Physical, Chemical, and Biological Applications

Editors: Nandakumar Kalarikkal, PhD
Sabu Thomas, PhD
Obey Koshy, PhD


In production
Pub Date: March 2018
Hardback Price: $159.95
Hard ISBN: 9781771884617
E-Book ISBN: 978-1-315-36590-9
Pages: Approx 410pp+index
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: 78 color and 98 B/W illustrations

Nanoscience and nanotechnology has emerged as a leading frontier of research and development in natural sciences and engineering and is considered the fastest growing technological revolution human history has ever seen. The immense interest in the science of materials confined within the atomic scales stems from the fact that these nanomaterials exhibit fundamentally unique properties with great potential of bringing about revolutionary advancements of next-generation technologies in electronics, computing, optics, biotechnology, medical imaging, medicine, drug delivery, structural materials, automotives, aerospace, food, and energy.

This new book, Nanomaterials: Physical, Chemical and Biological Applications, focuses on recent developments in this field, addressing on nanostructured materials and nanocomposites. The book deals with some recent developments in the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterial as well as its incorporation into polymer matrixes. The biological applications of nanomaterials are also discussed in detail, along with new approaches in nanostructured materials and nanocomposites. Highlights include a detailed discussion on synthesis of nanostructured materials and nanocomposites; reviews of biodiesel production; green nanostructured materials; and nanosensors, nanomedicines, and biomedical applications of nanostructured materials. Other topics include how nanomaterials can be used to fight contagious diseases, application of nanostructured materials in energy storage in batteries, and the potential of nanoparticles as carriers for enzymes.

This book will engage professionals and help to eep them abreast of cutting-edge futuristic areas of nanomaterials and its application, facilitating further research and application of methods into real-world uses.

Part I: Synthesis and Characterizaton of Nanomaterials/Nanocomposites
1. Synthesis and Characterization of Al-doped SnO2 Thin Films
G. S. Shahane
2. Synthesis, Surface Modification and Application of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles in Lipase Immobilization for Biodiesel Production: A Review
P. R. Deepu Krishnan, V. Jayavignesh, G. Ramkumar, Y. M. Purushothaman, S. Sadhasivam, S. Sabarathinam, K. Venkatesan, E. Sivakumar, R. Sankar Ganesh, and K. Swaminathan
3. Doping Effects in Wide Band Gap Semiconductor Nanoparticles: Lattice Variations, Size Changes, Widening Band Gaps but No Structural Transformations!
P. M. G. Nambissan
4. Synthesis of Ionic Liquid Mediated Nanoparticle Synthesis
Praveenkumar Upadhyay and Vivek Srivastava
5. Poly Methyl Methacrylate Coated Hematite/Alumina Nanoparticles: Ultrasound Assisted Synthesis and Its Characterization
Shabana Shaik and Shirish Sonawane
6. A Technical Comparison on Different Nano-Incorporations on Cement Composites
Mainak Ghosal and Arum Kumar Chakraborty
7. Studies in Preparation of Redispersible Powder Putty and Powder Paint
R. H. Dongre and P. A. Mahanwar

Part II: Nanomaterials as Catalyst
8. Sonochemical Synthesis of Go-ZnO Nanophotocatalyst for the Degradation of Malachite Green Using a Hybrid Advanced Oxidation Process
Bhaskar Bethi, Shirish H. Sonawane, Bharat A. Bhanvase, Vikas Mittal, and Muthupandian Ashokkumar
9. Synthesis of Graphene-TiO2 Nanocomposites for Decolorization of Malachite Green Using Hydrodynamic Cavitation Based Hybrid Techniques
M. Suresh Kumar, S. H. Sonawane, Meifang Zhou, Muthupandian Ashokkumar, and Vikas Mittal
10. Ceria-Based Nanocrystalline Oxide Catalysts: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications
Anushka Gupta, V. Sai Phani Kumar, Manjusha Padole, Mallika Saharia, K. B. Sravan Kumar, and Parag A. Deshpande
11. Phase Manipulation in TiO2 for Better Photocatalytic and Electrocatalytic Effect
K. Parameswari and C. Joseph Kennady

Part III: Biomedical Application of Nanomaterials
12. Biosynthesis and Characterization of Silver Nanoparticles Synthesized From Seaweeds and Its Antibacterial Activity
S. Thanigaivel, Amitava Mukherjee, Natarajan Chandrasekaran, and John Thomas
13. Assessment of Antibacterial and Antifungal Activity of Zero Valent Iron Nanoparticles
Shraddha Shah, Chandraprabha M. N., and Samrat K.
14. Spinel Ferrites-A Future Boon to Nanotechnology Based Therapies
Muktha H., Nagaraju Kottam, Sharath R., Samrat K., Chandraprabha M. N., Harikrishna R., and Bincy Rose Vergis

Part IV: Electronics Application of Nanomaterials
15. Copper/NiZn Ferrite Nanocomposite for Microinductor Applications
S. R. Murthy
16. The Role of Nanosized Materials in Lithium Ion Batteries
Bibin John, Sandhya C. P., and Gouri C.

About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Nandakumar Kalarikkal, PhD
Director, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; Associate Professor, School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

Dr. Nandakumar Kalarikkal is the Director of the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology as well as an Associate Professor in the School of Pure and Applied Physics at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. His current research interests include synthesis, characterization, and applications of various nanostructured materials, laser plasma, and phase transitions. He has published more than 80 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and has co-edited seven books. Dr. Kalarikkal obtained his Master’s degree in physics with a specialization in industrial physics and his PhD in Semiconductor Physics from Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala, India. He was a postdoctoral fellow at NIIST, Trivandrum, and later joined Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India.

Sabu Thomas, PhD
Director, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Professor Sabu Thomas is the Founder and Director of the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and a professor of polymer science and engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. Professor Thomas has received a number of national and international awards, including a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry; Distinguished Professorship from Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia; an MRSI medal; a CRSI medal; and the Sukumar Maithy award. He is on the list of most productive researchers in India and holds the fifth position. Professor Thomas has published over 600 peer-reviewed research papers, reviews, and book chapters. He has delivered over 300 plenary/inaugural and invited lectures at national/international meetings in 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 various organizations and institutes, including DST, CSIR, UGC, DBT, DRDO, AICTE, ISRO, TWAS, KSCSTE, BRNS, UGC-DAE, Du Pont, USA, General Cables, USA, Surface Treat Czech Republic, and Apollo Tyres. The h index of Professor Thomas is 75, and his work has been cited more than 23,850 times. He also has four patents to his credit.

Obey Koshy, PhD
UGC-DS Kothari Scheme, International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

Dr. Obey Koshy completed PhD in nanoscience and nanotechnology from the University of Kerala, India, after which he joined the Utah State University, USA, as a visiting scholar. He is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow under the UGC-DS Kothari Scheme at the International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. His research interests include flexible sensors and photovoltaics among other related topics.

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