Earth-Abundant Transition Metal Catalyzed Reactions, Volume 74 in the Advances in Catalysis series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters. Each chapter is written by an international board of authors.
Marine Biopolymers: Processing, Functionality and Applications focuses on recent developments in the isolation, characterization, and processability of these materials for biomedical, nutraceutical, cosmetic, and regenerative medicine applications. This book is a valuable reference resource for scientific and academic researchers, industrial R&D and those working in the marine biotechnology industries that produce microalgae and natural bioproducts. The book will also be relevant for researchers working in aquaculture, biology, bioenergy, and biofuels production, as well as food and nutrition, cosmetics, and the pharmaceutical industry.The marine environment represents a huge single resource for the development of natural biobased materials with enhanced, well-characterized and multi-functional properties. The isolation, characterization, and processability of these materials are crucial for the development of the marine biotechnological industries. In recent years, novel biobased materials have been extracted from marine habitats that have been proven to have exceptional wound-healing characteristics and anti-cancer therapeutic benefits. Moreover, some components based on marine resources can play a key role in medicinal food applications, in cosmetics as well as in the pharmaceutical sector.
S. K. Khadheer Pasha, Kalim Deshmukh and Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain
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Gold Nanoparticles, Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites: Science, Technology and Applications provides a comprehensive review of recent research developments in the synthesis, processing, functionalization, characterization, and properties of gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) for a broad range of different applications. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental chemistry, different synthesis approaches, strategies for stabilization and control of shape size and morphology, surface chemistry and physicochemical characteristics, as well as surface functionalization and applications of Au NPs. The book also covers important topics such as biocompatibility, biodegradability, cytotoxicity and the health and environmental impact of Au NPs.The book will be a valuable reference resource for academic and industrial researchers working in the fields of materials science and engineering, nanomaterials, polymer composites, and biomedical engineering.
Advanced Textile Structural Composites Forming: Characterisation, Modelling, and Simulation comprehensively describes the influence of fiber/fabric architectures and properties on composites forming, along with their deformability and structural optimization, covering the latest advances in the composites forming field. Part one reviews textile reinforcement architectures and discusses the forming behaviors of important 2D and 3D fabrics. Part two discusses numerical models to conduct simulation analysis of different structural composites forming at mesoscopic and macroscopic scales, in particular, 3D preforms with through-the-thickness yarns.Part three looks at the latest developments in the relationship between forming and other steps in composite manufacturing, such as resin injection, and automated fiber placement (AFP) and the effects on certain mechanical properties, such as structural damage and impact resistance. The book will be an essential reference for academic researchers, industrial engineers and materials scientists working with the manufacture and design of fiber-reinforced composite materials.
Construction Materials and Their Properties for Fire Resistance and Insulation covers the properties of novel types of concrete and other more conventional building materials in fire scenarios. The volume also stands out as an invaluable reference resource for its relevance to varied audiences both in academia and industry, spanning materials science, civil and structural engineering, and fire safety engineering. Ensuring buildings are fire safe starts at the very beginning of planning new builds or renovations. Hence, it's essential, in fact, that the right materials are chosen not only according to their load-bearing capabilities but also their susceptibility to decay and fire resistance.
Sai Sathish Ramamurthy, Seemesh Bhaskar and Narendra Reddy
September 1, 2024
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Nano-Engineering at Functional Interfaces for Multi-disciplinary Applications: Electrochemistry, Photoplasmonics, Antimicrobials, and Anticancer Applications provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals and latest advances of nano-engineering strategies for the design, development, and fabrication of novel nanostructures for different applications in the fields of photoplasmonics and electrochemistry, as well as antibacterial and anticancer research areas. The book begins with an introduction to the fundamentals and characteristics of nanostructured interfaces and their associated technologies, including an overview of their potential applications in difference fields. The following chapters present a thorough discussion of the synthesis, processing, and characterization methods of nanomaterials with unique functionalities suitable for energy harvesting, food and textile applications, electrocatalysis, biomedical applications and more. It then concludes outlining research future directions and potential industrial applications.This is a valuable information source to academic researchers and scientists doing research on nanostructures, and also researchers and engineers in companies manufacturing and using nanomaterials.
Smart Biomimetic Coatings: Design, Properties and Biomedical Applications summarizes vital research in multifunctional (i.e., anti-corrosion, anti-fouling, and self-cleaning properties) surface coatings in various applications such as orthopedic and dental implants, tissue engineering, sensors and more.This book introduces biomimetic coatings to the reader, aiding understanding of highly complicated architectures in natural composites, and the importance of proper mimicking to achieve composite materials with exceptional performance. The synthesis and unique properties of smart biomimetic coatings are detailed, before a wide selection of biomedical applications is explored.Smart Biomimetic Coatings: Design, Properties and Biomedical Applications is an important reference of interest to researchers and R&D groups working in materials science, biomedical engineering, tissue engineering and implant design.
Smart nanomaterials are making their presence ever so noticeable in areas like environmental protection and remediation, as well as many other fields of study.The international team of expert researchers behind Smart Nanomaterials for Environmental Applications aims to spotlight the latest, rapid developments in the design and manipulation of materials at the nanoscale and to concisely present information regarding their novel methods of utilization for the safeguard of the environment, while at the same time apprising readers of challenges encountered and anticipated prospects.The volume illustrates state-of-the-art, actionable content, which is relevant and extremely valuable for those who want to apply this up-to-date knowledge in industry too.
Bionanocomposites represent an emerging class of hybrid materials and due to their multidimensional properties, they are widely used in a broad range of different industrial applications including those in biomedical, environmental, food packaging, biosensing and other industrial sectors.Characterization Techniques for Bionanocomposites: Advances, Challenges and Applications provides a detailed review of current techniques used for the characterization of bionanocomposites. The chapters cover physical, chemical, thermal, and electrical characterization techniques as well as spectroscopic and microscopic methods. There is also an entire section dedicated to biodegradability and biological characterization.With its numerous case studies and practical examples researchers will find this book a valuable information resource enabling them to identify which specialized characterization tools can be applied to different materials for a broad range of biological, environmental, and industrial applications.
Neutrons, X-rays, and Light: Scattering Methods Applied to Soft Condensed Matter, Second Edition addresses the possibilities provided by scattering techniques in the study of soft matter. It fills the gap between fundamental scattering processes, which are described by the general theoretical framework of elastic and quasi-elastic interaction of radiation with matter and state-of-the-art applications to specific soft matter systems. The first part of the book is dedicated to the use of general principles for the measurement and analysis of scattered intensity: elementary scattering process, data reduction, general theorems, and reciprocal space and its link to structural and dynamical information in direct space.In the second part, methods and techniques are further discussed, including resolution effects, contrast variation, static and dynamic light scattering, quasi-elastic neutron scattering, and reflectometry and grazing incidence techniques. Part three deals with the state of the art of scattering studies of typical soft matter systems (polymers, self-assembled surfactant systems, microemulsions, liquid crystals, colloids, aggregates, biological systems) with dedicated chapters for particle interactions, and modelling. Part four highlights special applications, from turbid media to scattering under external constraints, and industrial applications.