Piezoelectric Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications

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Gianni Ciofani, Arianna Menciassi
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 31, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 250 pages
Nanoscale structures and materials have been explored in many biological applications because of their novel and impressive physical and chemical properties. Such properties allow remarkable opportunities to study and interact with complex biological processes. This book analyses the state of the art of piezoelectric nanomaterials and introduces their applications in the biomedical field. Despite their impressive potentials, piezoelectric materials have not yet received significant attention for bio-applications. This book shows that the exploitation of piezoelectric nanoparticles in nanomedicine is possible and realistic, and their impressive physical properties can be useful for several applications, ranging from sensors and transducers for the detection of biomolecules to “sensible” substrates for tissue engineering or cell stimulation.
 

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Contents

Introduction to Active Smart Materials for Biomedical Applications
1
Preparation of Piezoelectric Nanoparticles
28
Mechanical and Electromechanical Characterization of OneDimensional Piezoelectric Nanomaterials
63
Modeling of Piezoelectric Nanodevices
92
Piezoelectric Nanogenerators for Selfpowered Nanodevices
135
Piezoelectric Phenomena in Biological Tissues
173
From Proteins to Selfassembled Peptide Nanotubes
186
Applications of Piezoelectricity in Nanomedicine
213
Future Directions and Perspectives
239
Author Index
246
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