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Nano Design for Smart Gels

Nano Design for Smart Gels Book
Author : Rebeca Bacani,Fabiane Trindade,Mario Jose Politi,Eduardo Rezende Triboni
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2019-07-26
ISBN : 0128148268
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nano Design for Smart Gels addresses the formation and application of technological gels and how nanostructural prospects are fundamental to gelling. Topics focus on the classification of gels based on small molecules and polymer gellers, biogels, stimulation conditions, topological, thermodynamic and kinetic aspects and characterization techniques. The book outlines structure and characterization concepts in order to provide pragmatic tools for the design and tailoring of new functional gel architectures. It provides an important source for readers and researchers who are currently or may soon be in research with gels, presenting an overview of fundamental topics. Highlights the building-blocks that make up the main functional groups that result in gelator compounds Provides an accessible source to the most common responses of gels, classified in their functional groups Outlines major characterization techniques, showing how they can be combined

Nano Micro Structured Materials for Energy and Biomedical Applications

Nano Micro Structured Materials for Energy and Biomedical Applications Book
Author : Bingbing Li,Tifeng Jiao
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-02-08
ISBN : 9811077878
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book discusses the latest developments of the synthesis, preparation, characterization, and applications of nano/microstructure-based materials in biomedical and energetic fields. It introduces several popular approaches to fabricating these materials, including template-assisted fabrication, electrospinning of organic/inorganic hybrid materials, biomineralization-mediated self-assembly, etc. The latest results in material evaluation for targeted applications are also presented. In particular, the book highlights the latest advances and future challenges in polymer nanodielectrics for energy storage applications. As such, it offers a valuable reference guide for scholars interested in the synthesis and evaluation of nano/microstructure-based materials, as well as their biomedical and energetic applications. It also provides essential insights for graduate students and scientists pursuing research in the broad fields of composite materials, polymers, organic/inorganic hybrid materials, nano-assembly, etc.

Stimuli Responsive Gels

Stimuli Responsive Gels Book
Author : Dirk Kuckling
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2018-10-11
ISBN : 303897210X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Stimuli-Responsive Gels" that was published in Gels

Biomedical Applications of Hydrogels Handbook

Biomedical Applications of Hydrogels Handbook Book
Author : Raphael M. Ottenbrite,Kinam Park,Teruo Okano
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-09-05
ISBN : 9781441959195
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hydrogels are networks of polymer chains which can produce a colloidal gel containing over 99 per cent water. The superabsorbency and permeability of naturally occurring and synthetic hydrogels give this class of materials an amazing array of uses. These uses range from wound dressings and skin grafts to oxygen-permeable contact lenses to biodegradable delivery systems for drugs or pesticides and scaffolds for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Biomedical Applications of Hydrogels Handbook provides a comprehensive description of this diverse class of materials, covering both synthesis and properties and a broad range of research and commercial applications. The Handbook is divided into four sections: Stimuli-Sensitive Hydrogels, Hydrogels for Drug Delivery, Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering, and Hydrogels with Unique Properties. Key Features: Provides comprehensive coverage of the basic science and applications of a diverse class of materials Includes both naturally occurring and synthetic hydrogels Edited and written by world leaders in the field.

Polymer Gels

Polymer Gels Book
Author : Vijay Kumar Thakur,Manju Kumari Thakur
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-08-01
ISBN : 981106086X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book exclusively focuses on the science and fundamentals of polymer gels, as well as the numerous advantages that polymer gel-based materials offer. It presents a comprehensive collection of chapters on the recent advances and developments in the core science and fundamentals of both synthetic and natural polymer-based gels, and pays particular attention to applications in the various research fields of biomedicine and engineering. Key topics addressed include: polysaccharide-based gels and their fundamentals; stimuli-responsive polymer gels; polymer gels applied to enzyme and cell immobilization; chitosan-based gels for cancer therapy; natural polymeric and gelling agents; radiation dosimetry; polymeric gels as vehicles for enhanced drug delivery across the skin; transport in and through gel; and polymer gel nanocomposites and functional gels. The book’s extensive and highly topical coverage will appeal to researchers working in a broad range of fields in industry and academia alike.

Smart Nanocontainers

Smart Nanocontainers Book
Author : Phuong Nguyen Tri,Trong-On Do,Tuan Anh Nguyen
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2019-11-08
ISBN : 0128168919
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Smart Nanocontainers explores the fundamental concepts and emerging applications of nanocontainers in biomedicine, pharmaceuticals and smart materials. In pharmaceuticals, nanocontainers have advantages over their micro-counterparts, including more efficient drug detoxification, higher intracellular uptake, better stability, less side effects and higher biocompatibility with tissue and cells. In materials science, such as coating technology, they help by making coatings smarter, stronger and more durable. This important reference will help anyone who wants to learn more on how nanocontainers are used to provide the controlled release of active agents, including their applications in smart coatings, corrosion, drug delivery, diagnosis, agri-food and gas storage. Discusses how the molecular design of nanocarriers can be optimized to increase performance Explores how nanocarriers are being used to produce a new generation of active coatings Explains how nanocarriers are being used to deliver more effective nanoscale drug delivery

The Sol Gel Handbook

The Sol Gel Handbook Book
Author : David Levy,Marcos Zayat
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2015-08-28
ISBN : 352767084X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This comprehensive three-volume handbook brings together a review of the current state together with the latest developments in sol-gel technology to put forward new ideas. The first volume, dedicated to synthesis and shaping, gives an in-depth overview of the wet-chemical processes that constitute the core of the sol-gel method and presents the various pathways for the successful synthesis of inorganic and hybrid organic-inorganic materials, bio- and bio-inspired materials, powders, particles and fibers as well as sol-gel derived thin films, coatings and surfaces. The second volume deals with the mechanical, optical, electrical and magnetic properties of sol-gel derived materials and the methods for their characterization such as diffraction methods and nuclear magnetic resonance, infrared and Raman spectroscopies. The third volume concentrates on the various applications in the fields of membrane science, catalysis, energy research, biomaterials science, biomedicine, photonics and electronics.

Biomedical Applications of Smart Materials

Biomedical Applications of Smart Materials Book
Author : Pietro Vincenzini,Danilo De Rossi
Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Release : 2008-09-02
ISBN : 3038132284
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A collection of 42 peer-reviewed papers which, together, represent an authoritative survey of “Biomedical Applications of Smart Materials”. The papers are grouped under the headings: chapter 1: Advances in smart materials synthesis and functionality; chapter 2: Enabling tools; chapter 3: Medical diagnostic applications; chapter 4: Regenerative medicine and tissue engineering; chapter 5: New therapeutics and intelligent delivery systems; chapter 6: Mini / micro implantable devices; chapter 7: Medical applications of shape memory materials and smart textiles. This special volume has also been published online in the series, “Advances in Science and Technology” Vol. 57.

Chemical Design of Responsive Microgels

Chemical Design of Responsive Microgels Book
Author : Andrij Pich,Walter Richtering
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-10-08
ISBN : 3642163785
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Microgels by Precipitation Polymerization: Synthesis, Characterization, and Functionalization, by A. Pich and W. Richtering * Hydrogels in Miniemulsions, by K. Landfester and A. Musyanovych * Nano- and Microgels Through Addition Reactions of Functional Oligomers and Polymers, by K. Albrecht, M. Moeller, and J. Groll * Synthesis of Microgels by Radiation Methods, by F. Krahl and K.-F. Arndt * Microgels as Nanoreactors: Applications in Catalysis, by N. Welsch, M.s Ballauff, and Y. Lu

Smart Actuation and Sensing Systems

Smart Actuation and Sensing Systems Book
Author : Giovanni Berselli,Rocco Vertechy,Gabriele Vassura
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2012-10-17
ISBN : 9535107984
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The objective of the present book, which tries to summarize in an edited format and in a fairly comprehensive manner, many of the recent technical research accomplishments in the area of Smart Actuators and Smart Sensors, is to combine researchers and scientists from different fields into a single virtual room. The book hence reflects the multicultural nature of the field and will allow the reader to taste and appreciate different points of view, different engineering methods and different tools that must be jointly considered when designing and realizing smart actuation and sensing systems.

Polymer Nanocomposite Based Smart Materials

Polymer Nanocomposite Based Smart Materials Book
Author : Rachid Bouhfid,Abou el Kacem Qaiss,Mohammad Jawaid
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2020-05-19
ISBN : 0081030142
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Polymer Nanocomposite-Based Smart Materials: From Synthesis to Application provides a broad, comprehensive review on all major categories of smart materials and their preparation routes. The main application fields and properties for these diverse types of smart polymer-based composite and nanocomposite materials are also discussed. Chapters on modeling methods and simulation look at the physical or chemical change response that is introduced by the effect of changing environmental conditions such as pH, temperature, mechanical force and light. Written by scholars and experts from around the globe, the book covers key aspects, such as synthesis, processing and applications of polymer and nanocomposite-based smart materials. Features a board range of different polymer nanocomposites-based smart materials Contains coverage of synthesis applications as well as experimental, modeling and theoretical results Includes comprehensive coverage on preparation and testing methods

Smart Polymer Nanocomposites

Smart Polymer Nanocomposites Book
Author : Showkat Ahmad Bhawani,Anish Khan,Mohammad Jawaid
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2020-11-28
ISBN : 0128204354
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Smart Polymer Nanocomposites: Biomedical and Environmental Applications presents the latest information on smart polymers and their promising application in various fields, including their role in delivery systems for drugs, tissue engineering scaffolds, cell culture sports, bioseparation, and sensors or actuator systems. Features detailed information on the preparation, characterization and applications of smart functional polymer composites Covers a broad range of applications in both the biomedical and environmental engineering fields Chapters are written by authors with diverse background expertise from the faculties of chemistry, engineering and the manufacturing industry

Organic Materials as Smart Nanocarriers for Drug Delivery

Organic Materials as Smart Nanocarriers for Drug Delivery Book
Author : Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
Publisher : William Andrew
Release : 2018-03-26
ISBN : 0128136642
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Organic Materials as Smart Nanocarriers for Drug Delivery presents the latest developments in the area of organic frameworks used in pharmaceutical nanotechnology. An up-to-date overview of organic smart nanocarriers is explored, along with the different types of nanocarriers, including polymeric micelles, cyclodextrins, hydrogels, lipid nanoparticles and nanoemlusions. Written by a diverse range of international academics, this book is a valuable reference for researchers in biomaterials, the pharmaceutical industry, and those who want to learn more about the current applications of organic smart nanocarriers. Explores the most recent molecular- and structure-based applications of organic smart nanocarriers in drug delivery Highlights different smart nanocarriers and assesses their intricate organic structural properties for improving drug delivery Assesses how molecular organic frameworks lead to more effective drug delivery systems

Nano Hydrogels

Nano Hydrogels Book
Author : Jiya Jose,Sabu Thomas,Vijay Kumar Thakur
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-01-04
ISBN : 9811571384
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book introduces the reader to important aspects of the nano-hydrogels. It covers the development of hydrogels and their biology, chemistry and properties. Focus is also given to innovative characterization techniques and advances in structural design, with special emphasis on molecular structure, dynamic behavior and structural modifications of hydrogels. This book serves as a consolidated reference work for the diverse aspects of hydrogels, creating a valuable resource for students and researchers in academia and industry.

Chemomechanical Instabilities in Responsive Materials

Chemomechanical Instabilities in Responsive Materials Book
Author : Pierre Borckmans,Patrick de Kepper,Alexei R. Khokhlov,S. Métens
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2009-07-28
ISBN : 9048129931
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The present volume includes most of the material of the invited lectures delivered at the NATO Advanced Study Institute “Morphogenesis through the interplay of nonlinear chemical instabilities and elastic active media” held from 2th to 14th July 2007 at the Institut d’Etudes Scientifiques de Cargèse (http://www.iesc.univ-corse.fr/), in Corsica (France). This traditional place to organize Summer Schools and Workshops in a well equipped secluded location at the border of the Mediterranean sea has, over many years now, earned an increasing deserved reputation. Non-linear dynamics of non equilibrium systems has worked its way into a great number of fields and plays a key role in the understanding of se- organization and emergence phenomena in domains as diverse as chemical reactors, laser physics, fluid dynamics, electronic devices and biological morphogenesis. In the latter case, the viscoelastic properties of tissues are also known to play a key role. The control and formulation of soft responsive or “smart” materials has been a fast growing field of material science, specially in the area of po- mer networks, due to their growing applications in bio-science, chemical sensors, intelligent microfluidic devices, ... . Nature is an important p- vider of active materials whether at the level of tissues or at that of s- cellular structures. As a consequence, the fundamental understanding of the physical mechanisms at play in responsive materials also shines light in the understanding of biological artefacts.

Intelligent Hydrogels in Diagnostics and Therapeutics

Intelligent Hydrogels in Diagnostics and Therapeutics Book
Author : Anujit Ghosal,Ajeet Kaushik
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2020-05-27
ISBN : 1000056104
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores the potential of hydrogels as a multiutility system and their benefits (biocompatibility, degradability, and supporting scaffolds) for a wide range of applications in diagnostics and therapeutics. It also discusses the future prospects and challenges facing hydrogels. A wide variety of smart hydrogels (conducting, stimuli responsive, and others) with possible biomedical applications are elaborated. The book demonstrates the effectiveness of hydrogels in diagnostics of diseases in various in vivo and in vitro environments and highlights the engineering/functionalization of hydrogels for everyday drug dosage as an efficient drug carrier, scaffold, and sensing application. Explores the potential of hydrogels as a multifunctional system and their benefits, particularly for biomedical applications in diagnostics as well as therapeutics. Highlights the designing and engineering of hydrogels for everyday drug dosage and possible functionalization to fabricate an efficient drug carrier. Examines the significance of biopolymer-based hydrogels and their responsiveness in different physiological fluids. Demonstrates the effectiveness of hydrogels in diagnostics of diseases in various in,vivo and in,vitro environments. Presents challenges associated with the hydrogels and discusses possible in-hand modifications at length. Dr. Anujit Ghosal worked in the School of Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. Currently, he is affiliated with the School of Life Sciences, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, PRC. Dr. Ghosal researches in biochemistry, polymer chemistry, and nanotechnology. He has been the recipient of prestigious fellowships throughout his research career. His research ability is proven by his published peer-reviewed research and review articles and contributed book chapters. Dr. Ajeet Kaushik works as an assistant professor of chemistry and is exploring advanced electrochemical sensing systems and nanomedicine for personalized health wellness at the Department of Natural Sciences of the Division of Science, Arts, and Mathematics at Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland, US. He is the recipient of various reputed awards for his service in the area of nanobiotechnology for health care. His excellent research credentials are reflected by his four edited books, 100 international research peer-reviewed publications, and three patents in the area of nanomedicine and smart biosensors for personalized health care.

Microbial Enzymes and Biotechniques

Microbial Enzymes and Biotechniques Book
Author : Pratyoosh Shukla
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-10-09
ISBN : 9811568952
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book compiles the latest research on the multifarious roles of microbial enzymes, and provides an overview of microbial enzymes and biotechnologies. It discusses the use of microbial enzymes in innovative areas like nanomedicine and synthetic biotechnology, as well as the use of starch digesting enzymes and bioactive proteins as biotherapeutics, all of which have applications in modern drug discovery processes. The book also examines the concept of microbial biotransformation and protein engineering, and covers topics such as the immobilization of therapeutic enzymes, bioengineering of enzymes for bioactive compounds, the production of hydrolytic and oxidative enzymes from plant raw materials, and prebiotics and probiotics. Given its multidisciplinary scope, this book will appeal to researchers and industry experts in the fields of microbiology, biotechnology and molecular medicine.

Smart External Stimulus Responsive Nanocarriers for Drug and Gene Delivery

Smart External Stimulus Responsive Nanocarriers for Drug and Gene Delivery Book
Author : Mahdi Karimi,Parham Sahandi Zangabad,Amir Ghasemi,Michael R Hamblin
Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Release : 2015-12-01
ISBN : 1681742020
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The concept of smart drug delivery vehicles involves designing and preparing a nanostructure (or microstructure) that can be loaded with a cargo, this can be a therapeutic drug, a contrast agent for imaging, or a nucleic acid for gene therapy. The nanocarrier serves to protect the cargo from degradation by enzymes in the body, to enhance the solubility of insoluble drugs, to extend the circulation half-life, and to enhance its penetration and accumulation at the target site. Importantly, smart nanocarriers can be designed to be responsive to a specific stimulus, so that the cargo is only released or activated when desired. In this volume we cover smart nanocarriers that respond to externally applied stimuli that usually involve application of physical energy. This physical energy can be applied from outside the body and can either cause cargo release, or can activate the nanostructure to be cytotoxic, or both. The stimuli covered include light of various wavelengths (ultraviolet, visible or infrared), temperature (increased or decreased), magnetic fields (used to externally manipulate nanostructures and to activate them), ultrasound, and electrical and mechanical forces. Finally we discuss the issue of nanotoxicology and the future scope of the field.

Smart Polymers and Their Applications

Smart Polymers and Their Applications Book
Author : Maria Rosa Aguilar,Julio San Román
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2019-02-15
ISBN : 0081024177
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Smart Polymers and Their Applications, Second Edition presents an up-to-date resource of information on the synthesis and properties of different types of smart polymers, including temperature, pH, electro, magnetic and photo-responsive polymers, amongst others. It is an ideal introduction to this field, as well as a review of the latest research in this area. Shape memory polymers, smart polymer hydrogels, and self-healing polymer systems are also explored. In addition, a very strong focus on applications of smart polymers is included for tissue engineering, smart polymer nanocarriers for drug delivery, and the use of smart polymers in medical devices. Additionally, the book covers the use of smart polymers for textile applications, packaging, energy storage, optical data storage, environmental protection, and more. This book is an ideal, technical resource for chemists, chemical engineers, materials scientists, mechanical engineers and other professionals in a range of industries. Includes a significant number of new chapters on smart polymer materials development, as well as new applications development in energy storage, sensors and devices, and environmental protection Provides a multidisciplinary approach to the development of responsive polymers, approaching the subject by the different types of polymer (e.g. temperature-responsive) and its range of applications

Smart Ceramics

Smart Ceramics Book
Author : Ajay Kumar Mishra
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2018-03-05
ISBN : 1351671634
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Recent advances in nanotechnology have paved the way for the development of new smart materials. The term "smart ceramics" refers to ceramic materials fabricated from ultrafine particles. They have attracted the attention of researchers and scientists thanks to their potential to manipulate the length scale in the nanorange, leading to better and some unusual material properties. Smart ceramics ensure control of particle size, surface contamination, and degree of agglomeration. They play a crucial role in challenging applications such as bone surgery (e.g., the development of substitutes for load-bearing bone parts) and in biomedical science, especially in tissue engineering, dental applications, and drug and antigen delivery using modified ceramics. Porous nanostructured ceramics have potential use in both simple and complex applications, such as bioimaging, sensors, paints and pigments, optics, and electronics, because of their surface- and size-dependent properties. For the synthesis of smart ceramics, the sol-gel route has been mainly utilized because of its ability to produce a large variety of compositions and to ensure homogeneous mixing of the constituent particles at low temperature. This book describes the innovations in technologies through the development of functionalized ceramic materials for various applications. It also describes recent and expected challenges, along with their potential solutions, in advanced techniques for the synthesis and characterization of nanostructured ceramics and their composites: bioceramics, bioactive ceramics, multifunctional nanoceramics, transparent ceramics, nanocore shells, nanowires, thin films, nanotubes, and nanorods. The applications include the environment, health care, electrochemical sensors, high-temperature superconductors, nuclear reactor fuels, electrical insulators, refractory materials, electrical transformers, and magnetic core memory. The book will benefit researchers, scientists, engineers, and technologists working in the industry and in national and international research laboratories; academics who are interested in traditional and advanced smart ceramic composites; and students pursuing their postgraduate, graduate, and undergraduate degrees in smart ceramics, nanomaterials, nanoscience, and engineering.