Cargo-delivering nanodiamonds (book chapter)

by B. Moosa, N.M. Khashab
Year: 2020 DOI: 10.1201/b19679-31


B. Moosa & N.M. Khashab (2020). Cargo-delivering nanodiamonds. In Carbon Nanomaterials Sourcebook (pp. 543-555). CRC Press.


More than 50 years ago, nanodiamonds (NDs) were first discovered in Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR), where they were produced by detonation reaction of carbon-based explosives. They remained essentially unknown to the rest of the world, for many reasons including security and the lack of industrial interests, until the end of the 1980s. A number of important discoveries in the late 1990s led to a wide interest in these nanoparticles (Figure 23.1). By then, mass production of NDs had already started in different countries (Osawa 2010).


Nanodiamonds Carbon Nonmetals