Applied Nanotechnology, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1455731919
  • ISBN-13: 9781455731916
  • DDC: 620.5
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Applied Nanotechnology takes an integrated approach to the scientific, commercial and social aspects of nanotechnology, exploring: The relationship between nanotechnology and innovation. The changing economics and business models required to commercialize innovations in nanotechnology. Product design case studies. Applications in various sectors, including information technology, composite materials, energy, and agriculture. The role of government in promoting nanotechnology. The potential future of molecular self-assembly in industrial production. In this 2e, new chapters have been added on energy applications and the role of nanotechnology in sustainability. The section on the safety of nanoproducts has also been updated, and material on funding and commercialization has been updated and expanded, with new case studies illustrating the experience of new startups in a challenging economic environment. A route map for the commercialization of nanotechnology research. Discusses product design challenges, regulatory issues, and ethical and social implications of nanotechnology. Features new case studies on nanotechnology startups in challenging economic times.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface to the Second Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
1: Technology Basics.
2: What Is Nanotechnology?.
3: Science, Technology, and Wealth.
4: Innovation.
5: Why Nanotechnology?.
6: Nanotechnology Products.
7: The Nanotechnology Business.
8: Miscellaneous Applications.
9: Energy.
10: Lnformation Technologies.
11: Health.
12: Organizing Nanotechnology Business.
13: The Business Environment.
14: The Fiscal Environment of Nanotechnology.
15: Regulation.
16: Some Successful and Unsuccessful Nanotechnology Companies.
17: The Geography of Nanotechnology.
18: Design of Nanotechnology Products.
19: Wider and Longer-Term Issues.
20: The Future of Nanotechnology.
21: Society's Grand Challenges.
22: Ethics and Nanotechnology.