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Textbook of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Universities Press-Iim Series in Metallurgy and Materials Science)

Textbook of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Universities Press-Iim Series in Metallurgy and Materials Science)

by B.S. Murty (Author), P. Shankar (Author), Baldev Raj (Author), B B Rath (Author), James Murday (Author)
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This book is meant to serve as a textbook for beginners in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. It can also be used as additional reading in this multifaceted area. It covers the entire spectrum of nanoscience and technology: introduction, terminology, historical perspectives of this domain of science, unique and widely differing properties, advances in the various synthesis, consolidation and characterization techniques, applications of nanoscience and technology and emerging materials and technologies.



Nanotechnology in a Nutshell: From Simple to Complex Systems

Nanotechnology in a Nutshell: From Simple to Complex Systems

by Christian Ngo (Author), Marcel van de Voorde (Author)
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A new high-level book for professionals from Atlantis Press providing an overview of nanotechnologies now and their applications in a broad variety of fields, including information and communication technologies, environmental sciences and engineering, societal life, and medicine, with provision of customized treatments.The book shows where nanotechnology is now - a fascinating time when the science is transitioning into complex systems with impact on new products. Present and future developments are addressed, as well as a larger number of new industrial and research opportunities deriving from this domain. An overview for professionals, researchers and policy-makers of this very rapidly expanding field. Brief chapters and colour figures with a contained overall length make the book attractive at an attractive price - a must for every professional’s shelf.Mihail C. Roco, National Science Foundation and National Nanotechnology Initiative, wrote the preface underlying the importance and weight of the present book to this exciting and epoch-awakening field of research and applications:“Nanotechnology is well recognized as a science and technology megatrend for the beginning of the 21st century. This book aims to show where nanotechnology is now - transitioning to complex systems and fundamentally new products - and communicates the societal promise of nanotechnology to specialists and the public. Most of what has already made it into the marketplace is in the form of “First Generation” products, passive nanostructures with steady behaviour. Many companies have “Second Generation” products, active nanostructures with changing behaviour during use, and embryonic “Third Generation” products, including 3-dimensional nanosystems. Concepts for “Fourth Generation” products, including heterogeneous molecular nanosystems, are only in research.”



Nanotechnology in Undergraduate Education (Acs Symposium Series)

Nanotechnology in Undergraduate Education (Acs Symposium Series)

by Kimberly Pacheco (Editor), Richard Schwenz (Editor), Wayne Jones (Editor)
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Funding of development and implementation of nanotechnology experiences into the undergraduate curriculum has been increasing in recent years due to the expectation of the enormous impact nanotechnology research will have on the future workforce and the need for understanding of nanotechnology concepts by the general population. This symposium series book describes various course and curricula modifications being incorporated by institutions as well as specific laboratory experiences appropriate for undergraduates. Also included is an introduction to techniques necessary for characterization of materials at the nanoscale.



The Dance of the Molecules: How Nanotechnology is Changing Our Lives

The Dance of the Molecules: How Nanotechnology is Changing Our Lives

by Ted Sargent (Author)
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What if a doctor could stop cancer by targeting a single malignant cell before it multiplied? Imagine a paper-thin "power suit" that could keep you warm on a winter day? What about a computer that connects directly with your thoughts? In this groundbreaking exploration of the future of nanotechnology, Ted Sargent reveals how all disciplines of science, from medicine to microchips, are converging to create materials using the tiniest scale possible — molecule by molecule. And instead of trying to overcome the natural world, nanotech takes its every move from the perfect, elegant structure of nature itself. Its potential is seemingly endless, with practical implications that will revolutionize the way we live, work, and play. In an age when science often evokes more fear than faith, when the potential for superviruses and diabolical cloning looms in our consciousness, Sargent enthusiastically illuminates nanotech's positive possibilities. By working with the tiniest building blocks in nature, pioneering scientists will drastically improve the quality of life for all of us.



Introduction to Mesoscopic Physics (Mesoscopic Physics and Nanotechnology)

Introduction to Mesoscopic Physics (Mesoscopic Physics and Nanotechnology)

by Yoseph Imry (Author)
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Mesoscopic physics refers to the physics of structures larger than a nanometer (one billionth of a meter) but smaller than a micrometer (one millionth of a meter). This size range is the stage on which the exciting new research on submicroscopic and electronic and mechanical devices is being done. This research often crosses the boundary between physics and engineering, since engineering such tiny electronic components requires a firm grasp of quantum physics. Future applications for this work could include wonders such as microscopic robot surgeons that travel through the blood stream to repair clogged arteries,submicroscopic actuators and builders, and supercomputers that fit on the head of a pin. The world of future is being planned and built by physicists, engineers, and chemists working in the microscopic realm.

This book can be used as the main text in a course on mesoscopic physics or as a supplementary text in electronic devices, semiconductor devices, and condensed matter physics courses.

For this new edition, the author has substantially updated and modified the bibliography and the material on dephasing and noise in mesoscopic systems. A brief discussion of new nanosystems has been added.



Science at the Nanoscale: An Introductory Textbook

Science at the Nanoscale: An Introductory Textbook

by Andrew T. S. Wee (Author), Chorng Haur Sow (Author), Chin Wee Shong (Author)
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Nanotechnology is one of the most important growth areas of this century. Nanoscience, the science underpinning nanotechnology, is a multidisciplinary subject covering atomic, molecular and solid state physics, and much of chemistry. Nanostructures are known to exhibit novel and improved material properties, fundamentally because the physical and chemical properties are very different when dimensions are reduced to the nanometer range. Suitable for undergraduate students or advanced high school students, this book introduces the basic principles and knowledge needed for students to understand science at the nanoscale. Many ideas proposed in nanotechnology are frontier and futuristic, although some have immediate technological applications. The core scientific principles of all nanotechnology applications, however, are grounded in physics and chemistry. This practical, student-friendly introduction helps students recognize the connections among these various disciplines and how they play a part in nanoscience and technology.



What is What in the Nanoworld: A Handbook on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

What is What in the Nanoworld: A Handbook on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

by Victor E. Borisenko (Author), Stefano Ossicini (Author)
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The third, partly revised and enlarged edition of this introductory reference summarizes the terms and definitions, most important phenomena, and regulations occurring in the physics, chemistry, technology, and application of nanostructures. A representative collection of fundamental terms and definitions from quantum physics and chemistry, special mathematics, organic and inorganic chemistry, solid state physics, material science and technology accompanies recommended secondary sources for an extended study of any given subject.
Each of the more than 2,200 entries, from a few sentences to a page in length, interprets the term or definition in question and briefly presents the main features of the phenomena behind it. Additional information in the form of notes ("First described in", "Recognition", "More details in") supplements the entries and gives a historical perspective of the subject with reference to further sources.
Ideal for answering questions related to unknown terms and definitions among undergraduate and PhD students studying the physics of low-dimensional structures, nanoelectronics, and nanotechnology.




Plasmonics and Plasmonic Metamaterials: Analysis and Applications (World Scientific Series in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology)

Plasmonics and Plasmonic Metamaterials: Analysis and Applications (World Scientific Series in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology)

by Gennady Shvets (Editor), Igor Tsukerman (Editor)
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This book is a collection of the works of leading experts worldwide in the rapidly developing fields of plasmonics and metamaterials. These developments are promising to revolutionize ways of generating, controlling and processing light in the nanoscale. The technological applications range from nano-lasers to optical nano-waveguides to artificial media with unusual and exotic optical properties unattainable in natural materials. This volume cuts across all relevant disciplines and covers experiments, measurements, fabrication, physical and mathematical analysis, as well as computer simulation.



Mechanics of Materials

Mechanics of Materials

by Ferdinand Beer (Author), Jr., E. Russell Johnston (Author), John DeWolf (Author), David Mazurek (Author)
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Beer and Johnston's Mechanics of Materials is the uncontested leader for the teaching of solid mechanics. Used by thousands of students around the globe since publication, Mechanics of Materials, provides a precise presentation of the subject illustrated with numerous engineering examples that students both understand and relate to theory and application. The tried and true methodology for presenting material gives your student the best opportunity to succeed in this course. From the detailed examples, to the homework problems, to the carefully developed solutions manual, you and your students can be confident the material is clearly explained and accurately represented. McGraw-Hill is proud to offer Connect with the seventh edition of Beer and Johnston's Mechanics of Materials. This innovative and powerful system helps your students learn more effectively and gives you the ability to assign homework problems simply and easily. Problems are graded automatically, and the results are recorded immediately. Track individual student performance - by question, assignment, or in relation to the class overall with detailed grade reports. ConnectPlus provides students with all the advantages of Connect, plus 24/7 access to an eBook Beer and Johnston's Mechanics of Materials, seventh edition, includes the power of McGraw-Hill's LearnSmart--a proven adaptive learning system that helps students learn faster, study more efficiently, and retain more knowledge through a series of adaptive questions. This innovative study tool pinpoints concepts the student does not understand and maps out a personalized plan for success.



Understanding Nanomaterials

Understanding Nanomaterials

by Malkiat S. Johal (Author), Lewis E. V. Johnson (Author)
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With a selective presentation of topics that makes it accessible for students who have taken introductory university science courses, Understanding Nanomaterials is a training tool for the future workforce in nanotech development. This introductory textbook offers insights into the fundamental principles that govern the fabrication, characterization, and application of nanomaterials. Provides the Background for Fundamental Understanding Assuming only a basic level of competency in physics, chemistry, and biology, the author focuses on the needs of the undergraduate curriculum, discussing important processes such as self-assembly, patterning, and nanolithography. His approach limits mathematical rigor in the presentation of key results and proofs, leaving it to the instructor’s discretion to add more advanced details, or emphasize particular areas of interest. With its combination of discussion-based instruction and explanation of problem-solving skills, this textbook highlights interdisciplinary theory and enabling tools derived from chemistry, biology, physics, medicine, and engineering. It also includes real-world examples related to energy, the environment, and medicine.
Author Malkiat S. Johal earned his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in England. He later served as a post-doctoral research associate at Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, where he worked on the nonlinear optical properties of nanoassemblies. Dr. Johal is currently a professor and researcher at Pomona College in Claremont, California. His work focuses on the use of self-assembly and ionic adsorption processes to fabricate nanomaterials for optical and biochemical applications.



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