Nanostructured materials exhibit unique mechanical and physical properties compared with their coarse-grained counterparts, therefore these materials are currently a major focus in materials science. The production methods of nanomaterials affect the lattice defect structure (vacancies, dislocations, disclinations, stacking faults, twins, and grain boundaries) that has a major influence on their mechanical and physical properties.
In this book, the production routes of nanomaterials are described in detail, and the relationships between the processing conditions and the resultant defect structure, as well as the defect-related properties (e.g. mechanical behavior, electrical resistance, diffusion, corrosion resistance, thermal stability, hydrogen storage capability, etc.) are reviewed.
In particular, new processing methods of nanomaterials are described in the chapter dealing with the manufacturing procedures of nanostructured materials. New chapters on (i) the experimental methods for the study of lattice defects, (ii) the defect structure in nanodisperse particles, and (iii) the influence of lattice defects on electrical, corrosion, and diffusion properties are included, to further enhance what has become a leading reference for engineering, physics, and materials science audiences.Provides a detailed overview of processing methods, defect structure, and defect-related mechanical and physical properties of nanomaterialsCovers a wide range of nanomaterials including metals, alloys, ceramics, diamond, carbon nanotubes, and their compositesIncludes new chapters covering recent advances in both processing techniques and methods for the study of lattice defectsProvides valuable information that will help materials scientists and engineers highlight lattice defects and the related mechanical and physical properties
Protected Metal Clusters: From Fundamentals to Applicationssurveys the fundamental concepts and potential applications of atomically precise metal clusters protected by organic ligands.
As this class of materials is now emerging as a result of breakthroughs in synthesis and characterization that have taken place over the last few years, the book provides the first reference with a focus on these exciting novel nanomaterials, explaining their formation, and how, and why, they play an important role in the future of molecular electronics, catalysis, sensing, biological imaging, and medical diagnosis and therapy.Surveys the fundamental concepts and potential applications of atomically precise metal clusters protected by organic ligands.Provides well-organized, tutorial style chapters that are ideal for teaching and self-studyIn-depth descriptions by top scientists in the fieldPresents the state-of-the art of protected metal clusters and their future prospects