Accession Number:

ADA566590

Title:

Characteristics and Functionalities of Natural and Bioinspired Nanomaterials

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis

Corporate Author:

TENNESSEE UNIV KNOXVILLE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

204.0

Abstract:

Green nanoscience is a rapidly emerging field that aims to achieve the maximum performance and benefits from nanotechnology, while minimizing the impact on the environment. In this study, several methods for the green nanomanufacturing of biomedically important nanomaterials, specifically through the use of natural plants, have been extensively investigated. It was found that natural nanomaterials are inherent within plants, and can be further manipulated for potential biomedical applications. In addition, the metabolites and reductive capacity of plant extracts can be used to synthesize metallic nanoparticles with advantages over semi-conductor based nanomaterials.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE