Filling a gap in the literature, this is the first book to focus on the fabrication of functional porous materials by using ice templating and freeze drying.
Comprehensive in its scope, the volume covers such techniques as the fabrication of porous polymers, porous ceramics, biomimic strong composites, carbon nanostructured materials, nanomedicine, porous nanostructures by freeze drying of colloidal or nanoparticle suspensions, and porous materials by combining ice templating and other techniques. In addition, applications for each type of material are also discussed.
Of great benefit to those working in the freeze–drying field and researchers in porous materials, materials chemistry, engineering, and the use of such materials for various applications, both in academia and industry.
Chapter 1: An introduction to freeze drying and ice templating
Chapter 2: Fundamental in controlled freezing
Chapter 3: Freeze drying in industrial applications
Chapter 4: Porous polymers via ice templating
Chapter 5: Porous metals and ceramics by freeze casting
Chapter 6: Biomimic tough composites via controlled freezing
Chapter 7: Porous carbon and carbon nanostructures via ice templating
Chapter 8: Nanomedicine via freeze drying and ice templating
Chapter 9: Porous nanostructures by freeze drying of colloidal or nanoparticle suspensions
Chapter 10: Novel materials fabricated by combining ice templating and other techniques
Chapter 11: Conclusion and perspective