New Innovations for Nanotechnology as It Creates New Materials for the Industry
The ability to measure and manipulate matter on the nanometer level is making possible a new generation of materials with enhanced mechanical, optical, transport and magnetic properties. This important book summarises key developments in nanotechnology and their impact on the processing of metals, polymers, composites and ceramics.
After a brief introduction, a number of chapters discuss the practical issues involved in the commercial production and use of nanomaterials. Other chapters review ways of nanoengineering steel, aluminium and titanium alloys. Elsewhere the book discusses the use of nanoengineered metal hydrides to store hydrogen as an energy source, and the development of nanopolymers for batteries and other energy storage devices. Other chapters discuss the use of nanotechnology to enhance the toughness of ceramics, the production of synthetic versions of natural materials such as bone, and the development of nanocomposites.
"Nanostructure Control of Materials" is an ideal introduction to the ways nanotechnology is being used to create new materials for industry. It will be welcomed by R&D managers in such sectors as automotive engineering as well as academics working in this exciting area.
-- reviews key developments in nanotechnology and their impact on various materials
-- edited by leading experts in the field
About the editors
Dr Richard Hannink is an Honorary Fellow at CSIRO Manufacturing and Infrastructure Technology, Australia.
Dr Anita Hill is a Research Scientist at CSIRO Manufacturing and Infrastructure Technology, Australia.
Contents are as follows:
-- Introduction: Special properties resulting from nanodimensionality - A J Hill and Richard Hannink, CSIRO, Australia
-- Nanoparticle technologies and applications - P Casey, CSIRO, Australia
-- Nanometric architectures: emergence of efficient non-crystalline atomic organization in nanostructures - T Aste and T Di Matteo, The Australian National University, Australia
-- Nanostructure characterisation using electron-beam techniques - J Drennan and J Riches, University of Queensland, Australia
-- Organic/inorganic nanocomposite membranes for molecular separation processes - T C Merkel and I Pinnau, MembraneTechnology and Research Inc, USA
-- Developing fast ion conductors from nanostructured polymers - M Forsyth, J Adebahr, N Byrne and D Macfarlane, Monash University, Australia
-- Designing nanostructures using biological materials - H Gao, B Ji and H Yao, Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, Germany
-- Magnetic resonance to study nanoprecipitation in light metal alloys - T Bastow and K Nairn, CSIRO Manufacturing and Infrastructure Technology, Australia
-- Nanocrystalline light metal hydrides for hydrogen storage - T Klassen, GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht GmbH, Germany
-- Nanoengineering of metallic materials - R Lumley and A Morton, CSIRO and I Polmear, Monash University, Australia
-- Mechanical behaviour of metallic nanolaminates - A Misra, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA: Introduction. Methods of synthesizing metallic nanolaminates. Overview of strengthening mechanisms. Dependence of nanolaminte strength on layer thickness. Modeling of single dislocation behaviour. Plastic stability of nanolaminates. Conclusions. Acknowledgments. References.
-- Preparation of monolithic nanocrystalline ceramics - G Rixecker and Z Burghard, Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, Germany, L Gao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, F Aldinger, Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, Germany
-- Nanofabrication - E Harvey and M Ghantasala, MiniFAB, Australia
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