Natural nanomaterials and nanotechnologies are all around us, which inevitably leads to these questions: What are these natural nanomaterials made of? Where can we find them? What can they do? Answering these questions will facilitate new and environmentally friendly ways of creating and manipulating nanoscale materials for the next generation of n

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Part I Nanominerals and Mineral Nanoparticles

chapter 3|40 pages

Nanostructures of Natural Iron Oxide Nanoparticles

ByHiromi Konishi, Huifang Xu, Haibo Guo

chapter 4|26 pages

Thermodynamic Modelling of FeS2

BySalvy P. Russo, Andrew Hung

chapter 5|28 pages

Noble Metal Nanoparticles in Ore Systems

ByRobert Hough, Martin Reich, Ryan Noble

chapter 6|26 pages


ByC. Bostedt, L. Landt, T. Möller, J.E. Dahl, and R.M.K. Carlson

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Part II Biominerals

chapter 8|24 pages

Biomineralization of Natural Nanomaterials

ByJun Wu, Juming Yao, Yurong Cai

chapter 9|24 pages

Magnetic Nanoparticles in Magnetosomes

ByAndré Körnig, Damien Faivre

chapter 10|22 pages

Nanoscale Magnetoreceptors in Birds

ByIlia A. Solov’yov and Walter Greiner

chapter 12|14 pages

Photonic Crystals in Beetles

ByAinsley E. Seago, Vinodkumar Saranathan

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Part III Nanoparticles in Space and the Atmosphere

chapter 13|32 pages

Nanoparticles That Are Out of This World

ByFrans J. M. Rietmeijer, Joseph A. Nuth

chapter 14|24 pages

Large Molecules and Nanograins in Space

ByA.G.G.M. Tielens

chapter 15|14 pages

Nanoparticles in the Solar System

ByIngrid Mann

chapter 16|42 pages

Formation and Growth of Atmospheric Aerosol


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Part IV Engineered Nanoparticles in the Environment