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Advanced Nanomaterials for Aerospace Applications

by Carlos Cabrera and Felix Miranda

“Drs. Cabrera’s and Miranda’s work at the NASA-sponsored Center for Advanced Nanoscale Materials has been spectacular. This book represents an extensive collection of up-to-date studies that encourage the use of carbon-based nanostructures to solve a number of difficult technical problems associated with long-term space flights. The use of nanoscale materials promises increased efficiency of life support systems without the use of hazardous chemicals that are typically used in these applications. The book is a must-read for scientists who are involved in research on nanoscale materials for space applications.”

Ramon Lugo, Director, Florida Space Institute, USA
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814463188
  • Subject: Components and Devices
  • Published: July 2014
  • Pages: 394

Advanced Nanomaterials for Aerospace Applications has been developed for a community interested in space science and nanotechnology. Scientist and engineers from several NASA field centers and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, University of Puerto Rico, Pennsylvania State University, and INFN-Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Italy, have joined efforts to discuss the applications of nanomaterials in sensors, atmosphere revitalization in habitable space platforms, life support systems, regenerative fuel cells, lithium-ion batteries, robust lightweight materials, nanoelectronics, and electromagnetic shielding. The book concludes with chapters that discuss bringing NASA-relevant nanotechnology into the classroom and the future directions in nanotechnology research and development at NASA.

 

About the Editors

Carlos R. Cabrera received his PhD in chemistry from Cornell University, USA, in 1987. He is director of the NASA-URC Center for Advanced Nanoscale Materials and professor of chemistry in the Department of Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. Dr. Cabrera’s areas of interest are nanomaterials for fuel cells, lithium-ion batteries, sensors, and biosensors.

Félix A. Miranda received his PhD in physics from Case Western Reserve University, USA, in 1991. He is chief of the Advanced High Frequency Branch in the Communications and Intelligent Systems Division at the NASA John H. Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Miranda’s areas of interest are antenna technology and microwave integrated circuits and devices for space and ground-based communications.