The new book series Nanomaterials for the Life Sciences, successor to the highly acclaimed series "Nanotechnology for the Life Sciences", provides an in-depth overview of all nanomaterial types and their uses in the life sciences. Each volume is dedicated to a specific material class and covers fundamentals, synthesis and characterization strategies, structure-property relationships and biomedical applications. The new series brings nanomaterials to the life scientists and life science to the materials scientists so that synergies are seen and developed to the fullest. Written by international experts of the various facets of this exciting field of research, the ten volumes of this single source of information comprehensively cover the complete range of nanomaterials for medical, biological and cybernetic applications. The series is aimed at scientists of the following disciplines: biology, chemistry, materials science, physics, bioengineering, and medicine, together with cell biology, biomedical engineering, pharmaceutical chemistry, and toxicology, both in academia and fundamental research as well as in pharmaceutical companies.
Volume 3: Mixed Metal nanomaterials Volume 3 covers the aspects of synthesis, characterization and application of bimetallic and multielemental spherical and anisotropic nanomaterials in the life sciences.
Challa Kumar is currently the Director of Nanofabrication & Nanomaterials at the Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devicees (CAMD), Baton Rouge, USA. He is also the President and CEO of Magnano Technologies, a company established to commercialize nanomaterials for applications in life sciences. His research interests are in developing novel synthetic methods, including those based on microfluidic reactors, for multifunctional nanomaterials. He has also been involved in the development of innovative therapeutic & diagnostic tools based on nanotechnology. He has eight years of industrial R&D experience working for Imperial Chemical Industries and United Breweries. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, published by American Scientific Publishers and Series editor for the ten-volume book series, Nanotechnologies for the Life Sciences (NtLS), published by Wiley-VCH.
Preface GOLD NANOSHELLS IN BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS Introduction Physical Properties of Gold Nanoshells Synthesis and Bioconjugation Biodistribution,Toxicity Profile and Transport Biomedical Applications Concluding Remarks ANISOTROPIC BIMETALLIC/OXIDE NANOMATERIALS FOR THE LIFE SCIENCES Introduction Synthesis and Functionalization of Anisotropic Bimetallic Nanoparticles Applications in the Life Sciences Conclusions AU-PT NANOMATERIALS AND ENZYMATIC CATALYSTS FOR BIOFUEL CELL APPLICATIONS Introduction Oxygen Reduction Reaction (ORR) Glucose Oxidation Application to Fuel Cell Systems Summary and Outlook SPHERICAL AND ANISOTROPIC METALLIC NANOMATERIALS-BASED NSET BIOSENSORS Introduction Size- and Shape-Dependent Super Quenching Properties of Nanomaterials Nanomaterial Surface Energy Transfer (NSET) Gold Nanoshell-Based Biosensors Problems and Challenges Summary MIXED-METAL OXIDE NANOMATERIALS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION Introduction TiO2 Heterogeneous Photocatalysis for Environmental Remediation Other Mixed-Metal Oxide Photocatalysts Conclusions BUILDING NONMAGNETIC METAL@OXIDE AND BIMETALLIC NANOSTRUCTURES: POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS IN THE LIFE SCIENCES Introduction Building Nonmagnetic Metal@Oxide and Bimetallic Nanostructures Current and Future Applications in the Life Sciences Summary and Outlook BIOFUNCTIONALIZATION OF SPHERICAL AND ANISOTROPIC BIMETALLIC NANOMATERIALS Introduction Spherical Core-Shell Bimetallic Nanoparticles Anisotropically Shaped Nanoparticles: Nanorods and Nanowires Profunctional Bimetallic Alloys Outlook MULTIELEMENTAL NANORODS (NANOWIRES): SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION AND ANALYTICAL APPLICATIONS Introduction Synthetic Strategies Properties Analytical Applications Conclusions SPHERICAL AND ANISOTROPIC NONMAGNETIC CORE-SHELL NANOMATERIALS: SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION Introduction: Core-Shell Nanomaterials and Their Biological/Medical Applications Nonmagnetic Core-Shell Nanostructures Synthesis of Cores in Core-Shell Nanostructures Deposition of Shells over the Core Nanomaterials Types of Core-Shell Nanomaterials Applications Conclusions and Future Prospects SPHERICAL AND ANISOTROPIC SILICA SHELL NANOMATERIALS Introduction Silica-Coated Metal Nanoparticles Silica-Coated Quantum Dots Silica-Encapsulated Magnetic Nanoparticles Hollow Silica Spherical Structures Conclusions SPHERCIAL AND ANISOTROPIC CORE-SHELL AND ALLOY NANOMATERIALS: CHARACTERIZATION USING X-RAY ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY Introduction Nanoparticle Systems for Biomedical Applications Characterization of Spherical and Anisotropic Core-Shell and Alloy Nanomaterials using X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) Conclusions ANISOTROPIC HEXAGONAL BORON NITRIDE NANOMATERIALS: SYNTHESIS AND APPLICATIONS Introduction Synthesis of BN Nanotubes BNNT-Based Nano-Objects Porous BN and BN Mesh BN Mono- or Few-Layer Sheets Physical Properties of h-BN Applications Concluding Remarks SPHERICAL AND ANISOTROPIC BORON NITRIDE NANOMATERIALS: SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION Introduction BN Nanomaterials Synthesis Remarks on Properties and Applications Concluding Remarks