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Fundamentals of Nanotechnology / Edition 1

Fundamentals of Nanotechnology / Edition 1

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WINNER 2009 CHOICE AWARD OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC TITLE! Nanotechnology is no longer a subdiscipline of chemistry, engineering, or any other field. It represents the convergence of many fields, and therefore demands a new paradigm for teaching. This textbook is for the next generation of nanotechnologists. It surveys the field’s broad landscape, exploring the physical basics such as nanorheology, nanofluidics, and nanomechanics as well as industrial concerns such as manufacturing, reliability, and safety. The authors then explore the vast range of nanomaterials and systematically outline devices and applications in various industrial sectors.

This color text is an ideal companion to Introduction to Nanoscience by the same group of esteemed authors. Both titles are also available as the single volume Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Qualifying instructors who purchase either of these volumes (or the combined set) are given online access to a wealth of instructional materials. These include detailed lecture notes, review summaries, slides, exercises, and more. The authors provide enough material for both one- and two-semester courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420048032
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/22/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 786
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents



Perspectives of Nanotechnology

The Business of Nanotechnology

Education and Workforce Development

Buildings for Nanotech

National and International In-frastructure

Nanotechnology Products

Nanometrology: Standards and Nanomanufacturing

The Transition, the Need

Nanometrology and Uncertainty

Quantum Metrology

Nanometrology Tools

Nanometrology and Nanomanufacturing Standards

Nanomanufacturing and Molecular Assembly

Electromagnetic Engineering


Electronics and Nanoelectronics


Nanoscale Electronics


Introduction to Optics

The Surface Plasmon

Quantum Dots

Near-Field Microscopies




Characteristics of Nanomagnetic Systems

Magnetism in Reduced Dimensional Systems

Physical Properties of Magnetic Nanostructures

Recent Progress in Nanoscale Sample Preparation

Nanomagnetism Applications

Mechanical Nanoengineering



Three-Atom Chain

Lattice Mechanics

Stress and Strain

Linear Elasticity Relations

Molecular Dynamics

Structure and Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes

Nanomechanical Measurement Techniques and Applications

Nano-Microelectromechanical Systems (NEMS/MEMS)

Nanostructure and Nanocomposite Thin Films


Classification of Nanostructured, Nanocomposite Tribological Coatings

Background of Nanostructured Super-Hard Coatings

New Directions for Nanostructured Super-Tough Coatings

Processing Techniques and Principles

General Considerations and Practical Aspects of Sputtering Deposition

Applications of Thin Films

Technological Applications of Thin Films

Unbalanced Magnetron Sputtering of Ti–Al–Si–N Coatings

Unbalanced Magnetron Sputtering of Ti–Si–B–C–N Coatings

Pulsed Closed Field Unbalanced Magnetron Sputtering of Cr–Al–N Coatings

Chemical Nanoengineering


Introduction to Catalytic and Nanocatalytic Materials

Fundamentals of Catalysis


Catalyst Characterization

Nanocomposites and Fibers

Nanocomposites and Fibers

Physical and Chemical Properties of Materials

Natural Nanocomposites

Carbon Fibers and Nanotubes

Organic Polymer Nanocomposites

Metal and Ceramic Nanocomposites

Clay Nanocomposite Materials

Biological and Environmental Nanoengineering


Introduction to Nanobiotechnology

The Biological Immune System

Using Antibodies in Biosensors: Immunoassays

Cantilevers as Nano-Biosensors

Micro- and Nanosensors and Applications

Optical Nanosensors

Nanotechnology for Manipulation of Biomolecules


The Bio Sciences and Technologies

Biomimetic Design of Molecules

Biomimetic Nanomaterials

Biomimetic Nanoengineering

Medical Nanotechnology

Introduction to Medical Nanotechnology

Nanoparticles and Nanoencapsulation for Medical Applications

Guiding and Stimulating Tissue Function and Growth

Environmental Nanotechnology

The Environment (and Technology)

Water and Soil Quality, Monitoring, and Mitigation

Air Quality, Monitoring, and Mitigation


What People are Saying About This

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. . . an outstanding, essential resource for anyone in the field, student or otherwise. It covers the entire spectrum of nanotechnology including nanoelectronics, photonics, nanocomposites, and thin films . . . This comprehensive, highly readable book with extremely high production values can be read and appreciated by experts and non specialists alike. A revolutionary book in a revolutionary field.
– B. Ransom, formerly, University of California, San Diego, in Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, August 2009, Vol. 46, No. 1

… meets the goal of providing an accessible introduction of this highly interdisciplinary subject to a very diverse group of readers. … I highly recommend this textbook for an upper division college seminar course in nanotechnology. It can also serve as a reference book for scientists and engineers, policy makers, and venture capitalists who would like to be introduced broadly to nanotechnology.
— Liang Tang writing in IEEE NANOTECHNOLOGY MAGAZINE, September 2009

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