Nanomaterials and nanostructures are the original product of nanotechnology, and the key building blocks for enabling technologies.
In this context, this book presents a concise overview of the synthesis and characterization methods of nanomaterials and nanostructures, while integrating facets of physics, chemistry, and engineering. The book summarizes the fundamentals and technical approaches in synthesis, and processing of nanostructures and nanomaterials, so as the reader can have a systematic and quick picture of the field. This book focuses on functional aspects of nanomaterials that have a high relevance to immediate applications, such as catalysis, energy harvesting, biosensing, and surface functionalization. There are chapters addressing nanostructured materials and composites and covering basic properties and requirements of this new class of engineered materials.