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Applications of Multifunctional Nanomaterials. Micro and Nano Technologies

  • Book

  • March 2023
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5576520

Applications of Multifunctional Nanomaterials showcases the major applications of highly correlated nanosystems that highlight the multifunctionality of nanomaterials. This includes applications of nanomaterials in spintronics, information storage, magnetic data storage and memory device applications, energy harvesting applications using nanomultiferroics with piezoelectric polymers, nonlinear optical limiting applications using graphene or ferrite nanoparticles, soft tissues applications, EMI shielding applications and even applications in sunscreen lotions, cosmetics and food packaging will be discussed. In addition, nanoparticle incorporation in animal nutrition intended for increased productivity is an innovative and groundbreaking theme of the book.

Finally, functionalized magnetic nanoparticles for drug delivery, magnetic hyperthermia, sutures, cancer therapy, dentistry and other biomedical and bio-engineering applications using nanoparticles are discussed in detail.

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Table of Contents


1. Nanomaterials: The ample gamut of applications

Part I: Energy Applications of nanomaterials 2. Nanoferrites for electromagnetic shielding applications 3.� Rare earth doped BiFeO3 multiferroic system: Optical, dielectric and magnetoelectric Nanomaterials: The ample gamut of applications coupling applications 4. Carbon nanostructures for energy generation and storage 5. Nano engineering diatoms in microfluidic lab on chip devices 6. Nano composite membrane for direct methanol fuel cell 7. Elastomeric nanocomposite foam for energy applications and energy devices 8. Nanocellulose-based polymer composites for energy applications 9. Advances in functionalized polyaniline nanocomposites for electrochemical sensing and energy storage applications

Part II: Industrial Applications of Nanomaterials 10. Multifunctional hydroxylapatite nanofillers for fine-tuning of elastomer characteristics 11. Emerging application of nanofluids 12. Promising inorganic nanomaterials for the future generation 13. 2D-layered materials for efficient photodetection 14. Electromechanical applications of magnetite (Fe3O4) nanomaterials blended with single-walled carbon nanotubes 15. Bionanofiber-reinforced transparent nanocomposites for future applications Part III: Nanoparticles in health care 16. Nanoparticles as drug delivery agents for managing diabetic retinopathy 17. Stimuli-responsive self-assembled nanocarriers based on amphiphilic block copolymers for cancer therapy 18. Nanoparticles in oral health care: clinical insights and future perspectives 19. Nanosuspension based intra-nasal or oral inhaler with phytopharmaceuticals: challenging fight against COVID-19

Part 1V: Biomedical Applications of nanomaterials 20. Bio-nanomaterials and applications 21. Can bio-nanotechnology be effective against multi-drug resistant (MDR) pathogens? 22. Nanomaterials in bioimaging and cell labeling 23. Biological prospects and potential of nanoparticles in animal nutrition 24. Use of lectin-functionalized and lectin-targeted nanomaterials for multiple therapeutic applications 25. Construction and application of bionanomaterials 26. Medical device associated-biofilm eradication strategies: Use of Multi-Functional Nanomaterials. 27. Nano-biomaterials for therapeutic and diagnostic applications 28. Polymeric nanoparticles for biomedical applications 29. Bio-nanomaterials application for best utility in agricultural and medical field�

Part V: Environmental Applications 30. Enhanced co-catalysis of bimetallic nanostructures for catalytic and photocatalytic applications 31. Nanomaterials incorporated electrospun membranes for membrane distillation 32. Application of multifunctional carbon-based silver nanocomposites for environmental remediation


Sabu Thomas Vice-chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University, India.

Dr. Thomas is the Vice-Chancellor and a Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at Mahatma Gandhi University, India. Additionally, he serves as the Director of the School of Energy Materials at the same institution. Dr. Thomas is internationally recognized for his contributions to polymer science and engineering, covering polymer nanocomposites, elastomers, polymer blends, interpenetrating polymer networks, polymer membranes, green composites, nanocomposites, nanomedicine, and green nanotechnology. His groundbreaking inventions in polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends, green bionanotechnological, and nano-biomedical sciences have significantly contributed to the development of new materials in the automotive, space, housing, and biomedical fields. Dr. Thomas has been conferred with Honoris Causa (DSc) by the University of South Brittany, Lorient, France.

Nandakumar Kalarikkal Director, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and Director and Chair, School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. Dr. Nandakumar Kalarikkal is an Associate Professor at the School of Pure and Applied Physics and Joint Director of the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. His research activities involve applications of nanostructured materials, laser plasma, and phase transitions. He is the recipient of research fellowships and associateships from prestigious government organizations such as the Department of Science and Technology and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of the Government of India. He has active collaborations with national and international scientific institutions in India, South Africa, Slovenia, Canada, France, Germany, Malaysia, Australia, and the United States. He has more than 130 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He also co-edited nine books of scientific interest and co-authored many book chapters. Ann Rose Abraham Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Thevara, Kochi, India. Ann Rose Abraham, PhD, is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics, Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Thevara, Kochi, Kerala, India. Dr. Abraham received M.Sc., M.Phil. and PhD degrees in Physics from the School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. Her PhD thesis was on the "Development of Hybrid Multiferroic Materials for Tailored Applications�. She is an expert in the fields of condensed matter physics, nanomagnetism, multiferroics, and polymeric nanocomposites. She has had research experience at various reputed national institutes such as Bose Institute, Kolkata, India, SAHA Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India, and UGC-DAE CSR Centre, Kolkata, India and collaborations with various international laboratories. She is the recipient of a Young Researcher award in the area of physics, and Best Paper Awardse2020 and 2021, a prestigious forum to showcase intellectual capability. She served as assistant professor and examiner at the Department of Basic Sciences, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, under APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Kerala, India. Dr. Abraham is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. She has authored many book chapters and edited seven books with Taylor and Francis and Elsevier. She has a good number of publications to her credit in many peer-reviewed, high-impact journals of international repute, such as 'ACS Journal of Physical Chemistry', 'RSC Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics', and 'New Journal of Chemistry'.