eBook Nanotechnology in a Nutshell, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 9462390126
  • ISBN-13: 9789462390126
  • DDC: 620.5
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 502 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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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."

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Presentation of the Book.
About the Authors.
1: Exploring and Working in the Nanoworld.
2: Seeing and Moving Atoms.
3: Making Nano-Objects.
4: Quantum and Mesoscopic Physics.
5: Exploring and Working in the Nanoworld: Conclusion.
6: Nanomaterials.
7: Nanomaterials: Doing More with Less.
8: New Forms of Carbon and New Opportunities.
9: Nanoengineering for Material Technology.
10: Nanomaterials: Conclusion.
11: Nanotechnology for Information and Communication Technologies.
12: From Microelectronics to Nanoelectronics.
13: Major Trends in Nanoelectronics.
14: Emerging Quantum Devices.
15: Molecular Electronics.
16: Nanotechnology for Information and Communication Technologies: Conclusion.
17: Healthcare.
18: Diagnostics.
19: Therapeutics and Regenerative Medicine.
20: Nanotechnologies in Agriculture and Food.
21: Healthcare: Conclusion.
22: Nanotechnology for Environmental Engineering.
23: Sensors for Measuring and Monitoring.
24: Nanotechnology Applications for Air and Soil.
25: Water Demands for Nanotechnology.
26: Nanotechnology for Environmental Engineering: Conclusion.
27: Nanotechnology and Daily Life.
28: Products for the Home of the Future.
29: Nanomaterials and Cosmetics.
30: Nanotechnology for the Textile Industry.
31: Nanotechnology and Daily Life: Conclusion.
32: Energy and Nanotechnology.
33: Nanotechnology and the Energy Challenge.
34: Housing.
35: Road Transport.
36: Energy and Nanotechnology: Conclusion.
37: Nanotechnology in Industry, Defense, and Security.
38: Nanomaterials in Industrial Application.
39: Nanocatalysts: Fascinating Opportunities.
40: Nanotechnology for Defense and Security.
41: Nanotechnology in Industry, Defense, and Security: Conclusion.
42: Nanotechnology: Opportunities and Risks for Society.
43: Risks and Toxicity of Nanoparticles.
44: Protection of Society and Economical Aspects.
45: Social Impact of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: A Perspective.
46: Nanotechnology: Opportunities and Risks for Society: Conclusion.
47: Outlook.
48: Outlook.
49: Bibliography.