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Title Commercialization of nanotechnologies : a case study approach / Dermot Brabazon, Eva Pellicer, Fatima Zivic, Jordi Sort, Maria Dolors Baró, Nenad Grujovic, Kwang-Leong Choy, editors
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]
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Contents Preface; Contents; 1 Introduction-The Current Status and Momentum in Nanotechnology Commercialisation; Annex 1; Reference; 2 Review of Production Routes of Nanomaterials; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Vapour Phase Synthesis; 2.1 Flame Synthesis; 2.2 Laser Ablation Method; 2.3 Arc Discharge Method; 3 Liquid Phase Synthesis; 3.1 Chemical Precipitation; 3.2 Hydrothermal Method; 3.3 Sol-Gel Method; 4 Solid Phase Synthesis; 4.1 Mechanical Milling; 5 Summary; References; 3 Nanomaterials for Sustainable Energy Production and Storage: Present Day Applications and Possible Developments; Abstract
1 Introduction2 Nanotechnology for Photovoltaic Systems; 2.1 Nanostructures in Thin Film Solar Cells; 2.2 Nanoparticles in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells; 2.3 Nanostructures for Organic Solar Cells; 2.4 Quantum Well Solar Cells; 2.5 Other Nanotechnology Approaches for PV; 3 Hydrogen Economy; 3.1 Hydrogen Production; 3.2 Hydrogen Storage; 3.3 Hydrogen Conversion; 4 Nanotechnology for Batteries; 5 Other Applications of Nanomaterials for Sustainable Energy-Transportation and Electrical Energy Transmission
5.2 Integration of Silicon Nanostructures in Thermoelectric Microgenerators6 Concluding Remarks; References; 5 Towards Voltage-Driven Nano-Spintronics: A Review; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Why Voltage-Driven Magnetic/Spintronic Nanodevices?; 3 The Magneto-Electric Effect: Piezoelectric-Magnetostrictive Composites and Single-Phase Multiferroics; 4 Controlling Magnetism with Electric Field Without Strain-Mediated Effects; 5 Measurement Techniques of Voltage-Driven Magnetic Effects; 6 Examples of Voltage-Driven Nano-Spintronic Applications; 7 Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References
6 Ferroelectric and Piezoelectric Nanomaterials-Basic Properties, Characterization and ApplicationsAbstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Ferroelectricity and Piezoelectricity; 2.1 Ferroelectricity in Perovskite Materials; 2.2 Piezoelectric Effect; 2.2.1 Direct and Indirect Piezoelectric Effect; 2.3 Ferroelectric and Piezoelectric Materials; 2.4 Grain Size Effects in Ferroelectric Nanomaterials; 3 Synthesis Methods of Nanomaterials; 3.1 High Temperature Solid State Reaction-Ceramic Method; 3.2 Sol-Gel Method; 3.3 Citrate-Gel Method; 3.4 Hydrothermal Synthesis, Solvothermal Synthesis
6 Life Cycle Assessment for Nanotechnologies Used in Systems for Sustainable Energy Production and Storage7 Summary and Conclusion; Conflict of Interests; References; Integration of Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials in Micro Power Generators; 1 Introduction; 2 The Thermoelectric Effects; 3 The Thermoelectric Figure of Merit; 4 State-of-the-art of Thermoelectric Materials; 4.1 Low-Dimensional Thermoelectric Materials; 4.2 Nanostructured Silicon: A Case Study; 5 Thermoelectric Devices; 5.1 Thermoelectric Microgenerators Based on Nanostructured Materials
Summary This book covers diverse areas in which nanoscience and nanotechnology have led to significant technological advances and practical applications, with special emphasis on novel types of nanomaterials and their applicability into a new generation of nano- and micro-devices. Different nanomaterials are reviewed with a focus on several practical application areas and their commercial utilization. Production technologies of nanomaterials are presented as one of the challenges today. Sectors where nanotechnology has already significantly contributed are presented, along with specific nanotechnology solutions: energy related sectors, NEMS/MEMS, micro power generators, spintronics and healthcare. The basic properties and applications of nanostructured thermoelectric materials, ferroelectric and piezoelectric nanomaterials are reviewed. Examples of several developed thin-film thermogenerators are shown. A review of existing solutions and developing challenges are given regarding sustainable energy production, photovoltaics, solar cells, hydrogen economy and improved classes of batteries as contributions to green products and circular economy. Novel, highly promising areas in nanotechnology, are shown, such as voltage-driven nano-spintronics. Recent advances in friction characterisation at the nano level are described. Several proven nanomaterials have been reviewed pertaining to biomedicine. The use of nanomaterials in ophthalmology and cosmetic industry are reviewed, and the potential for silver nanoparticles and iron-based nanomaterials in biomedicine, also with recognised challenges and possible threats of non-controlled use of nanomaterials. This work is the result of joint efforts of different companies, academic, and research institutions participating in WIMB Tempus project, 543898-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-ES-TEMPUS-JPHES, "Development of Sustainable Interrelations between Education, Research and Innovation at WBC Universities in Nanotechnologies and Advanced Materials where Innovation Means Business", co-funded by the Tempus Programme of the European Union
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Nanostructured materials industry.
Nanostructured materials.
Form Electronic book
Author Baró, M. D., editor
Brabazon, Dermot, editor
Choy, Kwang-Leong, editor
Grujovic, Nenad, editor
Pellicer, Eva, editor
Sort, Jordi, editor
Zivic, Fatima, editor
ISBN 3319569791 (electronic bk.)
9783319569796 (electronic bk.)