Nano: The Essentials

Hardcover | May 6, 2008

byT. Pradeep

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Master the Fundamentals of Nanotechnology to Prepare for Nano-Related Career Opportunities

If you want to move into the fast-growing field of nanotechnology, you can't afford to miss Nano--The Essentials. This career-building resource offers a rigorous, technological introduction to the fundamentals of nanotechnology, providing everything you need to enter this burgeoning discipline and prepare for nano-related jobs.

Packed with over 100 detailed illustrations and lots of practical work-related advice, the book covers the experimental tools of nanotechnology, the basics of nanomaterials, and key applications in fields such as nanosensors, nanobiology, nanomedicine, and nanomachines. This on-target guide takes readers step-by-step through the manipulation of materials in the nanoscale …fullerenes…carbon nanotubes…self-assembled nanolayers… gas-phase clusters…monolayer-protected metal nanoparticles…core-shell nanoparticles…and much more. Comprehensive and easy-to-understand, Nano--The Essentials features:

  • A solid introduction to the fundamentals of nanomaterials
  • Full details on the experimental tools used in nanotechnology
  • The latest advances in nanobiology and nanomedicine
  • Breakthroughs in the development of nanosensors
  • Cutting-edge innovations in molecular nanomachines

    Inside this Expert Introduction to the Basics of Nanotechnology

    • Introduction • Manipulating Materials in the Nanoscale • Fullerenes • Carbon Nanotubes • Self-Assembled Nanolayers • Gas-Phase Clusters • Semiconductor Quantum Dots • Monolayer-Protected Metal Nanoparticles • Core-Shell Nanoparticles • Nanoshells • Nanobiology • Nanosensors • Nanomedicines • Molecular Nanomachines • Nanotribology • Societal Implications

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Master the Fundamentals of Nanotechnology to Prepare for Nano-Related Career Opportunities If you want to move into the fast-growing field of nanotechnology, you can't afford to miss Nano--The Essentials. This career-building resource offers a rigorous, technological introduction to the fundamentals of nanotechnology, providing ev...

T. Pradeep, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility (SAIF) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He is the author of Advances in Physical Chemistry and co-author of Nanofluids: Science and Technology. Dr. Pradeep also has written over 150 research papers and holds 5 p...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.5 × 7.7 × 1.29 inPublished:May 6, 2008Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071548297

ISBN - 13:9780071548298

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Part One: Introduction
Chapter 1. Introduction--The Canvas of Nano
Part Two: Experimental Methods
Chapter 2. Investigating and Manipulating Materials in the Nanoscale
Part Three: Diversity in Nanosystems
Chapter 3. Fullerenes
Chapter 4. Carbon Nanotubes
Chapter 5. Self-assembled Monolayers
Chapter 6. Gas Phase Clusters
Chapter 7. Semiconductor Quantum Dots
Chapter 8. Monolayer-protected Metal Nanoparticles
Chapter 9. Core-shell Nanoparticles
Chapter 10. Nanoshells
Part Four: Evolving Interfaces of Nano
Chapter 11. Nanobiology
Chapter 12. Nanosensors
Chapter 13. Nanomedicines
Chapter 14. Molecular Nanomachines
Chapter 15. Nanotribology
Part Five: Society and Nano
Chapter 16. Societal Implications of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (in Developing Countries)
Appendix
Glossary
Index