How could nanotechnology not perk the interest of any designer, engineer or architect? Exploring the intriguing new approaches to design that nanotechnologies offer, Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and Design is set against the sometimes fantastic sounding potential of this technology. Nanotechnology offers product engineers, designers, architects and consumers a vastly enhanced palette of materials and properties, ranging from the profound to the superficial. It is for engineering and design students and professionals who need to understand enough about the subject to apply it with real meaning to their own work.

Key Features

* World-renowned author team address the hot-topic of nanotechnology * The first book to address and explore the impacts and opportunities of nanotech for mainstream designers, engineers and architects * Full colour production and excellent design: guaranteed to appeal to everyone concerned with good design and the use of new materials


Design and product engineering students and professionals; Junior level students of materials science; Mechanical engineers, students and professionals; Architects and students of architectural sciences

Table of Contents

PART I: NANOMATERIALS AND NANOTECHNOLOGIES: AN OVERVIEW Chapter 1 Nanoworlds Chapter 2 An Evolutionary Perspective PART II: UNDERSTANDING NANOMATERIALS AND NANOSTRUCTURES Chapter 3 Basic characteristics of Nanomaterials Chapter 4 Nanomaterial Forms Chapter 5 Synthesis Chapter 6 Characterizing and Measuring Chapter 7 Properties of Nanomaterials and Nanostructures PART III DESIGNING WITH NANOMATERIALS AND NANOSTRUCTURES Chapter 8 Design Processes and Objectives Chapter 9 Designing with Nanomaterials in Chapter 10 Major Application Domains PART IV FUTURES Chapter 11 The Broader Context Chapter 12 Design Futures


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About the authors

Michael Ashby

Royal Society Research Professor Emeritus at Cambridge University and Former Visiting Professor of Design at the Royal College of Art, London, UK Mike Ashby is sole or lead author of several of Elsevier’s top selling engineering textbooks, including Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, Materials and the Environment, and Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing and Design. He is also coauthor of the books Engineering Materials 1&2, and Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and Design.