The peculiarities of materials at the nanoscale demand an interdisciplinary approach which can be difficult for students and researchers who are trained predominantly in a single field. A chemist might not have experience at working with cell cultures or a physicist may have no idea how to make the gold colloid they need for calibrating an atomic force microscope. The interdisciplinary approach of the book will help you to quickly synthesize information from multiple perspectives.
Nanoscience research is also characterized by rapid movement within disciplines. The amount of time it takes wading through papers and chasing down academics is frustrating and wasteful and our reviewers seem to suggest this work would give an excellent starting point for their work. The current source of published data is either in journal articles, which requires highly advanced knowledge of background information, or books on the subject, which can skim over the essential details of preparations. Having a cookbook to hand to flick through and from which you may select a preparation acts as a good source of contact both to researchers and those who supervise them alike.
This book therefore supports fundamental nanoscience experimentation. It is by intention much more user-friendly than traditional published works, which too-frequently assumes state of the art knowledge. Moreover you can pick up this book and find a synthesis to suit your needs without digging through specialist papers or tracking someone down who eventually may or may not be able to help. Once you have used the recipe the book would then act as a reference guide for how to analyze these materials and what to look out for.
- 100+ detailed recipes for synthesis of basic nanostructured materials, enables readers to pick up the book and get started on a preparation immediately.
- High fidelity images show how preparations should look rather than vague schematics or verbal descriptions.
- Sequential and user-friendly by design, so the reader won't get lost in overly detailed theory or miss out a step from ignorance.
- A cookbook, by design and structure the work is easy to use, familiar and compact.
Nanoscientists working on a range of interdisciplinary experiments in academic research settings, from graduate through PhD and post-doctoral researcher. Interdisciplinary nanotechnology professionals and small to mid-size start-up companies interested in nanotech experimentation would also be highly interested.
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Safety
General Laboratory Procedure
Personal Safety Equipment
Chapter 3. Common Analytical Techniques for Nanoscale Materials
Principles of Electron Microscopy
Transmission Electron Microscopy
Sample Preparation for TEM
Scanning Electron Microscopy
Sample Preparation in SEM
Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy
Atomic Force Microscopy
Powder X-ray Diffraction
Dynamic Light Scattering and Zeta Potential Measurement
BET Surface Area Measurement
Chapter 4. Chemical Techniques
The Sol–Gel Process
Making Titania Nanoparticles using Titanium Tetrachloride as a Precursor
Preparing Sub 4 nm Nanoparticles Using an Alkoxide Titanium Precursor
Making Larger Titania Spheres from Titania Glycolates
Making Black Titania Nanoparticles
Coating Nanomaterials Using the Sol Gel Method
Silica Coating a Gold Colloid
Glass Coating an Organic Crystal Template
How to Coat a Virus Template with Silica
How to Coat Carbon Nanotubes in Silica and Other Oxides using the Sol Gel Process
Coating MultiWalled Carbon Nanotubes in Zirconia
Using Sol Gel Dip Coating to Form Thin Films, Thin Porous Films and Replicas
Dip Coating a Glass Film
Making a Dip Coating Chamber
Making a Cubic Phase in a Dip coated Silica Film Using Cetyltrimethylammonium Bromide
Dip Coating to Form a Doped Tin Oxide Film
Dip Coating to Form an Anatase Phase Titania Film
Replication of Oddly Shaped Morphologies Using Sol Gel Techniques
Replicating Pollen with Titania Using a Sol Gel Approach
Making a Cuttl
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School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, England