These ten volumes provide an excellent, 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 strategies, structure-property relationships, material behaviour finetuning, biological effects and applications in the life sciences. All important material classes are covered: metallic, metal oxide, magnetic, carbon, polymeric, composite and semiconducting nanomaterials as well as nanostructured surfaces and films.
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 POLYMER THIN FILMS FOR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS Introduction Biocompatible Coatings Coatings for Tissue Engineering Substrates Polymer Thin Films for Drug Delivery Polymer Thin Films for Gene Delivery Conclusions BIOFUNCTIONALIZATION OF POLYMERIC THIN FILMS AND SURFACES Introduction: The Case of Biofunctionalized Surfaces and Interfaces Polymer-Based Biointerfaces Summary and Future Perpectives STIMULI-RESPONSIVE POLYMER NANOCOATINGS Introduction Stimuli-Responsive Polymers Polymer Films and Interfacial Analysis Applications Summary and Future Perspectives CERAMIC NANOCOATINGS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS IN THE LIFE SCIENCES Introduction Magnetron Sputtering Physical and Chemical Properties of SiHA Coatings Biological Properties of SiHA Coatings Future Perspectives Conclusions GOLD NANOFILMS: SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION, AND POTENTIAL BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS Introduction Preparation of Various AuNPs Functionalization of AuNPs and their Applications Through Aggregation AuNP Assemblies and Arrays Conclusions THIN FILMS ON TITANIA, AND THEIR APPLICATIONS IN THE LIFE SCIENCES Introduction Titanium in Contact with a Biomaterial Lipid Bilayers at the Titania Surface Conclusions PREPARATION, CHARACTERIZATION, AND POTENTIAL BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS OF NANOSTRUCTURED ZIRCONIA COATINGS AND FILMS Introduction Preparation and Characterization of Nano-ZrO2 Films Bioactivity of Nano-ZrO2 Coatings and Films Cell Behavior on Nano-ZrO2 Coatings and Films Applications of Nano-ZrO2 Films to Biosensors FREE-STANDING NANOSTRUCTURED THIN FILMS Introduction The Roles of Free-Standing Thin Films Free-Standing Thin Films with Bilayer Structures Free-Standing Thin Films Prepared with Solid Surfaces Free-Standing Thin Films of Nanoparticles Nanofibrous Free-Standing Thin Films Conclusions DIP-PEN NANOLITHOGRAPHY OF NANOSTRUCTURED THIN FILMS FOR THE LIFE SCIENCES Introduction Dip-Pen Nanolithography Direct and Indirect Patterning of Biomaterials Using DPN Applications of DPN for Medical Diagnostics and Drug Development Summary and Future Directions UNDERSTANDING AND CONTROLLING WETTING PHENOMENA AT THE MICRO- AND NANOSCALES Introduction Wetting and Contact Angle Design and Creation of Superhydrophobic Surfaces Impact Dynamics of Water on Superhydrophobic Surfaces Electrically Controlled Wettability Switching on Superhydrophobic Surfaces Electrochemically Controlled Wetting of Superhydrophobic Surfaces Summary and Future Perspectives IMAGING OF THIN FILMS, AND ITS APPLICATION IN THE LIFE SCIENCES Introduction Thin Film Preparation Methods Structuring: The Micro- and Nanostructuring of Thin Films Imaging Techologies Application of Thin Films in the Life Sciences Summary STRUCTURAL CHARACTERIZATION TECHNIQUES OF MOLECULAR AGGREGATES, POLYMER, AND NANOPARTICLE FILMS Introduction Characterization of Ultrathin Films of Soft Materials