Nanoscience: The Science of the Small in Physics, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology and Medicine

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Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 26, 2010 - Science - 772 pages
Nanoscience stands out for its interdisciplinarity. Barriers between disciplines disappear and the fields tend to converge at the very smallest scale, where basic principles and tools are universal. Novel properties are inherent to nanosized systems due to quantum effects and a reduction in dimensionality: nanoscience is likely to continue to revolutionize many areas of human activity, such as materials science, nanoelectronics, information processing, biotechnology and medicine. This textbook spans all fields of nanoscience, covering its basics and broad applications. After an introduction to the physical and chemical principles of nanoscience, coverage moves on to the adjacent fields of microscopy, nanoanalysis, synthesis, nanocrystals, nanowires, nanolayers, carbon nanostructures, bulk nanomaterials, nanomechanics, nanophotonics, nanofluidics, nanomagnetism, nanotechnology for computers, nanochemistry, nanobiology, and nanomedicine. Consequently, this broad yet unified coverage addresses research in academia and industry across the natural scientists. Didactically structured and replete with hundreds of illustrations, the textbook is aimed primarily at graduate and advanced-undergraduate students of natural sciences and medicine, and their lecturers.

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1 Introduction and Some Physical Principles
2 Microscopy Nanoscopy
3 Synthesis
4 Nanocrystals Nanowires Nanolayers
5 Carbon Nanostructures Tubes Graphene Fullerenes WaveParticle Duality
6 Nanocrystalline Materials
7 Nanomechanics Nanophotonics Nanofluidics
8 Nanomagnetism
9 Nanotechnology for Computers Memories and Hard Disks
10 Nanochemistry From Supramolecular Chemistry to Chemistry on the Nanoscale Catalysis Renewable Energy Batteries and Environmental Protec...
11 Biology on the Nanoscale
12 Nanomedicine
Name Index
Subject Index

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Prof. Dr. Hans-Eckhardt Schaefer received his Dr. rer. nat. in physics from Stuttgart University, Germany. His main research fields are solid state physics and nanoscience. He gave courses in nanoscience at Stuttgart University and is a guest professor in Japan, China, and South America. He received the Tammann Medal of the German Materials Research Society and the Lee Xun Research Award of the Institute of Metals Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China.

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