Silver Nanoparticles and Its Polymer Nanocomposites—Synthesis, Optimization, Biomedical Usage, and Its Various Applications

  • Kishor Kumar SadasivuniEmail author
  • Sunita Rattan
  • Sadiya Waseem
  • Snehal Kargirwar Brahme
  • Subhash B. Kondawar
  • S. Ghosh
  • A. P. Das
  • Pritam Kisore Chakraborty
  • Jaideep Adhikari
  • Prosenjit Saha
  • Payal Mazumdar
Part of the Lecture Notes in Bioengineering book series (LNBE)


Nanomaterials have emerged as an extremely valuable asset in the world of material science. It’s unique, and substantial properties lurk scientist all over the world into incorporating them in various material synthesis. Composites are yet another powerful tool for the development of specific material according to our needs. Fusion of the above-mentioned two mighty tools results in birth of a whole new domain called nanocomposites. This unit provides details about different aspects of nanomaterials, composites, and their categories. This chapter talks thoroughly about the basics behind the various synthesis process involved along with optimization of various parameters related to fabrication of such nanocomposites. Among the pool of nanocomposites, silver nanoparticles and the composites based on these particles have harnessed much attention because of the striking properties of Ag nanoparticles like high electrical and thermal conductivity, chemical stability, catalytic activities, antimicrobial properties, nonlinear optical behavior, and surface-enhanced Raman scattering. Synthesis and development of AgNPs in the literature have been mentioned, and techniques have been reviewed. Detailed discussions based on each individual property have also been carried out along with exploring the applications in numerous varied fields.


Nanomaterials Composites Nanocomposites Ag nanoparticles Biomedical Applications 



This publication was partially made possible by UREP grant 23-116-2-041 from Qatar National Research Fund (a member of Qatar Foundation). The statements made herein are solely the responsibility of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sunita Rattan
    • 2
  • Sadiya Waseem
    • 3
  • Snehal Kargirwar Brahme
    • 4
  • Subhash B. Kondawar
    • 5
  • S. Ghosh
    • 6
  • A. P. Das
    • 7
  • Pritam Kisore Chakraborty
    • 8
  • Jaideep Adhikari
    • 8
  • Prosenjit Saha
    • 9
  • Payal Mazumdar
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Advanced Materials, Qatar UniversityDohaQatar
  2. 2.Amity Institute of Applied SciencesAmity UniversityNoidaIndia
  3. 3.Advanced Carbon Products, CSIR-NPLNew DelhiIndia
  4. 4.Department of Humanities and Applied ScienceSIES Graduate School of TechnologyNavi MumbaiIndia
  5. 5.Department of PhysicsRashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur UniversityNagpurIndia
  6. 6.Bioengineering & Biomineral Processing LaboratoryCentre for Biotechnology, Siksha O Anusandhan UniversityBhubaneswarIndia
  7. 7.Department of Chemical and Polymer EngineeringTripura Central UniversitySuryamanigarIndia
  8. 8.Dr. M.N. Dastur School of Materials Science and EngineeringIndian Institute of Engineering Science and TechnologyShibpur, HowrahIndia
  9. 9.Materials Science Centre, IIT KharagpurKharagpurIndia

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