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Nanostructured materials are materials with a microstructure that is typically less than 10 nanometers in length. The properties of nanostructured materials deviate from those of single crystals and glasses with the same average chemical composition. This deviation results from the reduced size and/or dimensionality of the nanometer-sized crystallites as well as from the numerous interfaces between adjacent crystallites. Nanostructures covers the main concepts and fundamentals of nanoscience emphasizing characteristics and properties of numerous nanostructures.
This book will be an important reference source for early-career researchers and practicing materials scientists and engineers seeking a focused overview of the science of nanostructures and nanostructured systems, and their industrial applications.
- Presents an accessible overview of the science behind, and industrial uses of, nanostructures, giving materials scientists and engineers an understanding of how using nanostructures may increase material performance
- Includes a thorough theoretical explanation of the science of nanostructures in order to help readers explore how they could best be utilized in practice
- Features an analysis of different nanostructured systems, explaining their properties and industrial applications