Piezoelectric Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications [electronic resource] / edited by Gianni Ciofani, Arianna Menciassi.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Nanomedicine and Nanotoxicology: Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2012Description: X, 250 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783642280443Subject(s): Engineering | Cell culture | Biomedical engineering | Biomaterials | Nanotechnology | Surfaces (Physics) | Engineering | Biomedical Engineering | Biomaterials | Characterization and Evaluation of Materials | Nanotechnology | Cell CultureAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 610.28 LOC classification: R856-857Online resources: Click here to access online
Introduction to active smart materials for biomedical applications -- Preparation of Piezoelectric Nanoparticles -- Mechanical and Electromechanical Characterization of One-Dimensional Piezoelectric Nanomaterials -- Modeling of Piezoelectric Nanodevices -- Piezoelectric Nanogenerator for Self-Powered Nanodevices -- Piezoelectric Phenomena in Biological Tissues -- Piezoelectricity and Ferroelectricity in Biomaterials: from Proteins to Self-Assembled Peptide Nanotubes -- Applications of Piezoelectricity in Nanomedicine -- Biomedical Applications of Piezoelectricity: Future Directions and Perspectives.
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.