Fundamentals of Nanotechnology

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  • Provides a complete and integrated introduction to the engineering and application aspects of nanotechnology
  • Addresses the business and societal aspects of nanotechnology
  • Presents all illustrations in full vibrant color
  • Follows a consistent format of basic and advanced topics, examples, illustrations, exercises, and a summary
    Includes access to chapter-by-chapter ancillary material with qualifying course adoption
  • Summary

    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.

    Table of Contents

    Perspectives

    Introduction

    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

    Nanoelectronics

    Electronics and Nanoelectronics

    Microelectronics

    Nanoscale Electronics


    Nano-optics

    Introduction to Optics

    The Surface Plasmon

    Quantum Dots

    Near-Field Microscopies

    Nanophotonics


    Nanomagnetism

    Introduction

    Characteristics of Nanomagnetic Systems

    Magnetism in Reduced Dimensional Systems

    Physical Properties of Magnetic Nanostructures

    Recent Progress in Nanoscale Sample Preparation

    Nanomagnetism Applications


    Mechanical Nanoengineering

    Nanomechanics

    Introduction

    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

    Introduction

    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

    Nanocatalysis

    Introduction to Catalytic and Nanocatalytic Materials

    Fundamentals of Catalysis

    Synthesis

    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

    Nanobiotechnology

    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


    Biomimetics

    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

    Energy

    Editorial Reviews

    This is one of the best university level textbooks for introducing nanotechnology to students that I have seen so far. It not only covers a wide range of application topics (thin films, biomimetics, nanomagnetism, etc.) but goes into enough depth to explain fundamental concepts with authority. The illustrations and photos are plentiful, well executed and further the understanding of nanoscale systems while engaging the reader. The amount and level of math can be grasped by a sharp undergrad in one of the STEM disciplines, and there are numerous excellent reference tables in here that I have not seen in any other intro or even advanced level nanoscience books. Also, addressing business and nanoscience laboratory considerations is a subject you just don’t see discussed in other texts, and helps orient the reader to how research and development relates to these oft unmentioned factors. The range of nanoscale properties that are addressed in here also highlights how interdisciplinary the field of nanotechnology is and the importance of understanding or at least knowing what roles that seemingly disparate fields such as optics, quantum mechanics, organic chemistry play in determining the behavior of a nanoscale system in such a way that novel applications can be realized. . . . Even for more advanced students and professors, this book is good as a refresher / icebreaker for details on nanoscience sub-topics that they may be less familiar with, but wish to begin investigating or remembering.
    — Joel-Anthony Gray, Nanotechwizard.com, January 2014 

     . . . 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