Our Nanotechnology Future by Joseph NatowitzOur Nanotechnology Future by Joseph Natowitz

Our Nanotechnology Future

byJoseph Natowitz, Christian Ngô

Hardcover | October 25, 2017

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This book explores nanotechnology, a rapidly evolving and growing field with applications in a large number of areas. The concepts and physics are highlighted through topics such as nanoscience, quantum effects, nanostructures, and new forms of carbon. Applications and potential health and safety implications of nanomaterials are discussed for healthcare, food production, electronics, defense and more. Accessible and timely, this introduction to nanotechnology will interest students, teachers, politicians, and everyone else eager to learn more about this dynamic field.
Joseph B. Natowitz is the former holder of the Bright Chair in Nuclear Science at Texas A&M University. Christian Ngô is the founder of the consulting company Edmonium Conseil and the author of many books. Together, they are the authors of Our Energy Future: Resources, Alternatives, and the Environment.
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Title:Our Nanotechnology FutureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:244 pages, 9.2 × 6.1 × 0.8 inPublished:October 25, 2017Publisher:Amsterdam University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9462984123

ISBN - 13:9789462984127

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I Nanotechnology basics
I. Nanoscience and nanotechnology
The size domain of nanoscience and nanotechnology
Nanotechnology in the past
Intellectual foundations of nanotechnology
Can we see atoms?
The scanning tunneling microscope
The atomic force microscope
Manipulating atoms
Summary
II. The Quantum world
Classical versus quantum mechanics
Wave-particle duality
Determinism versus a probabilistic approach
Measurement
Quantization
Heisenberg uncertainty principle
Quantum numbers
Spin- an intrinsic property
Fermions and bosons
Quantum tunneling
Summary
III. The mesoscopic world
The forces of nature
The role of size
Surface versus volume
Surface tension
Nanofluids
Heat transfer
Chemical bonding
Intermolecular forces
Semi-classical approaches
Summary
IV. Nanomaterials and nanostructures
Classifying nanomaterials
Nanostructuration
Dendrimers
Hybrid organic-inorganic nanomaterials
Nanocomposites
Smart materials
Summary
V. Natural nanomaterials
Nanomaterials in nature
Self-cleaning surfaces
Reversible adhesives
Lightweight materials
Manipulating light at the nanoscale
Fibers stronger than steel
Low-friction materials
Multiscale structures
Summary
VI. Nanofabrication
Top-down and bottom-up approachesLithography
Deposition at the nanoscale
Polishing, etching, patterning
Summary
VII. King Carbon
Fullerenes
Graphene
Carbon nanotubes
Summary
Part 2 Applications of nanotechnology
VIII. Health Diagnostics
Major diseases
Diagnosis
Imaging
In-Vitro Diagostics
Biosensors
Biochips
Labs-on-chips
Cells-on-chips
Summary
IX. Therapeutics
Drug delivery
Delivery routes
Drug carriers
Nanoparticles and drug delivery
Summary
X. Regenerative medicine
Biomaterials
Cell therapy
Implants
Denistry
Nanosurgery
Summary
XI. The Food Chain
Feeding people
Agricultural Production
Food processing
Packaging
Transportation
Summary
XII. From microelectronics to nanoelectronics
Transistors
Moore’s law
Technology nodes
Memories
Smaller, faster and cheaper
Summary
XIII. Quantum nanoelectronics
Towards few-electron electronics
Coulomb blockade
The single electron transistor
Quantum dots
Spintronics
Nanophotonics
Confining and Controlling light
Photonic crystals
Plasmonics
Metamaterials
Summary
XIV. Molecular electronics
Electronic conduction
Difficulties
Molecular wires
Molecular diodes and transistors
Conductive polymers
Self-assemlbed monolayers
Summary
XV. Nanocatalysis
Catalysts make life easier
Nanocatalysts for chemical reactions
Enzymes speed up biological reactions
Designing nanocatalysts
Summary
XVI. Energy production
Fossil fuels
Renewable energies
Energy storage
Electricity
Hydrogen
Fuel cells
Thermoelectricity
Nuclear energy
Summary
XVII. Housing
Outside the buildings
Inside the buildings
XVIII. Nanotechnology in automobiles
Bodywork
Interior of the car
Chassis and tires
Power train
Electronics
Batteries and supercapacitors
Summary
XIX. Defense and security
Defense
Homeland security
Summary
XX. Nanotoxicity
Hazard and risk
Nanomaterials and nanoparticles
Nanoparticle sources
Nanoparticle exposure
Toxicity of nanoparticles
Natural nanoparticles
Anthropogenic nanoparticles
Engineered nanoparticles
Summary
Notes
List of illustrations’ copyright and licensing
Short bibliography