Carbon Nanotubes - Angels or Demons?
by Silvana Fiorito (Università degli studi di Roma la Sapienza, Italy)
Hardback 164 pages 2008-05-01 Print ISBN: 9789814241014 eBook ISBN: 9789814241151 DOI: 10.4032/9789814241151
List price : $119.95
"This book is a must for every materials scientist and all those who appreciate rational answers to questions they might not dare to ask."
Prof. Marie-Louise Saboungi - Centre de Recherche sur la Matière Divisée, France
"Carbon Nanotubes: Angels or Demons? represents a soft touch of the most updated topics concerning nanotechnology ... Every aspect is presented in an almost holistic and very promising effort."
Prof. Giorgia Pastorin - National University of Singapore, Singapore
"Finally, a book that gathered the latest and most contrasted information on toxicity of carbon nanotubes."
Prof. Isabel Obieta - Inasmet-Tecnalia, Spain
The field of C-nanoparticles toxicity is, at present, fragmented and contradictory, oscillating between enthusiastic raptures and bitter disappointments. This important book presents an overall, unitary view of the carbon nanoparticle world, in which both the positive and negative aspects of these recently discovered nanomaterials are critically described and elucidated.
The book provides an exhaustive account of C-nanotubes toxicity, mechanisms of toxicity and biocompatibility towards human and animal organisms as well as the entire biological environment. The detailed description of the physicochemical properties of these nano-objects will help facilitate discussion on their future applications in the biomedical field.
This book is unique in its understanding, interpretation and analysis of the mechanisms related to the physicochemical behavior of C-nanotubes, as its aims is to let readers be in contact with C-nanoparticles in order for them to benefit from the many advantages these nanostructures can offer in the aforesaid field. Contributors include experts in the study of materials biocompatibility and toxicity, mainly because the book concerns carbon-nanoparticles toxicity.
|1||Chapter 1: Carbon Nanotubes: A Basic Description|
|19||Chapter 2: Applications in Mechanics and Sensors|
|35||Chapter 3: Applications in Biology and Medicine|
Guido Rasi and Claudia Matteucci
|61||Chapter 4: Carbon Nanotubes: Applications for Medical Devices|
|105||Chapter 5: Toxicity of Carbon-Nanotubes|
|127||Chapter 6: Mechanisms of Toxicity of Carbon Nanotubes|
Silvana Fiorito and Annalucia Serafino
|137||Chapter 7: Conclusions|
Academics, postgraduate students, researchers and scientists in nanomaterials and nanostructures.
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