (supported by Humboldt Fellowship), Kagoshima University, Japan (supported by the Japan Society for the promotion of Science), Maramara Res. Center, Turkey, San Sebastian University, Spain, Mulhouse University, France, and National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. His research topics encompass: Preparation of conventional and nonconventional polymer and polymer/metal dispersions and metal fluids. Modification, functionalization and decoration of polymer and metal nanoparticles, dendrimers, CNTs, lyposomes, etc. by biomolecules (aptamers, oligomers, peptides, antibodies, antigens, etc). Development of biosensors on the base of polymer and metal nanoparticles, DNA aptamers, oligopeptides, oligosaccharides, enzymes, etc. Professor I. Capek is author and co-author of 7 scientific books, 25 chapters, ca. 200 scientific papers and more than 25 patents. Literární Fond granted professor I. Capek several awards in the scientific literature in 1996, 2006, 2016 and 2018 for the scientific books (Radical Polymerization in Disperse Systems), Elsevier granted him for a paper published in Adv. Colloid Interface Sci. the Most Cited Paper 2004 – 2007 Award. International agency ARRA included research team leading by prof. I. Capek into the category of extraordinary teams. He is the member of several well-known scientific societies such as: Alexander von Humboldt (Germany), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Japan), etc.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Measurement Science, Bratislava, Slovakia

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