Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology

An Introduction

1st Edition - June 22, 2011

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  • Authors: Jeremy Ramsden, Jeremy Ramsden
  • eBook ISBN: 9781437778373

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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.

Key Features

  • 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

Readership

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

Table of Contents

  • Dedication

    Preface

    Chapter 1. What is Nanotechnology?

    1.1. Definitions and Concepts

    1.2. An Ostensive Definition of Nanotechnology

    1.3. A Brief History of Nanotechnology

    1.4. Biology as Paradigm

    1.5. Why Nanotechnology?

    1.6. Summary

    Chapter 2. The Nanoscale

    2.1. The Size of Atoms

    2.2. Molecules and Surfaces

    2.3. Nucleation

    2.4. Chemical Reactivity

    2.5. Electronic and Optical Properties

    2.6. Magnetic and Ferroelectric Properties

    2.7. Mechanical Properties

    2.8. Quantum Smallness

    2.9. Summary

    Chapter 3. Forces at the Nanoscale

    3.1. The Casimir Force

    3.2. Intermolecular Interactions

    3.3. Capillary Force

    3.4. Heterogeneous Surfaces

    3.5. Weak Competing Interactions

    3.6. Cooperativity

    3.7. Percolation

    3.8. The Structure of Water

    3.9. Summary

    Chapter 4. The Nano/Bio Interface

    4.1. The “Physical” Nano/Bio Interface

    4.2. Nanomedicine

    4.3. Nanotoxicology

    4.4. Summary

    Chapter 5. Nanometrology

    5.1. Topography

    5.2. Chemical Surface Structure (Chemography)

    5.3. The Metrology of Self-Assembly

    5.4. The Representation of Texture

    5.5. Metrology of the Nano/Bio Interface

    5.6. Summary

    Chapter 6. Nanomaterials and their Production

    6.1. Nanoparticles

    6.2. Nanofibers

    6.3. Nanoplates and Ultrathin Coatings

    6.4. Crystallization and Supramolecular Chemistry

    6.5. Composites

    6.6. Summary

    Chapter 7. Nanodevices

    7.1. Issues of Miniaturization

    7.2. Digital Information Processing

    7.3. Quantum Computing

    7.4. Electronic Devices

    7.5. Trends in the Miniaturization of Electronics

    7.6. Spintronics (Magnetic Devices)

    7.7. Photonic Devices

    7.8. Mechanical Devices

    7.9. Fluidic Devices

    7.10. Summary

    Chapter 8. Nanofacture of Devices

    8.1. Top–Down Methods

    8.2. Bottom–Up Methods

    8.3. Bottom-to-Bottom Methods

    8.4. Summary

    Chapter 9. Carbon-Based Nanomaterials and Devices

    9.1. Graphene

    9.2. Carbon Nanotubes

    9.3. Carbon Nanoparticles (Fullerenes)

    9.4. Materials Applications

    9.5. Device Components and Devices

    9.5. Summary

    Chapter 10. Nanosystems and their Design

    10.1. Systems

    10.2. Materials Selection

    10.3. Defects in Nanograins

    10.4. Spacial Distribution of Defects

    10.5. Strategies to Overcome Component Failure

    10.6. Computational Modeling

    10.7. “Evolutionary” Design

    10.8. Performance Criteria

    10.9. Scaleout

    10.10. Standardization

    10.11. Creative Design

    10.12. Produceability

    10.13. Summary

    Chapter 11. Bionanotechnology

    11.1. The Structural Nature of Biomolecules

    11.2. Some General Characteristics of Biological Molecules

    11.3. The Mechanism of Biological Machines

    11.4. DNA as Construction Material

    11.5. Biosensors

    11.6. Biophotonic Devices

    11.7. Summary

    Chapter 12. The Impact of Nanotechnology

    12.1. Technical Revolutions

    12.2. Scientific Impacts

    12.3. Technical Impacts

    12.4. Commercial and Economic Impacts

    12.5. Environmental Impacts

    12.6. Social Implications

    12.7. Impacts on Individual Psychology

    12.8. Some Ethical Issues

    12.9. Summary

    Appendix: Nano Neologisms

    Abbreviations

    Bibliography

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 2011
  • Published: June 22, 2011
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • eBook ISBN: 9781437778373

About the Authors

Jeremy Ramsden

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chair of Nanotechnology, Cranfield University, UK

Jeremy Ramsden

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chair of Nanotechnology, Cranfield University, UK

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