Nanoparticle Technology Handbook

2nd Edition

Editors: Masuo Hosokawa Kiyoshi Nogi Makio Naito Toyokazu Yokoyama
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444563361
eBook ISBN: 9780444563682
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 7th March 2012
Page Count: 730
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The updated and expanded second edition of the Nanoparticle Technology Handbook is an authoritative reference providing both the theory behind nanoparticles and the practical applications of nanotechnology. The second edition is thoroughly updated and expanded with sixteen new chapters, providing a reference much broader in scope than the previous edition. Over 140 experts in nanotechnology and/or particle technology contributed to this new edition.

Nanoparticle technology is a new and revolutionary technology, which is increasingly being used in electronic devices and nanomaterials. It handles the preparation, processing, application and characterisation of nanoparticles and has become the core of nanotechnology as an extension of the conventional fine particle / powder technology. Nanoparticle technology plays an important role in the implementation of nanotechnology in many engineering and industrial fields including electronic devices, advanced ceramics, new batteries, engineered catalysts, functional paint and ink, drug delivery system, biotechnology, etc.; and makes use of the unique properties of the nanoparticles which are completely different from those of bulk materials.

The book includes not only the theory behind nanoparticles, but also the practical applications of nanotechnology. It examines future possibilities and new innovations and contains important knowledge on nanoparticle characterization and the effect of nanoparticles on the environment and on humans.

The second edition of Nanoparticle Technology Handbook remains a valuable reference source for scientists and engineers working directly with fine particles and materials or in industries that handle these nanoparticles. Related areas include pharmaceutical products, ink or paint materials, electromagnetic memory devices, ceramic materials and plastic materials with high electro-conductivity.

Key Features

  • Introduction of all aspects of nanoparticle technology, from the fundamentals to applications
  • Basic information on the preparation through to the characterization of nanoparticles from various viewpoints
  • Information on nanostructures, which play an important role in practical applications
  • Sixty applications of nanoparticles in diverse fields, from which sixteen newly added
  • Up-to-date information given by specialists in each field
  • Information on nanostructures made by nanoparticles, which play a major role in practical applications


Suitable for researchers engaged in the research of nanoparticles as well as engineers engaged in R&D of nanoparticles or nanoparticles. Can also be used for seminars or technical training courses on new materials using nanoparticles.

Table of Contents


Preface to the first edition

List of Contributors

From the Editors


Chapter 1. Basic properties and measuring methods of nanoparticles

1.1. Size effect and properties of nanoparticles

1.2. Particle size

1.3. Particle shape

1.4. Particle density

1.5. Melting point, surface tension, wettability

1.6. Specific surface area and pore

1.7. Composite structure

1.8. Crystal structure

1.9. Surface characteristics

1.10. Mechanical property

1.11. Electrical properties

1.12. Magnetic properties

1.13. Optical property of nanoparticle

Chapter 2. Structural control of nanoparticles

2.1. Structure construction and function adaptation of nanoparticles

2.2. Particle size

2.3. Particle shape

2.4. Composite structure

2.5. Pore structure

2.6. Nanoparticle design for DDS

2.7. Nanotubes (CNT)

Chapter 3. Characteristics and behavior of nanoparticles and its dispersion systems

3.1. Introduction of nanoparticle dispersion and aggregation behavior

3.2. Single nanoparticle motion in fluid

3.3. Brownian diffusion

3.4. Adsorption properties and wettability of nanoparticle surface

3.5. Interactions between particles

3.6. Aggregation and dispersion, characterization and control

3.7. Rheology of slurry

3.8. Simulation of colloidal dispersion system

Chapter 4. Control of nanostructure of materials

4.1. Assembly of nanoparticles and functionalization

4.2. Nanoparticles arranged structures

4.3. Nanopore structure

4.4. Nanocomposite structure

4.5. Structure control of nanoparticle collectives by sintering and bonding

4.6. Self-assembly

Chapter 5. Characterization methods for nanostructure of materials

5.1. Nanostructure and function (characterization of local nanostructure)


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About the Editor

Masuo Hosokawa

Affiliations and Expertise

President - Hosokawa Micron Corporation, Chairman - Hosokawa Powder Technology Research Institute, President - Hosokawa Powder Technology Foundation. Passed away.

Kiyoshi Nogi

Affiliations and Expertise

Dr. Eng. Emeritus Professor, Osaka University, Japan

Makio Naito

Affiliations and Expertise

Dr. Eng. Professor, Osaka University, Japan

Toyokazu Yokoyama

Affiliations and Expertise

Dr. Eng., Hosokawa Micron Corporation, Japan