Nanomaterials Synthesis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128157510

Nanomaterials Synthesis

1st Edition

Design, Fabrication and Applications

Editors: Yasir Beeran Pottathara Sabu Thomas Nandakumar Kalarikkal Yves Grohens Vanja Kokol
Paperback ISBN: 9780128157510
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st June 2019
Page Count: 540
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Table of Contents

1. Nanomaterials: New Trends and Challenges
1.1 Introduction
1.2 History and background
1.3 Why nanomaterials?
1.4 Advances in synthesis routes
1.5 New trends and challenges
1.6 Environmental Impacts
1.7 Summary and outlook
1.8 References

2. Bioinspired Synthesis of Nanomaterials
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Overview of biological nanomaterials
2.3 Bioinspired synthesis via different strategies
2.4 Modified approaches
2.5 Challenges
2.6 Summary and outlook
2.7 References

3. Synthesis of Nanomaterials Using Ultrasound Technology
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Theory and background
3.3 Ultrasound technology for nanomaterials synthesis
3.4 Materials applications
3.5 New approaches and challenges
3.6 Summary and outlook
3.7 References

4. Plasma–Liquid Interactions for Nanomaterial Synthesis
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Theory and background for plasma- liquid interactions
4.3 Synthesis routes of nanomaterials by plasma–liquid interactions
4.4 Environmental impacts
4.5 New approaches and challenges
4.6 Summary and outlook
4.7 References

5. Nanomaterials Synthesis Using Cation Exchange
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Theory and background
5.3 Fundamentals and mechanism
5.4 Synthesis strategies
5.5 New approaches and challenges
5.6 Summary and outlook
5.7 References

6. Laser Induced Synthesis of Nanomaterials
 6.1 Introduction
6.2 Mechanism and background
6.3 Laser technology for nanomaterials synthesis
6.4 Materials applications
6.9 Modified approaches
6.10 Summary and outlook
6.11 References

7. Microwave-Assisted Synthesis for Nanomaterials
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Theory and background
7.3 Microwave-assisted synthesis of nanomaterials
7.4 New approaches and challenges
7.5 Summary and outlook
7.6 References

8. Design and Fabrication of Porous One-Dimensional Nanomaterials
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Advantages of porous 1D nanomaterials
8.3 Synthesis of porous 1D nanomaterials
8.4 New approaches and challenges
8.5 Summary and outlook
8.6 References

9. One-Dimensional Oxide Nanomaterials from Chemical Solutions
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Overview of 1D oxide nanomaterials
9.3 Different synthesis routes from chemical solutions
9.4 New approaches and challenges
9.5 Summary and outlook
9.6 References

10. Core-shell Nanostructures: Synthesis and Strategies
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Mechanism of core-shell structures
10.3 Different synthesis strategies
 10.3.1 Metal-oxide
 10.3.2 Metal-polymer
 10.3.3 Polymer-oxide
10.4 Modified methods and challenges
10.6 Summary and outlook
10.7 References

11. Synthesis and Surface Engineering of Magnetic Nanoparticles
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Background and mechanism
11.3 Synthesis strategies
11.4 Surface engineering
11.5 Modified routes and challenges
11.6 Applications
11.7 Summary and outlook
11.8 References

12. Synthesis Approaches for Intercalation Compounds
12.1 Introduction
12.2 Chemistry of intercalation
12.3 Synthesis strategies
12.4 Applications
12.5 Modification and challenges
12.6 Summary and outlook
12.7 References

13. Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Nanostructures: Synthesis and Functionalization
13.1 Introduction
13.2 Background and mechanism
13.3 Synthesis strategies
13.4 Processing and design
13.5 Modification strategies and challenges
13.6 Summary and outlook
13.7 References

14. Synthesis of Inorganic Nanomaterials Using Ionic liquids
14.1 Introduction
14.2 Theory and background of ionic liquids
14.3 Different ionic liquid precursors
14.4 Interaction Strategies
14.5 Modified methods and challenges
14.6 Environmental impacts
14.7 Summary and outlook
14.8 References

15. Synthesis and Processing of Thermoelectric Nanomaterials
15.1 Introduction
15.2 Synthesis of thermoelectric nanoparticles
15.3 Surface engineering
15.5 Thermoelectric devices
15.6 New approaches and challenges
15.7 Summary and outlook
15.8 References

16. Microwave Heating as a Tool for Synthesizing Carbon Nanomaterials
16.1 Introduction
16.2 Fundamentals of microwave heating
16.3 Interaction mechanisms
16.4 Synthesis of different carbon nanomaterials using microwave heating
16.5 New approaches and challenges
16.6 Summary and outlook
16.7 References

17. Synthesis Routes of Colloidal Nanomaterials
17.1 Introduction
17.2 Mechanism of colloidal synthesis
17.3 Different synthesis methods
17.4 Modified routes and challenges
17.5 Summary and outlook
17.6 References
18. Ceramic Nanocomposites: Synthesis and Properties
18.1 Introduction
18.2 Significance of ceramic nanocomposites
18.3 Synthesis of ceramic nanocomposites
18.4 Modified approaches and challenges
18.5 Summary and outlook
18.6 References


Nanomaterials Synthesis brings together the present and new trends of synthesis routes of nanomaterials with the incorporation of various technologies. The book covers the new trends and challenges in the synthesis and surface engineering of wide range of nanomaterials with the inclusion of variant emerging technologies used for their synthesis. Significant properties, safety and sustainability and environmental impacts of the synthesis routes are explored.

This book is an important information source that will help materials scientists and engineers who want to learn more about how different classes of nanomaterials are designed.

Key Features

  • Highlights recent developments in and opportunities created by new nanomaterials synthesis methods
  • Explains major synthesis techniques for different types of nanomaterials
  • Discusses the challenges of using a variety of synthesis mnethods


Materials scientists and engineers working in research and development who want to learn how nanomaterials can be integrated into the product lifecycle


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About the Editors

Yasir Beeran Pottathara Editor

Yasir Beeran Pottathara is a Postdoctoral Researcher at LIMATB, University of South Brittany, Lorient, France. His research focuses in the area of nanomaterials for energy storage applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

LIMATB, University of South Brittany, Lorient, France

Sabu Thomas Editor

Professor Thomas is currently Pro-Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University and the Founder Director and Professor of the International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. He is also a full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. Prof. Thomas is an outstanding leader with sustained international acclaims for his work in Nanoscience, Polymer Science and Engineering, Polymer Nanocomposites, Elastomers, Polymer Blends, Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, Polymer Membranes, Green Composites and Nanocomposites, Nanomedicine and Green Nanotechnology. Dr. Thomas’s ground-breaking inventions in polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends, green bionanotechnological and nano-biomedical sciences, have made transformative differences in the development of new materials for automotive, space, housing and biomedical fields. In collaboration with India’s premier tyre company, Apollo Tyres, Professor Thomas’s group invented new high performance barrier rubber nanocomposite membranes for inner tubes and inner liners for tyres. Professor Thomas has received a number of national and international awards which include: Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London FRSC, Distinguished Professorship from Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, MRSI medal, Nano Tech Medal, CRSI medal, Distinguished Faculty Award, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Award for Scientific Excellence – 2016, Mahatma Gandhi University- Award for Outstanding Contribution –Nov. 2016, Lifetime Achievement Award of the Malaysian Polymer Group, Indian Nano Biologists award 2017and Sukumar Maithy Award for the best polymer researcher in the country. He is in the list of most productive researchers in India and holds a position of No.5. Recently, because of the outstanding contributions to the field of Nanoscience and Polymer Science and Engineering, Prof. Thomas has been conferred Honoris Causa (DSc) Doctorate by the University of South Brittany, Lorient, France and University of Lorraine, Nancy, France. Very recently, Prof. Thomas has been awarded Senior Fulbright Fellowship to visit 20 Universities in the US and most productive faculty award in the domain Materials Sciences. Professor Thomas has published over 800 peer reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters. He has co-edited 80 books published by different publishers. He is the inventor of 6 patents and has delivered over 300 Plenary/Inaugural and Invited lectures in national/international meetings over 30 countries. He has established a state of the art laboratory at Mahatma Gandhi University in the area of Polymer Science and Engineering and Nanoscience and Nanotechnology through external funding from DST, CSIR, TWAS, UGC, DBT, DRDO, AICTE, ISRO, DIT, TWAS, KSCSTE, BRNS, UGC-DAE, Du Pont, USA, General Cables, USA, Surface Treat Czech Republic, MRF Tyres and Apollo Tyres.

Affiliations and Expertise

Pro-Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University. Founding Director and Professor, International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, India

Nandakumar Kalarikkal Editor

Nandakumar Kalarikkal is Associate Professor, Advanced Materials Laboratory, School of Pure and Applied Physics & International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience, Mahatma Gandhi University, India. His research focuses in the areas of nanomultiferroics, nanosemiconductors and nanophosphors

Affiliations and Expertise

Mahatma Gandhi University, India

Yves Grohens Editor

Professor Yves Grohens is the Director of the LIMATB (Material Engineering) Laboratory of Université de Bretagne Sud, France. His master's and PhD degrees were from Besançon University, France. After finishing his studies, he worked as assistant professor and later professor in various reputed universities in France. He is an invited professor to many universities in different parts of the world as well. His areas of interest include physicochemical studies of polymer surfaces and interfaces, phase transitions in thin films confinement, nano and bio composites design and characterization, and biodegradation of polymers and biomaterials. He has written several book chapters, monographs, and scientific reviews and has published 130 international publications. He is the chairman and member of advisory committees of many international conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

LIMATB Laboratory, Universite de Bretagne Sud, France

Vanja Kokol Editor

Vanja Kokol is Associate Professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maribor, Slovenia. His research focuses on chemo-enzymatic derivatization, modification and/or functionalization of biopolymers and organic/inorganic nanomaterials.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Maribor, Slovenia