Nanoscale Processing

Nanoscale Processing

1st Edition - October 22, 2020

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  • Editors: Sabu Thomas, Preetha Balakrishnan
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128205709
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128205693

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Nanoscale Processing outlines recent advances in processing techniques for a range of nanomaterial types. New developments in the processing of nanostructured materials are being applied in diverse fields. This book offers in-depth information and analysis of a range of processing techniques for nanostructures, and also covers nanocharacterization aspects thoroughly. Topics covered include zero dimensional nanostructures, nanostructured biomaterials, carbon-based nanostructures, polymeric and liposomal nanostructures, and quantum dots. This book is an important resource for materials scientists and engineers looking to learn more about a variety of processing techniques for various nanomaterial classes, for use in both the industrial and biomedical sectors.

Key Features

  • Explains major nanoscale processing techniques, outlining in which situations each should be used
  • Discuses a range of nanomaterial classes, including nanobiomaterials, polymeric nanomaterials, optical nanomaterials and magnetic nanomaterials
  • Explores the challenges of using certain processing techniques for certain classes of nanomaterial


Materials Scientists, Engineers, Polymer Scientists, Biomaterials Scientists

Table of Contents

    1. Basic concepts and processing of nanostructures materials
    2. Nanomaterials: Synthesis, physicochemical characterization, and biopharmaceutical applications
    3. One-dimensional (1D) nanomaterials: Nanorods and nanowires; nanoscale processing
    4. Carbon-based nanostructures and nanomaterials
    5. Fabrication of nanostructures by physical techniques
    6. Liposomal nanostructures: Properties and applications
    7. Quantum dots: A brief introduction
    8. Magnetic nanoparticles
    9. Nanoscale self-assembly
    10. Nanocellulose and its composite films: Applications, properties, preparation methods, and limitations
    11. Nanostructures for biomedical devices
    12. Nanostructures for humidity sensing and photocatalytic applications
    13. Nanostructures for antimicrobial therapy
    14. Nanocomposites of polymer matrices: Nanoscale processing
    15. Hybrid organic-inorganic nanostructures in proton exchange membranes for fuel cells
    16. Nanostructured hydroxyapatite biomaterial as gas sensor
    17. Processing strategies of chitosan-built nano-hydrogel as smart drug carriers
    18. Ultradeformable liposomal nanostructures: Role in transdermal delivery of therapeutics

Product details

  • No. of pages: 554
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: October 22, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128205709
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128205693

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

Preetha Balakrishnan

Preetha Balakrishnan is Principal Scientist at ADSO Naturals Private Limited, Banglore, Karnataka, India. Her area of interest is Polymer Science incorporating Nano materials, and topic of research is Starch based nanocomposites at IIUCNN, M.G. University, Kottayam, in the group of Prof. Sabu Thomas.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Scientist, ADSO Naturals Private Limited, Banglore, Karnataka, India

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  • Dr. B. Mon Sep 21 2020

    Nanoscale Processing

    The book covers indepth informtion on processing of nanomaterials

  • Dr. F. Wed Jul 08 2020

    Principal Scientist

    The book contains utmost important topics covering the updated technology.