Nanotechnology

Author: Rebecca L. Johnson

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780822521112

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Offers information about nanotechnology, a new scientific field that involves moving individual atoms and molecules around to create things on an ultra-small scale.
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Nanotechnology

Molecular Speculations on Global Abundance

Author: B. C. Crandall

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262531375

Category: Science

Page: 214

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Technology is becoming molecularly precise. Nanotechnology, otherwise known as molecular engineering, will soon create effective machines as small as DNA. This capacity to manipulate matter -- to program matter -- with atomic precision will utterly change the economic, ecological, and cultural fabric of our lives. This book, which is accessible to a broad audience while providing references to the technical literature, presents a wide range of potential applications of this new material technology. The first chapter introduces the basic concepts of molecular engineering and demonstrates that several mutually reinforcing trends in current research are leading directly into a world of surprisingly powerful molecular machines. Nine original essays on specific applications follow the introductory chapter. The first section presents applications of nanotechnology that interact directly with the molecular systems of the human body. The second presents applications that function, for the most part, outside the body. The final section details the mechanisms of a universal human-machine interface and the operation of an extremely high resolution display system.
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Nanotechnology

An Introduction

Author: Jeremy Ramsden

Publisher: William Andrew

ISBN: 1437778372

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

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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. 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
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Nanotechnology

The Business

Author: Michael T. Burke

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420054019

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 248

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For the new nanotechnology entrepreneur, starting up a venture requires concise navigation through a sea of developmental red tape. This predicament is true of any startup, nano or not, but is particularly exacerbated by the fact that nanotechnology is a new and potentially disruptive technology. A unique exposition on starting and running a nano-business, this indispensible reference: Includes samples of important corporate and operational documents Explores the intricate relationship between new technology development and the creation of new businesses Provides tips on managing people of diverse educational backgrounds Incorporates information on patents, business ethics, record keeping, and marketing Nanotechnology: The Business presents an in-depth discussion of available corporate structures, delineating the advantages and disadvantages of each. It also describes an array of other issues the nano entrepreneur will encounter, from business plans and financing to budgeting, facilities procurement, and staffing. With a scope like no other book of its size, this handy guide equips nano entrepreneurs with the expertise needed to sail smoothly through startup and ensure successful operations after initial incorporation.
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Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for Human Health

Author: Bert Müller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527338608

Category: Medical

Page: 410

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Unique in combining the expertise of practitioners from university hospitals and that of academic researchers, this timely monograph presents selected topics catering specifically to the needs and interests of natural scientists and engineers as well as physicians who are concerned with developing nanotechnology-based treatments to improve human health. To this end, the book cover the materials aspects of nanomedicine, such as the hierarchical structure of biological materials, the imaging of hard and soft tissues and, in particular, concrete examples of nanotechnology-based approaches in modern medical treatments. The whole is rounded off by a discussion of the opportunities and risks of using nanotechnology and nanomaterials in medicine, backed by case studies taken from real life.
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Nanotechnology

Environmental Implications and Solutions

Author: Louis Theodore,Robert G. Kunz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471711691

Category: Science

Page: 448

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An authoritative, in-depth exploration of the environmentalconsequences of nanotechnology Nanotechnology is revolutionizing the chemical, telecom, biotech,pharmaceutical, health care, aerospace, and computer industries,among others, and many exciting new nanotech applications areenvisioned for the near future. While the rapid pace of innovationhas been truly inspiring, much remains to be learned about thepotential environmental and health risks posed by this nascenttechnology and its byproducts. So important is this issue that theultimate success or failure of nanotechnology may well depend onhow effectively science and industry address these concerns in theyears ahead. Written by two highly accomplished environmental professionals,Nanotechnology: Environmental Implications and Solutions bringsscientists, engineers, and policymakers up to speed on the currentstate of knowledge in this vitally important area. ProfessorTheodore and Dr. Kunz provide a concise review of nano-fundamentalsand explore background issues surrounding nanotechnology and itsenvironmental impact. They then follow up with in-depth discussionsof: * The control, monitoring, and reduction of nanotech byproducts andtheir impact on the air, water, and land * Health risks associated with nanotechnology, and methods toassess and control them * Nanotech hazard risk assessment-including emergency responseplanning and personnel training * Multimedia approaches that are available for the analysis of theimpact of nanotechnology in the chemical, manufacturing, and wastedisposal industries * The future of nanotechnology and the "Industrial RevolutionII" * The legal implications of nanotechnology * Societal and ethical implications of nanotechnology-basedmaterials and processing method Assuming only a basic knowledge of physics, chemistry, andmathematics on behalf of its readers, Nanotechnology: EnvironmentalImplications and Solutions makes fascinating and useful reading forengineers, scientists, administrators, environmental regulatoryofficials, and public policy makers, as well as students in a rangeof science and engineering disciplines.
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Nanotechnology

Global Strategies, Industry Trends and Applications

Author: Jurgen Schulte

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470854006

Category: Science

Page: 182

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The rapid growth of miniaturisation to meet the demand forincreasingly smart devices is driving global investment in a widerange of industries such as IT, electronics, energy, biotechnologyand materials science. Nanotechnology: Global Strategies, Industry Trends andApplications, written by experts from Asia, Europe and the USA,gives a comprehensive and important global perspective onnanotechnology. The book is divided into 3 parts: National Nanotechnology Initiatives in Asia, Europe and theUSAexplores the current status of nanotechnology in China,Korea, Europe and the USA. Investing in Nanotechnology provides practicalinformation about the opportunities and risks involved innanotechnology and predictions for future growth. Frontiers of Nanotechnology discusses futureapplications of the technology and the real-world issuessurrounding these. Outlining developing trends, emerging opportunities, associatedrisks and future applications, this book is essential reading forprofessionals, prospective investors and policy makers who need anaccessible introduction to the topic.
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Nanotechnology

Ethical and Social Implications

Author: Ahmed S. Khan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439859531

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 365

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Advances in nanotechnology are transforming the ways of creating materials and products, leading society to the threshold of a second industrial revolution. However, future opportunities will depend significantly on how nanotechnology stakeholders deal with the short-term and long-term benefits, limitations, uncertainties and risks of nanotechnology. They will be tasked with navigating a variety of new social and ethical challenges associated with areas such as privacy, the environment, energy, population, genetics, agriculture, food, and security. Unique in its depth, breadth, and variety of viewpoints, Nanotechnology: Ethical and Social Implications stimulates, inspires, and builds awareness of nanotechnology’s impact on society. Spanning the immense range of disciplines at work in nanotechnology, the book’s selection of chapters focuses on how advances in science, and the convergence of multiple technologies, will impact society at individual, community, national, and international levels. The book focuses on raising the awareness of nanotechnology stakeholders, which includes undergraduate and graduate students; educators in sciences, engineering, business, and public policy; engineers; business and finance professionals; and policymakers. It also addresses the demands on the future workforce to learn new skill sets. The book uses an interactive format—which includes case studies, scenarios, and Web exercises—to promote critical thinking and problem solving skills. Content includes numerous tables, statistics, and figures to supplement and enhance the topics covered in each chapter. The result is a must-read for anyone seeking either a technical or nontechnical understanding of the societal impact of nanotechnology.
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Nanotechnology

A Gentle Introduction to the Next Big Idea

Author: Mark A. Ratner,Daniel Ratner

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 9780131014008

Category: Science

Page: 188

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This is an explanation of what Nanotechnology is all about and its business aspects, written in an approachable and witty style. Nanotechnology's impact will reach beyond science to touch the everyday health, work, and businesses.
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Nanotechnology

The Whole Story

Author: Ben Rogers,Jesse Adams,Sumita Pennathur

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439897808

Category: Science

Page: 395

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Winner of an Outstanding Academic Title Award from CHOICE Magazine Transistors using one electron at a time. Seemingly transparent sunscreens made with titanium dioxide particles that block harmful UV rays. Nanometer-sized specks of gold that change color to red and melt at 750°C instead of 1,064°C. Nanotechnology finds the unique properties of things at the nanometer scale and then puts them to use! Although nanotechnology is a hot topic with a wide range of fascinating applications, the search for a true introductory popular resource usually comes up cold. Closer to a popular science book than a high-level treatise, Nanotechnology: The Whole Story works from the ground up to provide a detailed yet accessible introduction to one of the world’s fastest growing fields. Dive headlong into nanotechnology! Tackling the eight main disciplines—nanomaterials, nanomechanics, nanoelectronics, nanoscale heat transfer, nanophotonics, nanoscale fluid mechanics, nanobiotechnology, and nanomedicine—this book explains what’s different at the nanoscale, and how we exploit those differences to make useful things. You’re holding the key to an exciting and rapidly evolving field. So get The Whole Story...
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Springer Handbook of Nanotechnology

Author: Bharat Bhushan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540012184

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1222

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This major work has established itself as the definitive reference in the nanoscience and nanotechnology area in one volume. In presents nanostructures, micro/nanofabrication, and micro/nanodevices. Special emphasis is on scanning probe microscopy, nanotribology and nanomechanics, molecularly thick films, industrial applications and microdevice reliability, and on social aspects. Reflecting further developments, the new edition has grown from six to eight parts. The latest information is added to fields such as bionanotechnology, nanorobotics, and NEMS/MEMS reliability. This classic reference book is orchestrated by a highly experienced editor and written by a team of distinguished experts for those learning about the field of nanotechnology.
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Nanotechnology: Principles and fundamentals

Author: Günter Schmid

Publisher: Wiley-VCH

ISBN: 9783527317325

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 310

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The ultimate reference book, providing an in-depth introduction to nanotechnology, discussing topics from ethics and philosophy to challenges faced by this up-and-coming industry, all in one comprehensive volume. The topic could not be hotter, Nanotechnology is the new technology drive of the 21st century paired with existing, multibillion dollar markets and fundings. The entire reference set of 9 volumes gives an excellent, in-depth overview of everything you need to know about nanotechnology and nanoscience with each volume dedicated to a specific topic which is covered in detail by experts from that particular field.
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Nanotechnology

Health and Environmental Risks, Second Edition

Author: Jo Anne Shatkin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351832689

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 284

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Should you adopt nanotechnology? If you have already adopted it, what do you need to know? What are the risks? Nanomaterials and nanotechnologies are revolutionizing the ways we treat disease, produce energy, manufacture products, and attend to our daily wants and needs. To continue to capture the promise of these transformative products, however, we need to ask critical questions about the broader impacts of nanotechnology on society and the environment. Exploring these questions, the second edition of Nanotechnology: Health and Environmental Risks gives you the latest tools to understand the risks of nanotechnology and make better decisions about using it. Examining the state of the science, the book discusses what is known, and what still needs to be understood, about nanotechnology risk. It looks at the uses of nanotechnology for energy, industry, medicine, technology, and consumer applications and explains how to determine whether there is risk—even when there is little reliable evidence—and how to manage it. Contributors cover a wide range of topics, including: Current concerns, among them perceived risks and the challenges of evaluating emerging technology A historical perspective on product safety and chemicals policy The importance of being proactive about identifying and managing health and environmental risks during product development How the concepts of sustainability and life cycle assessment can guide nanotechnology product development Methods for evaluating nanotechnology risks, including screening approaches and research How to manage risk when working with nanoscale materials at the research stage and in occupational environments What international organizations are doing to address risk issues How risk assessment can inform environmental decision making Written in easy-to-understand language, without sacrificing complexity or scientific accuracy, this book offers a wide-angle view of nanotechnology and risk. Supplying cutting-edge approaches and insight, it explains what types of risks could exist and what you can do to address them. What’s New in This Edition Updates throughout, reflecting advances in the field, new literature, and policy developments A new chapter on nanotechnology risk communication, including insights into risk perceptions and the mental models people use to evaluate technological risks An emphasis on developing nanotechnology products that are sustainable in the long term Advances in the understanding of nanomaterials toxicity Cutting-edge research on occupational exposure to nanoparticles Changes in the international landscape of organizations working on the environmental, health, and safety aspects of nanotechnologies
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Nanotechnology

"Risk, Ethics and Law"

Author: Geoffrey Hunt,Michael Mehta

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 113656070X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 319

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Nanotechnology - technology at the molecular level - is held out by many as the Holy Grail for creating a trillion dollar economy and solving problems from curing cancer to reprocessing waste into products and building superfast computers. Yet, as with GMOs, many view nanotech as a high risk genie in a bottle that once uncorked has the potential to cause unpredictable, perhaps irreversible, environmental and public health disasters. With the race to bring products to market, there is pressing need to take stock of the situation and to have a full public debate about this new technological frontier. Including contributions by renowned figures such as Roland Clift, K. Eric Drexler and Arpad Pusztai, this is the first global overview of the state of nanotech and society in Europe, the USA, Japan and Canada, examining the ethics, the environmental and public health risks, and the governance and regulation of this most promising, and potentially most dangerous, of all technologies.
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Nanotechnology

Volume 8: Nanostructured Surfaces

Author: Lifeng Chi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527317392

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 458

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This front line reference investigates nanostructured surfaces, invisible to the naked eye. Machinery and processes explained in a logical fashion. Students and professionals will benefit from the knowledge imparted by the prominent authors.
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Nanotechnology 101

Author: John F. Mongillo

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313338809

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 274

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Provides an accessible introduction to the new and controversial science of nanotechnology, or the technology of very small things
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Nanotechnology

Environmental Law, Policy, and Business Considerations

Author: Lynn L. Bergeson

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604425826

Category: Law

Page: 296

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The rapid commercialization of nanotechnology is one of the most intriguing industrial phenomena of our time. But as the universe of applied nanotechnology is burgeoning, so are questions raised about the possible impact of exposure to nanoscale materials on human health and the environment. This book offers the most current and authoritative look at the regulatory, governance, and business issues of a technology that is as fascinating as it is challenging.
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Nanotechnology

Importance and Applications

Author: M.H. Fulekar

Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9380026986

Category: Nanotechnology

Page: 282

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Nanotechnology: Importance & Applications highlights the latest developments and advances in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology and their wide applications in design and development of Material Science and Devices, Energy, Drug Delivery, Cosmetics, Biology, Biotechnology, Tissue Engineering, Bioinformatics, Information Technology, Agriculture and Food, Environmental Protection, Health Risk, Ethics, Regulations and future prospects, This book will be useful to both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, teachers and researchers, scientists and industrial personnel working in the field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.
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Nanotechnology

An Introduction to Nanostructuring Techniques

Author: Michael Köhler,Wolfgang Fritzsche

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527621148

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 332

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Expectations of a technological revolution are associated with nanotechnology, and indeed the generation, modification and utilization of objects with tiniest dimensions already permeates science and research in a way that the absence of nanotechnology is no longer conceivable. It has progressed to an independent interdisciplinary field, its great success due to the purposeful combination of physical, mechanical and molecular techniques. This book starts out with the most important fundamentals of microtechnology and chemistry on which the understanding of shaping nanoscale structures are based. Next, a variety of examples illustrate the fabrication of nanostructures from different materials, before, finally, methods for characterization of the generated structures are presented. This fascinating introduction provides both scientists and engineers with insights into the "other side" of nanotechnology.
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Introduction to Nanotechnology

Author: Charles P. Poole, Jr.,Frank J. Owens

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471079354

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

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This self-confessed introduction provides technical administrators and managers with a broad, practical overview of the subject and gives researchers working in different areas an appreciation of developments in nanotechnology outside their own fields of expertise.
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