From the Foreword, written by legendary nano pioneer M. Meyyappan, Chief Scientist for Exploration Technology NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, USA:
“…there is critical need for a book to summarize the status of the field but more importantly to lay out the principles behind the technology. This is what Professor Arvind Agarwal and his co-workers … have done here.“
Carbon Nanotubes: Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites reflects the authors’ desire to share the benefits of nanotechnology with the masses by developing metal matrix carbon nanotube (MM-CNT) composites for large-scale applications. Multiwall carbon nanotubes can now be produced on a large scale and at a significantly reduced cost. The book explores potential applications and applies the author’s own research to highlight critical developmental issues for different MM-CNT composites—and then outline novel solutions.
A multidisciplinary approach that elucidates contrasting requirements of materials in their interfaces with the biological environment
Biomaterials can generally be produced either in nature or synthesized in the laboratory using a variety of chemical approaches utilizing metallic components or ceramics. They are used every day in dental applications, surgery, and drug delivery in which they perform, augment, or replace a natural function. Taking into account the complex interactions that occur at the interface when a synthetic material is inserted into a living system, Biosurfaces: A Materials Science and Engineering Perspective aims to gear students, scientists, researchers and other experts in the field with the tools to design effective biomaterials.