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Titanate and Titania Nanotubes: Synthesis Authors: Dmitry V Bavykin, Frank C Walsh

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26 Nov 2009
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This exciting new book is a unique compilation of data from a wide range of chemical and spectroscopic instrumentation and the integration of nanostructure characterisation drawn from physical, chemical, electrochemical, spectroscopic and electron microscopic measurements. It fills a gap in the current nanomaterials literature by documenting the latest research from scientific journals and patent literature to provide a concise yet balanced and integrated treatment of an interesting topic: titanium oxide nanostructures within the emerging fashionable area of nanomaterials. Of particular interest are the following key chapters: * Modification and Coating Techniques - provides a unique summary and discussion of available techniques to coat surfaces with nanostructured materials * Chemical Properties - relates structure to surface chemistry and hence applications * Structural and Physical Properties - reviews the relationship between nanostructure and physical properties providing a basis for the rationalisation of applications The book, a valuable reference point, is aimed at professionals, postgraduates and industrial research workers in nanomaterials. Readers will gain a knowledge of the methods for synthesising nanomaterials as well as an understanding of their structure and resulting physical characteristics and a knowledge of their (existing and potential) applications.

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Dr Dmitry Bavykin has over 10 years experience of academic aspects of physico-chemical properties of nanostructured materials including photochemistry, photophysics and catalysis. He received an MSc (Chemistry) at Novosibirsk State University in 1995 and a PhD (Chemical Engineering) at Boreskov's Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk in 1998. He was awarded a NATO/Royal Society Fellowship in 2002 to study the preparation, characterisation and application of titanium dioxide nanotubes in electrochemistry and catalysis at the University of Bath. Currently, he is a Lecturer in the School of Engineering Sciences at the University of Southampton. His major area of interest is the application of novel, nanostructured materials to renewable energy problems. Professor Frank Walsh has over 30 years experience of academic and industrial aspects of electrochemical materials and processes and he is the author of over 250 papers and three books in the areas of electrochemistry and electrochemical engineering. He holds the degrees of BSc in Applied Chemistry (Portsmouth), MSc in Materials Protection (UMIST/Loughborough) and a PhD on electrodeposition of high surface area (powder) materials from Loughborough University, UK. Professor Walsh is a chartered and registered European Engineer, an international consultant and he leads a research group in electrochemical engineering. Previous positions include Business Development Director (Science) at the University of Portsmouth and Head of the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Bath. He is currently Professor in Electrochemical Engineering at the University of Southampton and takes a particular interest in fuel cells, surface engineering and nanomaterials as electrode structures.