Inorganic Nanomaterials from Nanotubes to Fullerene-Like Nanoparticles: Fundamentals and Applications (World Scientific Series in Nanoscience and Nano
By: Reshef Tenne (author)Hardback
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Following the striking discovery of carbon fullerenes and carbon nanotubes, it was realized by the author and his teammates in 1992 that such nanostructures are not unique to carbon. In fact, hollow closed structures are common to probably most if not all inorganic compounds with layered structures, like WS2, MoSe2, BN, NiCl2, Cs2O and many others. These highly anisotropic compounds suffer from inherent instability when prepared in nano-sizes and close on themselves to form hollow closed structures in the form of inorganic fullerene-like (IF) nanoparticles or nanotubules (INT).The book takes the reader from the discovery stage, where some fundamental ideas in this field were developed, through the systematic effort to synthesize IF and INT in larger amounts and elucidate their structure. In a few cases, like BN nanotubes and WS2 IF nanoparticles, new strategies permitted synthesis of macroscopic amounts and subsequently systematic study of their properties, offering thereby numerous applications. The reader is taken through this never-ending evolutionary process with a few recent examples demonstrated.
The field stands in the crossroads between solid state inorganic chemistry, nanotechnology, materials chemistry and nanomechanical engineering.
From Concept to Realization; The Importance of Mechanistic Studies to Being Able to Develop a Synthetic Strategy for Mass Production of the Nanoparticles; Mechanical Properties of the IF and INT Phases; Discussion of the Current Applications and the Prospects for the Future.
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