Applied Nanotechnology

1st Edition

Authors: Jeremy Ramsden Jeremy Ramsden
Hardcover ISBN: 9780815520238
eBook ISBN: 9780815520245
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 27th August 2009
Page Count: 200
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Table of Contents

Series Editor’s Preface Preface Part 1 Technology Basics Chapter 1 What is Nanotechnology? 1.1 Nanotechnology as Process 1.2 Nanotechnology as Materials 1.3 Nanotechnology as Materials, Devices and Systems 1.4 Direct, Indirect and Conceptual Nanotechnology 1.5 Nanobiotechnology and Bionanotechnology 1.6 Nanotechnology—Toward a Definition 1.7 The Nanoscale 1.8 Nanoscience Further Reading Chapter 2 Science, Technology and Wealth 2.1 Nanotechnology is Different 2.2 The Evolution of Technology 2.3 The Nature of Wealth and Value 2.4 The Social Value of Science Further Reading Chapter 3 Innovation 3.1 The Time Course of Innovation 3.2 Creative Destruction 3.3 What Drives Development? 3.4 Can Innovation be Managed? 3.5 The Effect of Maturity Further Reading Chapter 4 Why Nanotechnology? 4.1 Fabrication 4.2 Performance 4.3 Agile Manufacturing Further Reading Part 2 Nanotechnology Products Chapter 5 The Nanotechnology Business 5.1 Nanotechnology Statistics 5.2 The Total Market 5.3 The Current Situation 5.4 Consumer Products 5.5 The Safety of Nanoproducts 5.6 Geographical Distribution Chapter 6 Miscellaneous Applications 6.1 Noncarbon Materials 6.2 Carbon-Based Materials 6.3 Ultraprecision Engineering 6.4 Aerospace and Automotive Industries 6.5 Catalysis 6.6 Construction 6.7 Energy 6.8 Environment 6.9 Food 6.10 Metrology 6.11 Paper 6.12 Security 6.13 Textiles Chapter 7 Information Technologies 7.1 Silicon Microelectronics 7.2 Data Storage Technol


Applied Nanotechnology: The Conversion of Research Results to Products examines the commercial and social aspects of nanotechnology. The book is organized into four parts. Part 1 presents an overview of nanotechnology. It discusses the definition of nanotechnology; the relationship between wealth, technology, and science; the relationship between nanotechnology and innovation; and the question of why one might wish to introduce nanotechnology. Part 2 explains the nanotechnology business and the applications of nanotechnology in a wide range of industries, including engineering, aerospace, automotive, food, textiles, information technologies, and health. Part 3 deals with specific commercial and financial aspects. These include business models for nanotechnology enterprises, demand assessment for nanotechnology products, and the design of nanotechnology products. Part 4 looks at the future of nanotechnology. It examines how nanotechnology can contribute to the big challenges faced by humanity, such as climate change and terrorism. Ethical issues are also considered, including risk, uncertainty, and regulation.


Engineers, scientists, and developers in biotechnology, micro- and nanotechnology, and MEMS


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About the Authors

Jeremy Ramsden Author

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 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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chair of Nanotechnology, Cranfield University, UK

Jeremy Ramsden Author