Nanoparticle Therapeutics

Nanoparticle Therapeutics
Author: Prashant Kesharwani,Kamalinder K. Singh
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2021-11-06
ISBN: 0128209186
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanoparticle Therapeutics Book Excerpt:

Nanoparticle therapeutics: Production Technologies, Types of Nanoparticles, and Regulatory Aspects employs unique principles for applications in cell-based therapeutics, diagnostics and mechanistics for the study of organ physiology, disease etiology and drug screening of advanced nanoparticles and nanomaterials. The book focuses on the extrapolation of bioengineering tools in the domain of nanotechnology and nanoparticles therapeutics, fabrication, characterization and drug delivery aspects. It acquaints scientists and researchers on the experiential and experimental aspects of nanoparticles and nanotechnology to equip their rational application in various fields, especially in differential diagnoses and in the treatment of diverse diseased states. This complete resource provides a holistic understanding of the principle behind formation, characterization, applications, regulations and toxicity of nanoparticles employing myriad principles of nanotechnology. Investigators, pharmaceutical researchers, and advanced students working on technology advancement in the areas of designing targeted therapies, nanoscale imaging systems and diagnostic modalities in human diseases where nanoparticles can be used as a critical tool for technology advancement in drug delivery systems will find this book useful. Brings together the novel applications of nanotechnology in biological fields Explores perspectives on technologies through highly organized tables, illustrative figures and flow charts Addresses key multidisciplinary challenges faced by nanotechnologists to foster collaboration among biologists, chemists, physicists, engineers and clinicians

Polymeric Nanoparticles as a Promising Tool for Anti cancer Therapeutics

Polymeric Nanoparticles as a Promising Tool for Anti cancer Therapeutics
Author: Prashant Kesharwani,Kishore M. Paknikar,Virendra Gajbhiye
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-07-08
ISBN: 0128173319
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymeric Nanoparticles as a Promising Tool for Anti cancer Therapeutics Book Excerpt:

Polymeric Nanoparticles as Promising Tool for Anti-cancer Therapeutics provides an understanding of polymeric compounds and their use in cancer therapies. The book begins by giving an overview of the current status, future challenges and potential utilization of polymeric nanoparticles. It then covers specific polymeric nanoparticles through contributions from world-renowned experts and researchers. Chapters examine specific polymeric nanoparticles, their development as potential targeted delivery systems, and cancer characteristics that can be targeted for therapy development. The book synthesizes current research trends in the field, thus enhancing existing knowledge of nanomedicine, drug delivery and therapeutic intervention strategies in human cancers. Users will find this to be an ideal reference for research scientists and those in the pharmaceutical and medical fields who are working to develop novel cancer therapies using nanoparticle-based delivery systems. Explores the development of polymeric nanoparticle systems for the purpose of cancer therapy Presents thoroughly analyzed data and results regarding the usage of polymeric nanoparticles-based platforms for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer Highlights various cancer characteristics that can be targeted for therapeutic development using polymeric nanoparticles

Nanoparticles for Therapeutic Applications

Nanoparticles for Therapeutic Applications
Author: Madhuri Sharon
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2022-07-15
ISBN: 1119764181
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanoparticles for Therapeutic Applications Book Excerpt:

NANOPARTICLES FOR THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS The main goal of this book is to provide information on theranostic applications of various nanomaterials for different diseases with self-explanatory illustrations and fundamental descriptions of a plethora of properties of molecular traits. The author has written a fascinating book on research topics and fundamentals in the cross-disciplinary area of nanotechnology and bioscience in which she successfully fuses otherwise divergent research topics of this rapidly emerging area. The book deals with the use of nanomaterials for combatting various diseases and disorders of the human body. The three chapters of the first part of this book deal with the areas in which nanotechnology has contributed to nanomedicine. In the second part, different disorders like cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, genetic diseases, infectious diseases, cardiovascular disorders, eye, dentistry, bone, and cartilage-affecting diseases are discussed. In the chapters related to a disease or disorder of a particular organ, a basic brief introduction to them is given as well. Audience The book will be read by researchers, scientists, and graduate students in biotechnology, nanotechnology, materials science, and nanomedicine/biomedicine.

Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery Applications

Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery Applications
Author: Sonke Svenson,Robert K. Prud'homme
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2012-02-22
ISBN: 1461423058
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery Applications Book Excerpt:

This book clearly demonstrates the progression of nanoparticle therapeutics from basic research to applications. This book, unlike others covering nanoparticles used in medical applications, presents the medical challenges that can be reduced or even overcome by recent advances in nanoscale drug delivery. Each chapter highlights recent progress in the design and engineering of select multifunctional nanoparticles with topics covering targeting, imaging, delivery, diagnostics, and therapy.

Nanoparticle Based Drug Delivery in Cancer Treatment

Nanoparticle Based Drug Delivery in Cancer Treatment
Author: Loutfy H. Madkour
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2022-03-03
ISBN: 100053216X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanoparticle Based Drug Delivery in Cancer Treatment Book Excerpt:

The careful choice of nanoparticles as targets and in drug delivery routes enhances therapeutic efficacy in cancer. Nanoparticle-Based Drug Delivery in Cancer Treatment discusses nanotechnological developments of interfering RNA-based nanoparticles, delivery vehicles, and validated therapeutic RNAi–molecular target interactions and explains the results of clinical and preclinical trials. The book also gives strategies for universal methods of constructing hybrid organic–inorganic nanomaterials that can be widely applied in the biomedical field. Key Features: Reviews recent advances of nanoparticle-mediated siRNA delivery systems and their application in clinical trials for cancer therapy Focuses on material platforms that establish NPs and both localized and controlled gene silencing Emphasizes the most promising systems for clinical application Surveys progress in nanoparticle-based nanomedicine in cancer treatment Describes the most advanced of the nonviral nanocarriers for delivery of oligonucleotides to malignant blood cancer cells This book is a valuable resource for researchers, professors, and students researching drug delivery, gene carriers, cancer therapy, nanotechnology, and nanomaterials.

Cellular and Molecular Toxicology of Nanoparticles

Cellular and Molecular Toxicology of Nanoparticles
Author: Quaiser Saquib,Mohammad Faisal,Abdulaziz A. Al-Khedhairy,Abdulrahman A. Alatar
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2018-02-16
ISBN: 3319720414
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cellular and Molecular Toxicology of Nanoparticles Book Excerpt:

This edited book is a compilation of findings on the molecular and cellular toxicity of nanoparticles (NPs) in animal cell, human cells, invertebrates. The varied selection of test models will provide better understanding about the horizon of NPs toxicity. Interaction of NPs with cells and its organelles can induce toxicological consequences, including transcriptional and translational alterations, DNA damage, cytotoxicity, oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction and cell death. NPs can get internalized in cells through phagocytosis, macropinocytosis, receptor-mediated endocytosis and passive penetration, which can affect varied cell types. Readers will be benefited with the compilations on basic and molecular facet of NPs toxicity. The chapters will provide a comprehensive information on the state-of-the-art methodologies. The application of toxicogenomic approaches, which is already established in nanotoxicology, has been given special consideration to unravel the toxicodynamics of nanomaterials. Among these approaches, the high-throughput RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq), which is able to build a complete map of transcriptome across different cell types and perturbations upon NPs exposure has been included. The readers are also introduced to the less studied topic on the adsorption of biomolecules (mainly proteins) on the NPs surface, constituting the so-called “biomolecular corona”. The book has been designed for scientists engaged in NPs toxicity research. Nonetheless, it should be of interest to a variety of scientific disciplines including marine biology, environmental pollution, genetics, pharmacology, medicine, drug and food material sciences, consumer products. Also, the compilations will be of interest to the environmental watchdogs, federal regulators, risk assessors and the policy makers.

Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Design of Nanostructures for Versatile Therapeutic Applications

Design of Nanostructures for Versatile Therapeutic Applications
Author: Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 690
Release: 2018-02-03
ISBN: 0128136685
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design of Nanostructures for Versatile Therapeutic Applications Book Excerpt:

Design of Nanostructures for Versatile Therapeutic Applications focuses on antimicrobial, antioxidant and nutraceutical applications of nanostructured materials. Many books discuss these subjects, but not from a pharmaceutical point-of-view. This book covers novel approaches related to the modulation of microbial biofilms, antimicrobial therapy and encapsulate polyphenols as antioxidants. Written by an internationally diverse group of academics, this book is an important reference resource for researchers, both in biomaterials science and the pharmaceutical industry. Assesses the most recently developed nanostructures that have potential antimicrobial properties, explaining their novel mechanical aspects Shows how nanoantibiotics can be used to more effectively treat disease Provides a cogent summary of recent developments in nanoantimicrobial discovery, allowing readers to quickly familiarize themselves with the topic

Therapeutic RNA Nanotechnology

Therapeutic RNA Nanotechnology
Author: Kirill A. Afonin,Morgan Chandler
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1228
Release: 2021-07-22
ISBN: 1000263177
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Therapeutic RNA Nanotechnology Book Excerpt:

This collection of research articles and reviews covers the latest work in the design, delivery, dynamic abilities, and immune stimulation of RNA nanoparticles which have driven the utilization of their immunomodulatory properties. The unknown immune properties of nucleic acid nanoparticles have been a major hurdle in their adaptation until the works herein began assessing their structure-activity relationships. This collection chronologically follows the path of investigating the recognition of design components to implementing them into nucleic acid nanostructures. RNA nanotechnology is an emerging platform for therapeutics with increasing clinical relevance as this approach becomes more widely used and approved for the treatment of various diseases. The latest research aims to take advantage of RNA’s modular nature for the design of nanostructures which can interact with their environments to communicate programmed messages with intracellular pathways. In doing so, nanoparticles can be used to elicit or elude responses by the immune system as desired in conjunction with their therapeutic applications.

Adverse Effects of Engineered Nanomaterials

Adverse Effects of Engineered Nanomaterials
Author: Bengt Fadeel,Antonio Pietroiusti,Anna A. Shvedova
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2012-01-27
ISBN: 0123869404
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adverse Effects of Engineered Nanomaterials Book Excerpt:

An essential reference that discusses occupational exposure and the adverse health effects of engineered nanomaterials and highlights current and future biomedical applications of these nanomaterials in relation to nanosafety. Multi-authored book written by leading US and European experts on nanotoxicology and nanomedicine Discusses the health implications and a clinical translation of experimental data in this area Takes a schematic, non-exhaustive approach to summarize the most important research data in this field Includes a glossary, with a brief explanation of the term and with a reference to where the term or phrase has been used will be included within the book

Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research Hematology

Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research  Hematology
Author: Atta-ur-Rahman
Publsiher: Bentham Science Publishers
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN: 1681081814
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research Hematology Book Excerpt:

Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research - Hematology is an eBook series that brings updated reviews to readers interested in learning about advances in the development of pharmaceutical agents for the treatment of hematological disorders. The scope of the eBo

Metal Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery and Diagnostic Applications

Metal Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery and Diagnostic Applications
Author: Muhammad Raza Shah,Muhammad Imran,Shafi Ullah
Publsiher: Micro & Nano Technologies
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2019-10-22
ISBN: 0128169605
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metal Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery and Diagnostic Applications Book Excerpt:

Metal Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery and Diagnostic Applications addresses the lifecycle of metal nanoparticles, from synthesis and characterization, to applications in drug delivery and targeting. It is an important resource for those in biomaterials, nanomedicine and pharmaceutical sciences, exploring gold, silver and iron-based drug delivery systems for controlled and targeted delivery of potential drugs and genes for enhanced clinical efficacy. Nanotechnology is widely used in drug delivery due to its ability to reduce plasma fluctuation of drugs, high solubility, and efficiency, the relatively low cost of nanoscale products, and enhancement of patient comfort, hence this resource is a welcome edition to the science. Illustrates the progression of nanoparticle therapeutics from basic research to applications Explores new opportunities and ideas for developing and improving technologies in nanomedicine and nanobiology Discusses the toxicity of different types of metal nanoparticles and how to ensure their safe use

Model Organisms to Study Biological Activities and Toxicity of Nanoparticles

Model Organisms to Study Biological Activities and Toxicity of Nanoparticles
Author: Busi Siddhardha,Madhu Dyavaiah,Kaviyarasu Kasinathan
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2020-03-28
ISBN: 9811517029
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Model Organisms to Study Biological Activities and Toxicity of Nanoparticles Book Excerpt:

This book provides a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art applications of nanotechnology in biology and medicine, as well as model organisms that can help us understand the biological activity and associated toxicity of nanoparticles, and devise strategies to minimize toxicity and enhance therapies. Thanks to their high surface-to-volume ratio, nanoparticles are characterized by excellent biocompatibility and bioavailability, a high therapeutic index, and relatively low toxicity, which has led to their widespread application in the early diagnosis of diseases, comprehensive monitoring of disease progression, and improved therapeutics. The book also explores nanoparticle-based insecticides and their mechanisms of action, and provides a comparative analysis of the various model organisms that are used to understand the biological properties of nanoparticles. Further, it describes various in-vivo models that yield important insights into nanomaterial-mediated toxicity, promoting the optimal utilization of nanoparticles. In closing, the book discusses future perspectives and regulatory issues concerning the use of nanomaterials in translational research.

RNA Nanotechnology and Therapeutics

RNA Nanotechnology and Therapeutics
Author: Peixuan Guo,Kirill A. Afonin
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 644
Release: 2022-07-18
ISBN: 100055273X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

RNA Nanotechnology and Therapeutics Book Excerpt:

Interest in RNA nanotechnology has increased in recent years as recognition of its potential for applications in nanomedicine has grown. Edited by the world's foremost experts in nanomedicine, this comprehensive, state-of-the-art reference details the latest research developments and challenges in the biophysical and single molecule approaches in RNA nanotechnology. In addition, the text also provides in-depth discussions of RNA structure for nanoparticle construction, RNA computation and modeling, single molecule imaging of RNA, RNA nanoparticle assembly, RNA nanoparticles in therapeutics, immunorecognition of RNA nanomaterials, RNA chemistry for nanoparticle synthesis, and conjugation and labeling. Presents the latest research and discoveries in RNA nanotechnology Features contributions from world-class experts in the field Covers RNA nanoparticles in therapeutics Describes self-assembled RNA nanoparticles

Nanostructured Polymer Composites for Biomedical Applications

Nanostructured Polymer Composites for Biomedical Applications
Author: Sarat Kumar Swain,Mohammad Jawaid
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2019-06-15
ISBN: 0128168927
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanostructured Polymer Composites for Biomedical Applications Book Excerpt:

Nanostructured Polymer Composites for Biomedical Applications addresses the challenges researchers face regarding the creation of nanostructured polymer composites that not only have superior performance and mechanical properties, but also have acceptable biological function. This book discusses current efforts to meet this challenge by discussing the multidisciplinary nature of nanostructured polymer composite biomaterials from various fields, including materials science, polymer science, biomedical engineering and biomedicine. This compilation of existing knowledge will lead to the generation of new terminology and definitions across individual disciplines. As such, this book will help researchers and engineers develop new products and devices for use in effective medical treatment. Summarizes the most recent strategies to develop nanostructured polymer composite biomaterials for biomedicine Outlines the major preparation and characterization techniques for a range of polymer nanocomposites used in biomedicine Explores the design of new types of nanostructured polymer composites for applications in drug delivery, tissue engineering, gene therapy and bone replacement

Nanoparticle Mediated Immunotherapy

Nanoparticle Mediated Immunotherapy
Author: Tuan Vo-Dinh
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2021
ISBN: 3030783383
Category: Biophysics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanoparticle Mediated Immunotherapy Book Excerpt:

This book is intended to serve as an authoritative reference source for a broad audience involved in the research, teaching, learning, and practice of nanotechnology in immunotherapy. The combination of nanotechnology and immunotherapy is recognized as a promising treatment modality. In particular, the use of nanoparticles in immunotherapy has attracted increased attention for their unique efficacy and specificity in cancer treatment. A wide variety of nanoparticles, such as polymeric and liposomal nanosystems, carbon nanotubes, and gold nanoparticles have provided important nanoplatforms for immunotherapeutic approaches. They have been shown to improve delivery and efficacy of immunotherapeutic agents such as vaccines or adjuvants. Nanoparticle-mediated thermal therapy has demonstrated the effectiveness for precise tumor cell ablation, radio-sensitization of hypoxic regions, enhancement of drug delivery, activation of thermosensitive agents, and enhancement of the immune system. Plasmonic nanoparticles are a special type of metallic nanoparticles that has received great interest due to their enhanced optical and electromagnetic properties and their superior capacity to convert photon energy into heat for selective photothermal therapy at the nanoscale level. Nanoparticle sizes can also be controlled such that they accumulate preferentially in tumors due to the enhanced permeability and retention effect of tumor vasculature. Various nanosystems such as gold nanoparticles have also been shown to stimulate the immune system. Immunotherapies could thus synergistically benefit from the combination with targeted nanoparticle-mediated photothermal therapies, especially when hyperthermia around immune-checkpoint inhibitors in the tumor bed is combined with precise thermal ablation of cancer cells. Of great importance is the possibility that such an approach can induce long-term immunological memory that can provide protection against tumor recurrence long after treatment of the initial tumors, like an anticancer vaccine. Nanoparticle-mediated immunotherapy could lead to an entirely new treatment paradigm that challenges traditional surgical resection approaches for many cancers and metastases.

Nanotechnology Research Directions for Societal Needs in 2020

Nanotechnology Research Directions for Societal Needs in 2020
Author: Mihail C. Roco,Chad A. Mirkin,Mark C. Hersam
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 690
Release: 2011-06-17
ISBN: 9400711689
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology Research Directions for Societal Needs in 2020 Book Excerpt:

This volume presents a comprehensive perspective on the global scientific, technological, and societal impact of nanotechnology since 2000, and explores the opportunities and research directions in the next decade to 2020. The vision for the future of nanotechnology presented here draws on scientific insights from U.S. experts in the field, examinations of lessons learned, and international perspectives shared by participants from 35 countries in a series of high-level workshops organized by Mike Roco of the National Science Foundation (NSF), along with a team of American co-hosts that includes Chad Mirkin, Mark Hersam, Evelyn Hu, and several other eminent U.S. scientists. The study performed in support of the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) aims to redefine the R&D goals for nanoscale science and engineering integration and to establish nanotechnology as a general-purpose technology in the next decade. It intends to provide decision makers in academia, industry, and government with a nanotechnology community perspective of productive and responsible paths forward for nanotechnology R&D.

Handbook of Oxidative Stress in Cancer Therapeutic Aspects

Handbook of Oxidative Stress in Cancer  Therapeutic Aspects
Author: Sajal Chakraborti
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 4076
Release: 2022-09-28
ISBN: 9811654220
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Oxidative Stress in Cancer Therapeutic Aspects Book Excerpt:

This reference book, which is the second volume of Targeting Oxidative Stress in Cancer, explores oxidative stress as the potential therapeutic target for cancer therapy. The initial chapters discuss the molecular mechanisms of oxidative stress and its effects on different signaling pathways. Subsequently, the sections examine the impact of redox signaling on tumor cell proliferation and consider the therapeutic potential of dietary phytochemicals and nutraceuticals in reactive oxygen species (ROS)-induced cancer. In turn, it examines the evidence supporting the use of Vitamin C in cancer management, before presenting various synthetic and natural compounds that have therapeutic implications for oxidative stress-induced cancer. It also explores the correlation between non-coding RNA and oxidative stress. Furthermore, the book summarizes the role of stem cells in ROS-induced cancer therapy and reviews the therapeutic applications of nanoparticles to alter redox haemostasis in cancer cells. Lastly, it explores heat-shock proteins, ubiquitin ligases, and probiotics as potential therapeutic agents in ROS-mediated cancer. This book is a useful resource for basic and translational scientists as well as clinicians interested in the field of oxidative stress and cancer therapy. ​

Novel Approaches for Cancer Therapy

Novel Approaches for Cancer Therapy
Author: Zane Barak Starkewolfe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014
ISBN: 9781321023121
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Approaches for Cancer Therapy Book Excerpt:

This work explores the interaction of X-rays with nanomaterials and examines applications of this interaction for the treatment of cancer. The absorption of X-rays by nanomaterials and the mechanism by which these structures induce the production of radicals is studied. Using nanoparticles of various materials and sizes, we elucidate a mechanism of the interactions between the nanoparticles and the X-ray radiation-generated radical species. We measured the enhanced generation of radicals by nanomaterials irradiated with X-ray-radiation and termed this Nanoparticle Enhanced X-ray Therapy (NEXT). Using this approach we measure an increase in cell death employing various sizes and types of nanoparticles under X-ray radiation. While the enhancement of this cell death has a promising application potential for cancer therapy, the overall benefit will be determined by the overall X-ray absorption and the number of generated radical species. Utilizing the mechanism for radical generation by nanomaterials under X-ray radiation, we devised a novel approach for X-ray Enabled Nanochemistry (XEN) that allows for chemical reactions to take place only on the surface of nanomaterials. These location specific reactions are induced and enhanced by X-ray radiation. Using an approach called X-ray Triggered Chemotherapy (XTC), cancer drug molecules were attached to the oligonucleotide strands bound to the surface of gold nanoparticles and the applications of these nanoparticle drug carriers is explored for the treatment of cancer. In breast cancer cells, we observed an increase in cancer cell death using the XTC approach as compared with the use of either X-ray radiation or chemotherapy alone. We find that nanomaterials can enhance the efficacy of X-rays in cancer treatment and that nanomaterials under X-ray radiation can be used for the remote activation of otherwise dormant cancer drugs at the tumor site.

Nanotechnology Characterization Tools for Environment Health and Safety

Nanotechnology Characterization Tools for Environment  Health  and Safety
Author: Challa S.S.R. Kumar
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2019-11-21
ISBN: 3662596008
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology Characterization Tools for Environment Health and Safety Book Excerpt:

Tenth volume of a 40 volume series on nanoscience and nanotechnology, edited by the renowned scientist Challa S.S.R. Kumar. This handbook gives a comprehensive overview about Nanotechnology Characterization Tools for Environment, Health, and Safety. Modern applications and state-of-the-art techniques are covered and make this volume an essential reading for research scientists in academia and industry.