Carbon Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications

This book covers a wide range of topics relating to carbon nanomaterials, from synthesis and functionalization to applications in advanced biomedical devices and systems. As they possess unique and attractive chemical, physical, optical, and even magnetic

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Volume 5

Series Editor Min Wang Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

The Springer Series in Biomaterials Science and Engineering addresses the manufacture, structure and properties, and applications of materials that are in contact with biological systems, temporarily or permanently. It deals with many aspects of modern biomaterials, from basic science to clinical applications, as well as host responses. It covers the whole spectrum of biomaterials – polymers, metals, glasses and ceramics, and composites/hybrids – and includes both biological materials (collagen, polysaccharides, biological apatites, etc.) and synthetic materials. The materials can be in different forms: single crystals, polycrystalline materials, particles, fibers/wires, coatings, non-porous materials, porous scaffolds, etc. New and developing areas of biomaterials, such as nano-biomaterials and diagnostic and therapeutic nanodevices, are also focuses in this series. Advanced analytical techniques that are applicable in R & D and theoretical methods and analyses for biomaterials are also important topics. Frontiers in nanomedicine, regenerative medicine and other rapidly advancing areas calling for great explorations are highly relevant. The Springer Series in Biomaterials Science and Engineering aims to provide critical reviews of important subjects in the field, publish new discoveries and significant progresses that have been made in both biomaterials development and the advancement of principles, theories and designs, and report cutting-edge research and relevant technologies. The individual volumes in the series are thematic. The goal of each volume is to give readers a comprehensive overview of an area where new knowledge has been gained and insights made. Significant topics in the area are dealt with in good depth and future directions are predicted on the basis of current developments. As a collection, the series provides authoritative works to a wide audience in academia, the research community, and industry. More information about this series at http://www.springer.com/series/10955

Mei Zhang • Rajesh R. Naik • Liming Dai Editors

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Editors Mei Zhang Department of Biomedical Engineering Case Western Reserve University Cleveland Ohio USA

Liming Dai Department of Macromolecular Science Case Western Reserve University Cleveland Ohio USA

Rajesh R. Naik Soft Matter Materials Branch Air Force Research Laboratory Dayton Ohio USA

ISSN 2195-0644          ISSN 2195-0652 (electronic) Springer Series in Biomaterials Science and Engineering ISBN 978-3-319-22860-0      ISBN 978-3-319-22861-7 (eBook) DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-22861-7 Library of Congress Control Number: 2015952021 Springer Cham Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016 This work is subject to copyright. All rights are reserved by the Publisher, whether the whole or part of the material is concerned, specifically the rights of translatio