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Multifunctional Piezoelectric Oxide Nanostructures

Multifunctional Piezoelectric Oxide Nanostructures Book
Author : Sang-Jae Kim,Nagamalleswara Rao Alluri,Yuvasree Purusothaman
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-04-15
ISBN : 9780128193327
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Multifunctional Piezoelectric Oxide Nanostructures: Fabrication Methods, Devices and Applications reviews multifunctional piezoelectric oxides, including their growth, thin films, composite films, interfacial doping effects, energy harvesting devices, and battery-free sensors. The book bridges the connection between the theoretical and experimental aspects of piezoelectric oxides, also explaining the pathways between materials-device designs-application sectors through various state-of-the-art techniques. Other sections cover the desirable properties of piezoelectric oxides, including pyroelectric, magnetoelectric, piezoelectrochemical and electrocaloric. This book is suitable for those working in the field of materials science and engineering in academia and research and development. Reviews fundamentals, materials, technologies and applications of piezoelectric oxide nanostructures Addresses the most relevant applications in sensing (self-powered, biomedical, MEMS, infrared) and energy harvesting Discusses the growth, design and fabrication of piezoelectric oxide nanostructured materials for desirable properties

Nanostructured Zinc Oxide

Nanostructured Zinc Oxide Book
Author : Kamlendra Awasthi
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-08-10
ISBN : 0128189010
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nanostructured Zinc Oxide covers the various routes for the synthesis of different types of nanostructured zinc oxide including; 1D (nanorods, nanowires etc.), 2D and 3D (nanosheets, nanoparticles, nanospheres etc.). This comprehensive overview provides readers with a clear understanding of the various parameters controlling morphologies. The book also reviews key properties of ZnO including optical, electronic, thermal, piezoelectric and surface properties and techniques in order to tailor key properties. There is a large emphasis in the book on ZnO nanostructures and their role in optoelectronics. ZnO is very interesting and widely investigated material for a number of applications. This book presents up-to-date information about the ZnO nanostructures-based applications such as gas sensing, pH sensing, photocatalysis, antibacterial activity, drug delivery, and electrodes for optoelectronics. Reviews methods to synthesize, tailor, and characterize 1D, 2D, and 3D zinc oxide nanostructured materials Discusses key properties of zinc oxide nanostructured materials including optical, electronic, thermal, piezoelectric, and surface properties Addresses most relevant zinc oxide applications in optoelectronics such as light-emitting diodes, solar cells, and sensors

Metal Oxide Carbon Hybrid Materials

Metal Oxide Carbon Hybrid Materials Book
Author : Muhammad Akram Chaudhry,Rafaqat Hussain,Faheem K. Butt
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2022-03-20
ISBN : 0128227087
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Metal Oxide–Carbon Hybrid Materials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications reviews the advances in the fabrication and application of metal oxide–carbon-based nanocomposite materials. Their unique properties make them ideal materials for gas-sensing, photonics, catalysis, opto-electronic, and energy-storage applications. In the first section, the historical background to the hybrid materials based on metal oxide–carbon and the hybridized metal oxide composites is provided. It also highlights several popular methods for the preparation of metal oxide–carbon composites through solid-state or solution-phase reactions, and extensively discusses the materials’ properties. Fossil fuels and renewable energy sources cannot meet the ever-increasing energy demands of an industrialized and technology-driven global society. Therefore, the role of metal oxide–carbon composites in energy generation, hydrogen production, and storage devices, such as rechargeable batteries and supercapacitors, is of extreme importance. These problems are discussed in in the second section of the book. Rapid industrialization has resulted in serious environmental issues which in turn have caused serious health problems that require the immediate attention of researchers. In the third section, the use of metal oxide–carbon composites in water purification, photodegradation of industrial contaminants, and biomedical applications that can help to clean the environment and provide better healthcare solutions is described. The final section is devoted to the consideration of problems associated with the development of sensors for various applications. Numerous studies performed in this area have shown that the use of composites can significantly improve the operating parameters of such devices. Metal Oxide–Carbon Hybrid Materials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications presents a comprehensive review of the science related to metal oxide–carbon composites and how researchers are utilizing these materials to provide solutions to a large array of problems. Reviews the fundamental properties and fabrication methods of metal-oxide–carbon composites Discusses applications in energy, including energy generation, hydrogen production and storage, rechargeable batteries, and supercapacitors Includes current and emerging applications in environmental remediation and sensing

Metal Oxide Based Nanofibers and Their Applications

Metal Oxide Based Nanofibers and Their Applications Book
Author : Vincenzo Esposito,Debora Marani
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-10-25
ISBN : 0128209070
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Metal Oxide-based Nanofibers and their Applications provides an in-depth overview on developments surrounding the synthesis, characterization properties, and applications achieved by scientific leaders in the area. Sections deal with the theoretical and experimental aspects of the synthesis and methodologies to control microstructure, composition and shape of the nanofibrous metal oxides, review the applications of metal oxide nanofibers in diverse technologies, with special focus on the relation between the structural, morphological and compositional features of the nanofibers, cover applications of metal oxide nanofibers in the fields of sensing (biosensing, gas sensing), and consider biomedical and cleaning technologies. Lastly, a final section covers their application in energy generation and storage technologies (e. g. piezoelectric, solar cells, solid oxide fuel cells, lithium-ion batteries, supercapacitors, and hydrogen storage are reviewed. Reviews electrospinning methods for the synthesis and design of nanocomposites and hybrid metal oxide nanofibers Discusses applications of metal oxide nanofibers in sensing, biomedical fields, cleaning technologies, and energy Emphasizes the structural, morphological and compositional properties of nanofibers and their effect on device performance

Renewable Polymers and Polymer Metal Oxide Composites

Renewable Polymers and Polymer Metal Oxide Composites Book
Author : Sajjad Haider,Adnan Haider
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2022-03-31
ISBN : 0323852963
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Renewable Polymers and Polymer-Metal Oxide Composites: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications serves as a reference on the key concepts of the advances of polymer-oxide composites. The book reviews knowledge on polymer-composite theory, properties, structure, synthesis, and their characterization and applications. There is an emphasis on coupling metal oxides with polymers from renewable sources. Also, the latest advances in the relationship between the microstructure of the composites and the resulting improvement of the material’s properties and performance are covered. The applications addressed include desalination, tissue engineering, energy storage, hybrid energy systems, food, and agriculture. This book is suitable for early-career researchers in academia and R&D in industry who are working in the disciplines of materials science, engineering, chemistry and physics. Provides basic principles, theory and synthetic methods of composite materials, polymer composites and metal oxides Reviews the latest advances in polymer-oxide-based applications in medicine, water treatment, energy and sensing Discusses materials from renewable resources, including lifecycle assessment, economic aspects and potential application in tissue engineering, photovoltaics and food packaging

Metal Oxide Based Nanostructured Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells Electrolyzers and Metal Air Batteries

Metal Oxide Based Nanostructured Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells  Electrolyzers  and Metal Air Batteries Book
Author : Teko W. Napporn,Yaovi Holade
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-01-30
ISBN : 0128184973
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Metal Oxide-Based Nanostructured Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells, Electrolyzers, and Metal-Air Batteries is a comprehensive book summarizing the recent overview of these new materials developed to date. The book is motivated by research that focuses on the reduction of noble metal content in catalysts to reduce the cost associated to the entire system. Metal oxides gained significant interest in heterogeneous catalysis for basic research and industrial deployment. Metal Oxide-Based Nanostructured Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells, Electrolyzers, and Metal-Air Batteries puts these opportunities and challenges into a broad context, discusses the recent researches and technological advances, and finally provides several pathways and guidelines that could inspire the development of ground-breaking electrochemical devices for energy production or storage. Its primary focus is how materials development is an important approach to produce electricity for key applications such as automotive and industrial. The book is appropriate for those working in academia and R&D in the disciplines of materials science, chemistry, electrochemistry, and engineering. Includes key aspects of materials design to improve the performance of electrode materials for energy conversion and storage device applications Reviews emerging metal oxide materials for hydrogen production, hydrogen oxidation, oxygen reduction and oxygen evolution Discusses metal oxide electrocatalysts for water-splitting, metal-air batteries, electrolyzer, and fuel cell applications

Metal Oxides for Non volatile Memory

Metal Oxides for Non volatile Memory Book
Author : Panagiotis Dimitrakis,Ilia Valov,Stefan Tappertzhofen
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2022-03-10
ISBN : 0128146303
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Metal Oxides for Non-volatile Memory: Materials, Technology and Applications covers the technology and applications of metal oxides (MOx) in non-volatile memory (NVM) technology. The book addresses all types of NVMs, including floating-gate memories, 3-D memories, charge-trapping memories, quantum-dot memories, resistance switching memories and memristors, Mott memories and transparent memories. Applications of MOx in DRAM technology where they play a crucial role to the DRAM evolution are also addressed. The book offers a broad scope, encompassing discussions of materials properties, deposition methods, design and fabrication, and circuit and system level applications of metal oxides to non-volatile memory. Finally, the book addresses one of the most promising materials that may lead to a solution to the challenges in chip size and capacity for memory technologies, particular for mobile applications and embedded systems. Systematically covers metal oxides materials and their properties with memory technology applications, including floating-gate memory, 3-D memory, memristors, and much more Provides an overview on the most relevant deposition methods, including sputtering, CVD, ALD and MBE Discusses the design and fabrication of metal oxides for wide breadth of non-volatile memory applications from 3-D flash technology, transparent memory and DRAM technology

Metal Oxides for Biomedical and Biosensor Applications

Metal Oxides for Biomedical and Biosensor Applications Book
Author : Kunal Mondal,Ghenadii Korotcenkov
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-12-04
ISBN : 0128230584
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Metal Oxides for Biomedical and Biosensor Applications gives an in-depth overview of the emerging research in the biomedical and biosensing applications of metal oxides, including optimization of their surface and bulk properties. Sections cover biomedical applications of metal oxides for use in cell cultures, antibacterial and antimicrobial treatments, dental applications, drug delivery, cancer therapy, immunotherapy, photothermal therapy, tissue engineering, and metal oxide-based biosensor development. As advanced and biofunctionalized nano/micro structured metal oxides are finding applications in microfluidics, optical sensors, electrochemical sensors, DNA-based biosensing, imaging, diagnosis and analysis, this book provides a comprehensive update on the topic. Additional sections cover research challenges, technology limitations, and future trends in metal oxides and their composites regarding their usage in biomedical applications. Includes an overview of the important applications of metal oxides for biomedical and biosensing technologies Addresses the relationship between material properties, such as structure, morphology, composition and performance Reviews the design and fabrication strategies of metal oxides for use in medical and biosensing applications

Metal Oxides and Related Solids for Electrocatalytic Water Splitting

Metal Oxides and Related Solids for Electrocatalytic Water Splitting Book
Author : Junlei Qi
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2022-05-16
ISBN : 0323898068
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Metal Oxides and Related Solids for Electrocatalytic Water Splitting reviews the fundamentals and strategies needed to design and fabricate metal oxide-based electrocatalysts. After an introduction to the key properties of transition metal oxides, materials engineering methods to optimize the performance of metal-oxide based electrocatalysts are discussed. Strategies reviewed include defect engineering, interface engineering and doping engineering. Other sections cover important categories of metal-oxide (and related solids) based catalysts, including layered hydroxides, metal chalcogenides, metal phosphides, metal nitrides, metal borides, and more. Each chapter introduces important properties and material design strategies, including composite and morphology design. There is also an emphasis on cost-effective materials design and fabrication for optimized performance for electrocatalytic water splitting applications. Lastly, the book touches on recently developed in-situ characterization methods applied to observe and control the material synthesis process. Introduces metal oxide-based materials for electrocatalytic water splitting applications, including their key properties, synthesis, design and fabrication strategies Reviews the most relevant materials design strategies, including defect engineering, interface engineering, and doping engineering Discusses the pros and cons of metal oxide-based materials for water splitting applications to aid in materials selection

Graphene Oxide Metal Oxide and other Graphene Oxide Based Composites in Photocatalysis and Electrocatalysis

Graphene Oxide Metal Oxide and other Graphene Oxide Based Composites in Photocatalysis and Electrocatalysis Book
Author : Jiaguo Yu,Liuyang Zhang,Panyong Kuang
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2022-07-01
ISBN : 0323852882
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Graphene Oxide-Metal Oxide and other Graphene Oxide-Based Composites in Photocatalysis and Electrocatalysis reflects on recent progress and challenges in graphene-metal oxide composites. The book reviews synthetic strategies, characterization methods and applications in photocatalysis and electrocatalysis. Graphene-metal oxides, graphene-novel metals and other composites intended for sustainable energy production, energy storage, and environmental development such as H2 production, CO2 reduction, pollutant removal, supercapacitors and lithium ion batteries are covered. Overall, this book presents a comprehensive, systematic, and up-to-date summary on graphene oxide-based materials. Graphene oxide and related composite materials bring new perspectives and prospects to both photocatalysts and electrocatalysts. The collective and synergistic effect between graphene oxide and metal oxide are manifold. The significance of the relationship among these groups of materials, their structures and performance is emphasized. Introduces the fundamentals of graphene oxides, their derivatives, common processes, principles and requirements for photocatalysis and electrocatalysis Reviews graphene-oxides for photocatalysis applications in H2 production, CO2 reduction, environment remediation, and more Covers graphene-oxides for electrocatalysis applications in energy, including supercapacitors and lithium-ion batteries

Metal Oxide Powder Technologies

Metal Oxide Powder Technologies Book
Author : Yarub Al-Douri
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-06-02
ISBN : 0128175060
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Metal Oxide Powder Technologies: Fundamentals, Processing Methods and Applications reviews the fundamentals, processing methods and applications of this key materials system. Topics addressed comprehensively cover chemical and physical properties, synthesis, preparation, both accepted and novel processing methods, modeling and simulation. The book provides fundamental information on the key properties that impact performance, such as particle size and crystal structure, along with methods to measure, analyze and evaluate. Finally, important applications are covered, including biomedical, energy, electronics and materials applications. Provides a comprehensive overview of key topics both on the theoretical side and the experimental Discusses important properties that impact metal oxide performance, processing methods (both novel and accepted), and important applications Reviews the most relevant applications, such as biomedical, energy, electronics and materials applications

Solution Processed Metal Oxide Thin Films for Electronic Applications

Solution Processed Metal Oxide Thin Films for Electronic Applications Book
Author : Zheng Cui
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-06-11
ISBN : 0128149310
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Solution Processed Metal Oxide Thin Films for Electronic Applications discusses the fundamentals of solution processing materials chemistry techniques as they are applied to metal oxide materials systems for key device applications. The book introduces basic information (materials properties, materials synthesis, barriers), discusses ink formulation and solution processing methods, including sol-gel processing, surface functionalization aspects, and presents a comprehensive accounting on the electronic applications of solution processed metal oxide films, including thin film transistors, photovoltaic cells and other electronics devices and circuits. This is an important reference for those interested in oxide electronics, printed electronics, flexible electronics and large-area electronics. Provides in-depth information on solution processing fundamentals, techniques, considerations and barriers combined with key device applications Reviews important device applications, including transistors, light-emitting diodes, and photovoltaic cells Includes an overview of metal oxide materials systems (semiconductors, nanomaterials and thin films), addressing materials synthesis, properties, limitations and surface aspects

Cerium Oxide CeO2 Synthesis Properties and Applications

Cerium Oxide  CeO2   Synthesis  Properties and Applications Book
Author : Salvatore Scire,Leonardo Palmisano
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2019-08-21
ISBN : 0128156627
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cerium Oxide (CeO2): Synthesis, Properties and Applications provides an updated and comprehensive account of the research in the field of cerium oxide based materials. The book is divided into three main blocks that deal with its properties, synthesis and applications. Special attention is devoted to the growing number of applications of ceria based materials, including their usage in industrial and environmental catalysis and photocatalysis, energy production and storage, sensors, cosmetics, radioprotection, glass technology, pigments, stainless steel and toxicology. A brief historical introduction gives users background, and a final chapter addresses future perspectives and outlooks to stimulate future research. The book is intended for a wide audience, including students, academics and industrial researchers working in materials science, chemistry and physics. Addresses a wide range of applications of ceria-based materials, including catalysis, energy production and storage, sensors, cosmetics and toxicology Provides the fundamentals of ceria-based materials, including synthesis methods, materials properties, toxicology and surface chemistry Includes nanostructured ceria-based materials and a discussion of future prospects and outlooks

Titanium Dioxide TiO2 and Its Applications

Titanium Dioxide  TiO2  and Its Applications Book
Author : Francesco Parrino,Leonardo Palmisano
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-11-29
ISBN : 0128204346
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Scientific interest in TiO2-based materials has exponentially grown in the last few decades. Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) and Its Applications introduces the main physicochemical properties of TiO2 which are the basis of its applications in various fields. While the basic principles of the TiO2 properties have been the subject of various previous publications, this book is mainly devoted to TiO2 applications. The book includes contributions written by experts from a wide range of disciplines in order to address titanium dioxide's utilization in energy, consumer, materials, devices, and catalytic applications. The various applications identified include: photocatalysis, catalysis, optics, electronics, energy storage and production, ceramics, pigments, cosmetics, sensors, and heat transfer. Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) and Its Applications is suitable for a wide readership in the disciplines of materials science, chemistry, and engineering in both academia and industry. Includes a wide range of current and emerging applications of titanium dioxide in the fields of energy, consumer applications, materials, and devices Provides a brief overview of titanium dioxide and its properties, as well as techniques to design, deposit, and study the material Discusses the relevant properties, preparation methods, and other apposite considerations in each application-focused chapter

Multifunctional Nanostructured Metal Oxides for Energy Harvesting and Storage Devices

Multifunctional Nanostructured Metal Oxides for Energy Harvesting and Storage Devices Book
Author : Vijay B. Pawade,Paresh H. Salame,Bharat Apparao Bhanvase
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2020-05-21
ISBN : 1000073203
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Metal oxide nanoparticles exhibit potential applications in energy and environmental fields, such as solar cells, fuel cells, hydrogen energy, and energy storage devices. This book covers all points from synthesis, properties, and applications of transition metal oxide nanoparticle materials in energy storage and conversion devices. Aimed at graduate-level students and researchers associated with the energy and environment sector, this book addresses the application of nontoxic and environmentally friendly metal oxide materials for a clean environment and deals with synthesis properties and application metal oxides materials for energy conversion, energy storage, and hydrogen generation.

Multifunctional Polycrystalline Ferroelectric Materials

Multifunctional Polycrystalline Ferroelectric Materials Book
Author : Lorena Pardo,Jesús Ricote
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-02-14
ISBN : 9048128757
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents selected topics on processing and properties of ferroelectric materials that are currently the focus of attention in scientific and technical research. Ferro-piezoelectric ceramics are key materials in devices for many applications, such as automotive, healthcare and non-destructive testing. As they are polycrystalline, non-centrosymmetric materials, their piezoelectricity is induced by the so-called poling process. This is based on the principle of polarization reversal by the action of an electric field that characterizes the ferroelectric materials. This book was born with the aim of increasing the awareness of the multifunctionality of ferroelectric materials among different communities, such as researchers, electronic engineers, end-users and manufacturers, working on and with ferro-piezoelectric ceramic materials and devices which are based on them. The initiative to write this book comes from a well-established group of researchers at the Laboratories of Ferroelectric Materials, Materials Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM-CSIC). This group has been working in different areas concerning thin films and bulk ceramic materials since the mid-1980s. It is a partner of the Network of Excellence on Multifunctional and Integrated Piezoelectric Devices (MIND) of the EC, in which the European Institute of Piezoelectric Materials and Devices has its origin.

ZnO Nanostructures for Tissue Regeneration Drug Delivery and Theranostics Applications

ZnO Nanostructures for Tissue Regeneration  Drug Delivery and Theranostics Applications Book
Author : Valentina Cauda,Marco Laurenti
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2021-03-25
ISBN : 303650656X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nanostructured zinc oxide materials are capturing a great deal of interest thanks to their outstanding and multifunctional properties, enabling broad series of intervention in the field of nanomedicine. ZnO can be easily prepared in a broad variety of shapes and shows anticancer and antimicrobial properties that are of interest for tissue engineering, controlled delivery of therapeutics, and even theranostics. This book is thus dedicated to the most recent advances in the field, presented as a collection of research papers and reviews. It spans from the synthesis and characterization of ZnO nanomaterials to their applications in the nanomedicine field, ranging from anticancer nanotherapeutics to dental implants and antibacterial agents.

Multifunctional Oxide Heterostructures

Multifunctional Oxide Heterostructures Book
Author : Evgeny Y. Tsymbal,Elbio R. A. Dagotto,Chang-Beom Eom,Ramamoorthy Ramesh
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2012-08-30
ISBN : 0191642223
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is devoted to the rapidly developing field of oxide thin-films and heterostructures. Oxide materials combined with atomic-scale precision in a heterostructure exhibit an abundance of macroscopic physical properties involving the strong coupling between the electronic, spin, and structural degrees of freedom, and the interplay between magnetism, ferroelectricity, and conductivity. Recent advances in thin-film deposition and characterization techniques made possible the experimental realization of such oxide heterostructures, promising novel functionalities and device concepts. The book consists of chapters on some of the key innovations in the field over recent years, including strongly correlated oxide heterostructures, magnetoelectric coupling and multiferroic materials, thermoelectric phenomena, and two-dimensional electron gases at oxide interfaces. The book covers the core principles, describes experimental approaches to fabricate and characterize oxide heterostructures, demonstrates new functional properties of these materials, and provides an overview of novel applications.

Advanced Lightweight Multifunctional Materials

Advanced Lightweight Multifunctional Materials Book
Author : Pedro Costa,Carlos M Costa,Senentxu Lanceros-Mendez
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2020-11-19
ISBN : 0128185023
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Advanced Lightweight Multifunctional Materials presents the current state-of-the-art on multifunctional materials research, focusing on different morphologies and their preparation and applications. The book emphasizes recent advances on these types of materials as well as their application. Chapters cover porous multifunctional materials, thermochromic and thermoelectric materials, shape memory materials, piezoelectric multifunctional materials, electrochromic and electrorheological, soft materials, magnetic and photochromic materials, and more. The book will be a valuable reference resource for academic researchers and industrial engineers working in the design and manufacture of multifunctional materials, composites and nanocomposites. Provides detailed information on design, modeling and structural applications Focuses on characteristics, processing, design and applications Discusses the main types of lightweight multifunctional materials and processing techniques, as well as the physico-chemical insights that can lead to improved performance

Functional Metal Oxide Nanostructures

Functional Metal Oxide Nanostructures Book
Author : Junqiao Wu,Jinbo Cao,Wei-Qiang Han,Anderson Janotti,Ho-Cheol Kim
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-09-22
ISBN : 9781441999313
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Metal oxides and particularly their nanostructures have emerged as animportant class of materials with a rich spectrum of properties and greatpotential for device applications. In this book, contributions from leadingexperts emphasize basic physical properties, synthesis and processing, and thelatest applications in such areas as energy, catalysis and data storage. Functional Metal Oxide Nanostructuresis an essential reference for any materials scientist or engineer with aninterest in metal oxides, and particularly in recent progress in defectphysics, strain effects, solution-based synthesis, ionic conduction, and theirapplications.