About the Book
"In nanotechnology, nanomaterials contribute a energetic role in numerous fields of science, such as physics, chemistry and materials sciences. As a key component of nanomaterials, nanoparticles are single particles or species whose diameter ranges from one to few tens of nanometres. Over the past few years, considerable efforts were made to develop many nanoparticles/nanocrystals for the development of new cutting‐edge applications in communications, energy storage, sensing, data storage, optics, transmission, environmental protection, cosmetics, biology and medicine. Due to their limited size and a high density of corner or edge surface sites, the nanocrystals can exhibit unique physical and chemical properties, including optical, electrical and magnetic properties. There are many reasons why one would want to form chemical attachments to the walls or ends of carbon nanostructures: these chemical bonds might be used to modify the interaction of the nanotube with other entities, such as a solvent, a polymer matrix, or other nanotubes. The chemically functionalized nanotube might have mechanical or electrical properties that are different from those of the unfunctionalized nanotube and thus might be used as a chemical sensor or a nanometer-scale electronic device. The challenge is to find a way to reproducibly and reliably chemically alter carbon nanotubes that, like graphite, are fairly unreactive. The various methods used to date and the possible application of the resulting functionalized nanotubes is discussed in this work.
Two-Volume ‘Brig’s Handbook of Methods & Research in Chemical Functionalization of Carbon Nanomaterials’ covers maximum areas focusing on synthesis, characterization with various microscopic techniques, and multiple applications. It includes all aspects of metal-oxide nano-structures, nano-composites, and polymer materials instigating with materials survey and preparations, growth and characterizations, processing and fabrications, developments and potential applications.
Two-Volume ‘Brig’s Handbook of Methods & Research in Chemical Functionalization of Carbon Nanomaterials‘ will be of interest for scientific organizations, governmental research-centers, academic libraries, and the overall research and development of nano-materials in general. It has been designed for widespread audience with diverse backgrounds and education. Many researchers contributed to the improvement in the activity and selectivity of functionalized graphene based nanomaterials in different applications, relative to the pristine material. This work provides an insight into the covalently functionalized nano‐graphene oxide and metal modified covalently functionalized nano‐graphene oxide materials and their versatile applications in the field of catalysis plus their applicability in fine chemical synthesis."