Nanotechnology: An Introduction

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William Andrew, 2011 - Science - 288 pages

This book provides an overview of the rapidly growing and developing field of nanotechnology, focusing on key essentials and structured around a robust anatomy of the subject. The newcomer to nanotechnology, who may well have a strong background in one of the traditional disciplines such as physics, mechanical or electrical engineering, chemistry or biology or who may have been working in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology, is confronted with a bewildering range of information. This book brings together the principles, theory and practice of nanotechnology, giving a broad yet authoritative introduction to the possibilities and limitations of this exciting field.



  • Succinct chapter summaries allow readers to grasp quickly the concepts discussed and gain an overview of the field
  • Discusses design and manufacture and applications and their impact in a wide range of nanotechnology areas
  • An ideal introduction for businesses and potential investors in nanotechnology
 

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Contents

Chapter 2 The Nanoscale
15
Chapter 3 Forces at the Nanoscale
35
Chapter 4 The NanoBio Interface
53
Chapter 5 Nanometrology
73
Chapter 6 Nanomaterials and their Production
101
Chapter 7 Nanodevices
125
Chapter 8 Nanofacture of Devices
161
Chapter 9 CarbonBased Nanomaterials and Devices
189
Chapter 10 Nanosystems and their Design
199
Chapter 11 Bionanotechnology
213
Chapter 12 The Impact of Nanotechnology
227
Nano Neologisms
247
Abbreviations
251
Bibliography
253
Index
261
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Jeremy Ramsden was educated at the Universities of Cambridge and Princeton and the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), where he obtained his doctorate in the Institute of Chemical Physics for research into photocatalytic semiconductor nanoparticles. He was a visiting scientist at the Biocenter (Institute of Biophysics) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Szeged (1987), after which he worked at the Biocenter (Institute of Biophysical Chemistry) of the University of Basle (member of the Faculty of Natural Philosophy) until being appointed (2002) Professor and Chair of Nanotechnology at Cranfield University in the UK. From 2003-9 he was also Research Director for Nanotechnology at Cranfield University at Kitakyushu in Japan. In 2012 he moved to the University of Buckingham (UK) as Honorary Professor of Nanotechnology. His main research focus nowadays is on nanosensors. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (London) and a IUPAC Fellow.

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