Introduction to Nanomaterials

  • Zishan H. KhanEmail author
  • Avshish Kumar
  • Samina Husain
  • M. Husain
Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 79)


The applications of nanomaterials have been enormous, which not only encompasses a single discipline but it stretches across the whole spectrum of science right from agricultural science to space technology. New approaches to synthesize nanomaterials in order to design new devices and processes are being developed and the techniques of fabrication of nanomaterials involve analyzing and controlling the matter at atomic scales. This fascinating research field has started a new era of integration of basic research and advanced technology at the atomic scale which has a potential to bring the technological innovations at highest level. The rudimentary capabilities of nanomaterials today are envisioned to evolve in our overlapping generations of nanotechnology products: passive nanostructures, active nanostructures, systems of nanosystems, and molecular nanosystems. This chapter presents the basic introduction to nanomaterials and their popular applications.


Nanomaterials Fullerene Carbon nanotubes Graphene Nanodiamond ZnO nanostructures 


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  • Zishan H. Khan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Avshish Kumar
    • 2
  • Samina Husain
    • 2
  • M. Husain
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Applied Sciences and HumanitiesJamia Millia IslamiaNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Center for Nanoscience and NanotechnologyJamia Millia IslamiaNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.MJP Rohilkhand UniversityBareillyIndia

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