Nanotechnology

An Introduction

Author: Jeremy Ramsden

Publisher: William Andrew

ISBN: 0323393144

Category: Science

Page: 358

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Nanotechnology: An Introduction, Second Edition, is ideal for the newcomer to nanotechnology, someone who also brings a strong background in one of the traditional disciplines, such as physics, mechanical or electrical engineering, or chemistry or biology, or someone who has experience working in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology. 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 and rapidly developing field. The book's author, Prof Ramsden, also discusses design, manufacture, and applications and their impact on a wide range of nanotechnology areas. Provides an overview of the rapidly growing and developing field of nanotechnology Focuses on key essentials, and structured around a robust anatomy of the subject Brings together the principles, theory, and practice of nanotechnology, giving a broad, yet authoritative, introduction to the possibilities and limitations of this exciting and rapidly developing field
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Nanotechnology Applications and Markets

Author: Lawrence Gasman

Publisher: Artech House Publishers

ISBN: 9781596930063

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 210

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The buzz on nanotechnology is deafening, but which industries will it really impact - and when? This professional-level book gives executives, venture capitalists, and investors the first "down to business" market analysis that separates commercial reality from hype and provides real-world tools for assessing nanotech's impact on any business or company. It spotlights the most viable R& D now taking root and what nano-enabled products will likely emerge in what industries first. Readers get a rich understanding of technical, business, and legal essentials, and a solid framework for judging nanotech without overheated expectations or overcautious pessimism.
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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

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 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

Business Applications and Commercialization

Author: Sherron Sparks

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351833421

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

View: 6277

No longer the hidden genius of scientists, nanotechnology is now appearing in products manufactured for everyday life—products that can heal, save lives, be more durable, and last longer. It is also attracting the attention of investors interested in participating in this nano revolution. Nanotechnology: Business Applications and Commercialization is a guide for businesses, investors, and research universities who want to bring nanotechnology products to the commercial market. Showing how academia and business can partner to commercialize nanomaterial research, it delineates business aspects for scientists and highlights opportunities for business professionals. Some of the key topics covered include: Questions to ask before writing a business plan Products consumers are currently using Grant and funding options Standardization that will affect domestic and international production Dangers that must be managed to ensure the safety of nanotechnology Commercialization centers and organizations that provide support Barriers to nanotechnology commercialization Competitive factors that can help bring the international economy more stability Areas where nanotechnology is expanding This timely book outlines how to harness nanotechnology innovations through the application of strong business principles, drive the standards and development, and take the knowledge to the commercial level with business applications. Filled with case studies and useful resources, it helps readers bridge the "valley of death"—the gap period in capital financing that exists between research and the market adoption of new technologies.
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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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Issues in Nanotechnology and Micotechnology: Materials and Molecular Research: 2011 Edition

ScholarlyBrief

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 146496842X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 75

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Issues in Nanotechnology and Micotechnology: Materials and Molecular Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyBrief™ that delivers timely, authoritative, comprehensive, and specialized information about Nanotechnology and Micotechnology—Materials and Molecular Research in a concise format. The editors have built Issues in Nanotechnology and Micotechnology: Materials and Molecular Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Nanotechnology and Micotechnology—Materials and Molecular Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Nanotechnology and Micotechnology: Materials and Molecular Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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Nanotechnology

Molecular Speculations on Global Abundance

Author: B. C. Crandall

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262531375

Category: Science

Page: 214

View: 1915

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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Understanding Nanotechnology

Author: Editors of Scientific American,

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0759527466

Category: Science

Page: 160

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Taken from the Greek, nano means 'one billionth part of' a whole; or very, very small. Nanotechnology is the next step after miniaturization. This book explores the cutting edge of a new technology that will find usage in almost every single aspect of modern society.
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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

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

"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

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 environmental consequences of nanotechnology Nanotechnology is revolutionizing the chemical, telecom, biotech, pharmaceutical, health care, aerospace, and computer industries, among others, and many exciting new nanotech applications are envisioned for the near future. While the rapid pace of innovation has been truly inspiring, much remains to be learned about the potential environmental and health risks posed by this nascent technology and its byproducts. So important is this issue that the ultimate success or failure of nanotechnology may well depend on how effectively science and industry address these concerns in the years ahead. Written by two highly accomplished environmental professionals, Nanotechnology: Environmental Implications and Solutions brings scientists, engineers, and policymakers up to speed on the current state of knowledge in this vitally important area. Professor Theodore and Dr. Kunz provide a concise review of nano-fundamentals and explore background issues surrounding nanotechnology and its environmental impact. They then follow up with in-depth discussions of: * The control, monitoring, and reduction of nanotech byproducts and their impact on the air, water, and land * Health risks associated with nanotechnology, and methods to assess and control them * Nanotech hazard risk assessment-including emergency response planning and personnel training * Multimedia approaches that are available for the analysis of the impact of nanotechnology in the chemical, manufacturing, and waste disposal industries * The future of nanotechnology and the "Industrial Revolution II" * The legal implications of nanotechnology * Societal and ethical implications of nanotechnology-based materials and processing method Assuming only a basic knowledge of physics, chemistry, and mathematics on behalf of its readers, Nanotechnology: Environmental Implications and Solutions makes fascinating and useful reading for engineers, scientists, administrators, environmental regulatory officials, and public policy makers, as well as students in a range of 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

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

Fundamentals and Applications

Author: Manasi Karkare

Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 8189866990

Category: Nanotechnology

Page: 252

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Potential of Nanotechnology is immense and encompasses virtually every field of life. Technologists and researchers all across the globe have realized this and call it the Technology of the Future. The book is intended to develop interest amongst students of all branches of Engineering and incumbent researchers so that they get to know fundamentals of the subject. The books deals with all the aspects of nanotechnology and its fundamentals and applications, i.e. Nanotechnology, tools and techniques, nanomaterials, nanocomputers, nanocomposites, risks related with the use of nanotechnology and its relation with the environment. Applications of nanotechnology in textiles, solar power, electronics, space explorations and in communication find a reasonable place in the book.
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Nanotechnology

Assessment and Perspectives

Author: Harald Brune,Holger Ernst,Armin Grunwald,Werner Grünwald,Heinrich Hofmann,Harald Krug,Peter Janich,Marcel Mayor,Wolfgang Rathgeber,Günter Schmid,Ulrich Simon,Viola Vogel,Daniel Wyrwa

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540328203

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

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The study tackles the subject in a new and unique way: Due to the fact that the borders between classical academic disciplines disappear at the nanoscale, a truly interdisciplinary approach is chosen. A functional definition of nanotechnology is developed by the authors as basis for the further sections of the study. The most important results enable recommendations with respect to scientific progress, industrial relevance, economic potential, educational needs, potential adverse health effects and philosophical aspects of nanotechnology. The book addresses the relevant decision levels, media, and academia.
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Nanotechnology

Ethical and Social Implications

Author: Ahmed S. Khan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439859531

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 365

View: 8898

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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Issues in Nanotechnology and Micotechnology: Engineering, Fabrication, and Structural Research: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464967458

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 233

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Issues in Nanotechnology and Micotechnology: Engineering, Fabrication, and Structural Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Nanotechnology and Micotechnology—Engineering, Fabrication, and Structural Research. The editors have built Issues in Nanotechnology and Micotechnology: Engineering, Fabrication, and Structural Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Nanotechnology and Micotechnology—Engineering, Fabrication, and Structural Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Nanotechnology and Micotechnology: Engineering, Fabrication, and Structural Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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