Nanoporous materials: an overview

Lu, G. Q. and Zhao, X. S. (2004). Nanoporous materials: an overview. In G. Q. Lu and X. S. Zhao (Ed.), Nanoporous Materials: Science and Engineering (pp. 1-13) United Kingdom: Imperial College Press.

Author Lu, G. Q.
Zhao, X. S.
Title of chapter Nanoporous materials: an overview
Title of book Nanoporous Materials: Science and Engineering
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Imperial College Press
Publication Year 2004
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Series Series on Chemical Engineering
ISBN 1860942105
Editor G. Q. Lu
X. S. Zhao
Volume number 4
Chapter number 1
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Total chapters 28
Collection year 2004
Subjects 291899 Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified
620499 Primary plant products not elsewhere classified
Formatted Abstract/Summary
In recent years, nanomaterials have been a core focus of nanoscience and nanotechnology - which is an ever-growing multidisciplinary field ofstudy attracting tremendous interest, investment and effort in research and development around the world. Nanoporous materials as a subset of nanostructured materials possess unique surface, structural, and bulk properties that underline their important uses in various fields such as ionexchange, separation, catalysis, sensor, biological molecular isolation and purifications. Nanoporous materials are also of scientific and technological importance because of their vast ability to adsorb and interact with atoms, ions and molecules on their large interior surfaces and in the nanometer sized pore space. They offer new opportunities in areas of inclusion chemistry, guest-host synthesis and molecular manipulations and reactionin the nanoscale for making nanoparticles, nanowires and other quantum nanostructures.

To provide a comprehensive overview of the area of nanoporous materials, this chapter will begin with a brief introduction to nanoscience and nanotechnology, and the importance of nanomaterials. The basic concepts and definitions in relation to porous materials and nanoporousmaterials will be given to understand the context of nanoporous materials.Following this introduction, a systematical classification of the types andscope of nanoporous materials will be presented. The properties and their characterisation and measurement methods will be briefly described before major applications in various fields are reviewed. Finally in this chapter,key scientific and engineering issues and future directions are identified as challenges and opportunities to researchers in this field.
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