The main goal of the book is to demonstrate the wide variety of microscopy methods being used to investigate natural and altered diatom structures.
This book on Diatom Microscopy gives an introduction to the wide panoply of microscopy methods being used to investigate diatom structure and biology, marking considerable advances in recent technology including optical, fluorescence, confocal and electron microscopy, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), atomic force microscopy (AFM) and spectroscopy as applied to diatoms. Each chapter includes a tutorial on a microscopy technique and reviews its applications in diatom nanotechnology and diatom research. The number of diatomists, diatom research, and their publications are increasing rapidly. Although many books have dealt with various aspects of diatom biotechnology, nanotechnology, and morphology, to our knowledge, no volume exists that summarizes advanced microscopic approaches to diatoms.
The intended audience is academic and industry researchers as well as graduate students working on diatoms and diatom nanotechnology, including biosensors, biomedical engineering, solar panels, batteries, drug delivery, insect control, and biofuels.
1. Investigation of Diatoms with Optical Microscopy / Shih-Ting Lin, Ming-Xin Lee and Guan-Yu Zhuo 1
2. Nanobioscience Studies of Living Diatoms Using Unique Optical Microscopy Systems / Kazuo Umemura 33
3. Recent Insights Into the Ultrastructure of Diatoms Using Scanning and Transmission Electron-Microscopy / Dharshini Gopal, Shweta Chakrabarti, Dataram Venkata Srikar Keshav, Richard Gordon and Nirmal Mazumder 57
4. Atomic Force Microscopy Study of Diatoms / Ishita Chakraborty, Shweta Chakrabarti, Vishwanath Managuli and Nirmal Mazumder 81
5. Refractive Index Tomography for Diatom Analysis / Juan M. Soto, José A. Rodrigo and Tatiana Alieva 111
6. Luminescent Diatom Frustules: A Review on the Key Research Applications / Jayur Tisso, Shruthi Shetty, Nirmal Mazumder, Ankur Gogoi and Gazi A. Ahmed 139
7. Micro to Nano Ornateness of Diatoms from Geographically Distant Origins of the Globe / Mohd Jahir Khan, Daniel Mathys and Vandana Vinayak 179
8. Types of X-Ray Techniques for Diatom Research / Mridula Sunder, Neha Acharya, Smitha Nayak, Richard Gordon and Nirmal Mazumder 221
9. Diatom Assisted SERS / Rajib Biswas and Sankar Biswas 237
10. Diatoms as Sensors and Their Applications / Priyasha De and Nirmal Mazumder 251
11. Diatom Frustules: A Transducer Platform for Optical Detection of Molecules / Viji S., Ponpandian N. and Viswanathan C. 283
12. Effects of Light on Physico-Chemical Properties of Diatoms / Janardan Sen, Priyal Dhawan, Priyasha De and Nirmal Mazumder 307
Nirmal Mazumder obtained his PhD in 2013 from National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan. In 2016, he joined the Department of Biophysics, Manipal School of Life Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India as an assistant professor. His research interests relate to the development of Stokes–Mueller-based light microscopy for tissue characterization and deep learning. He also investigates the photonics properties of diatoms as well as frustules for bio-photonics applications. He has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.
Richard Gordon's involvement with diatoms goes back to 1970 with his capillarity model for their gliding motility, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. He later worked on a diffusion-limited aggregation model for diatom morphogenesis, which led to the first paper ever published on diatom nanotechnology in 1988. He organized the first workshop on diatom nanotech in 2003. His other research is on computed tomography algorithms, HIV/AIDS prevention, and embryogenesis.