A. Rathinasamy, C. Parameswari, V. Ponnuswami
A. Rathinasamy: Professor of Soil Science & Agrl. Chemistry,Horticultural College and Research Institute, (Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu),Periyakulam, Tamilnadu, India.
C. Parameswari: Assistant Professor (Plant Breeding & Genetics)Horticultural College and Research Institute, (Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu),Periyakulam, Tamilnadu, India.
V. Ponnuswami: Dean Horticultural College and Research Institute, (Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu),Periyakulam, Tamilnadu, India
The study of manipulating materials on molecular as well as atomic scales is known as Nanotechnology. Nanotechnology deals with matters that are sized in between 1 to 100 nanometers. Nanotechnology is a new field of technology with science at nano levels. Materials behave differently at nano levels while their physical and chemical properties are unique at nano level. Nanotechnology can be applied in almost all the areas. The wide array of applications in nanotechnology has come to show one and all how much importance nanotechnology has in our lives today. Nanoscience and technology provides new ways and means to tackle critical issues and challenges in a very different manner for the benefit of mankind. This has to be understood by students, research scholars and scientists as well. The understanding of the nanomaterials and their properties are very essential for proper application in any field of science and technology. This book is written with an objective that students must understand the basic principles of nano science and technology for their further perspectives.
What is Nanotechnology ?
Nanomaterials and its Applications
Introduction to Semiconductors and Quantum Dots
Core / Shell Nanoparticles
Fullerenes and Carbon Nano Materials
Misnomersand Misconception of Nanotechnology
Methods of Nanoparticles Synthesis
Physical Methods of Nanoparticles Synthesis
Chemical Methods of Nanoparticles Synthesis
Biological Methods of Nanoparticles Synthesis
Synthesis of Core / Shell Nanoparticles
Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes
Properties of Nanomaterials
Properties of Carbon Nanotubes and Block Copolymers
X-Ray and Light Scattering Technique
Transmission Electron Microscopy
Scanning Electron Microscope
Infra-Red and NMR Spectroscopy
Nanotechnology in Agriculture
Nanotechnology in the Food Industry
Impact of Nanotechnology in Energy and Environment
Societal Implications of Nanotechnology
Nanotechnology Developments : An Overview