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Nanofibres: Friend or Foe?

ISBN: 9783038422785 9783038422792 Year: Pages: XII, 178 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Chemistry (General)
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Nanofibers, particularly those of a carbonaceous content, have received increased interest in the past two decades due to their outstanding physico-chemical characteristics and their possibility to form and contribute towards a plethora of potentially advantageous materials for consumer, industrial and medical applications. Despite this, and together with the numerous research studies and published articles that have sought to investigate these aspects, the potential impact of CNTs is still not understood. Whether or not nanofibers may be able to provide a sophisticated alternative to conventional materials is still debatable, whilst their effects upon both environmental and human health are highly equivocal. How nanofibers are conceived can determine how they may interact with different environments, such as the human body. Understanding each key step of the synthesis and production of nanofibers to their use within potential applications is therefore essential in gaining an insight into how they may be perceived by any biological system and environment. Thus, obtaining such information will enable all scientific communities to begin to realize the potential advantages posed by nanofibers. The aim of this Special Issue therefore, was to provide a collective overview of nanofibers; ‘from synthesis to application’. The Issue particularly focuses upon carbon-based nanofibers, but also highlights alternative nanofiber types. Emphasis is given holistically, with articles discussing the production routes of nanofibers, their plight during their life-cycle (origin to applied form and effects over time), as well as how nanofibers could either incite conflict, or provide aid to human and environmental health.

Semiconductor Photocatalysis - Materials, Mechanisms and Applications

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ISBN: 9789535124849 9789535124832 9789535141891 Year: Pages: 676 DOI: 10.5772/61384 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Physics (General)
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Photocatalysis is a hot topic because it is an environmentally friendly approach toward the conversion of light energy into chemical energy at mild reaction environments. Also, it is well applied in several major areas such as water splitting, bacterial inactivation, and pollutants elimination, which is a possible solution to energy shortage and environmental issues. The fundamental knowledge and the frontier research progress in typical photocatalytic materials, such as TiO2-based and non-TiO2-based photocatalysts, are included in this book. Methods to improve the photocatalytic efficiency and to provide a hint for the rational design of the new photocatalysts are covered.

Nanofiber Research - Reaching New Heights

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ISBN: 9789535125280 9789535125297 9789535141686 Year: Pages: 254 DOI: 10.5772/61952 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Physics (General)
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This book titled Nanofiber Research - Reaching New Heights contains a number of latest research results on growth and developments on material fibers in nanoscale. It is a promising novel research area that has received a lot of interest in recent years. This book includes interesting reports on cutting-edge science and technology related to synthesis, morphology, control, self-assembly and prospective application of nanofibers. I hope that the book will lead to systematization of nanofiber science, creation of new nanofiber research field and further promotion of nanofiber technology. This potentially unique work offers various approaches on the implementation of nanofibers. As it is widely known, nanotechnology presents the control of matter at the nanoscale and nano-dimensions within few nanometers, whereas this exclusive phenomenon enables us to regulate and control novel applications with nanofibers. This book presents an overview of recent and current nanofibers fundamental, significant applications and implementation research worldwide. It examined the methods of nanofiber synthesis, types of fibers used and potential applications associated with nanofiber researches. It is an important booklet for research organizations, governmental research centers, academic libraries and R&D affianced in recent research and development of nanofibers.

Electrospinning - Material, Techniques, and Biomedical Applications

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ISBN: 9789535128212 9789535128229 9789535141303 Year: Pages: 166 DOI: 10.5772/62860 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Physics (General)
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This is a timely, an informative, an interesting, and a well-managed book. The book not only offers an in-depth review of the current status of the knowledge of electrospinning and its biomedical applications but also discusses the emerging ideas and features, both from the East and West, with a focus on the needless electrospinning for the production of uniform fibers. The book is equally helpful to the experts of this field, who wish to enhance their understanding of the emerging technologies, and to the new comers, who can use this book as a reference.

Functionalized Nanomaterials

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ISBN: 9789535128557 9789535128564 9789535141280 Year: Pages: 174 DOI: 10.5772/63186 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
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Generally the nanometer scale covers from 1 to 100 nm while discussing the nanomaterials. Nanomaterials have very high potency and emerge with large applications piercing through all the discipline of knowledge, leading to industrial and technological growth. Nanotechnology is a multidisciplinary science that has its roots in fields such as colloidal science, device physics, and biomedical and supramolecular chemistry. The main objective of the book is to cover maximum areas focusing on synthesis, characterization with various microscopic techniques, and multiple applications. This book is divided into two sections with Non-carbon Compounds and Carbon Compounds. The synthesis, characterization, and applications of metal, metal oxides, and metal hydroxide nanoparticles are covered in the section Non-carbon Compounds, while the section Carbon Compounds focuses on the carbon nanotubes, graphite oxide, graphene oxide, etc.

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