About the book
Nanoparticles (or nanocluster or nanocrystal or nanopowder) are a microscopic particle between 1 to 100 nm in size. Currently, nanoparticles are an intense area of research, because of its wide variety of application in optical, biomedical and electronic fields. Also, nanoparticles have great potential as catalysts and redox active media because of their high reactivity and shape-dependent catalytic, optical, and electrical property as well as large specific surface area, which have engrossed many investigators to design highly effective chem/photo-catalytic materials for various purposes. The content of this book is prepared to present the near past and current research and development in the preparation methods and application of nanoparticles. This book majorly gathers the information about preparation, growth, types, mechanism, fabrication, and applications of metal nanoparticles. Readers can find a brief history of the metal nanoparticles, the need for their development, preparation methods and useful applications. This book aims to provide encouragement, basic guideline, and inspiration to the readers to actively engage and explore the field of metal oxide and metal nanoparticles.