Learning Bio-Micro-Nanotechnology

Learning Bio-Micro-Nanotechnology

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Features

    • Introduces the micro/nanotechnology vocabulary, concepts, and applications from first principles
    • Breaks down the barriers between biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, and ethics with cross-disciplinary coverage
    • Highlights ethics case studies
    • Emphasizes learning with thinking exercises, analogies, study questions using Bloom’s taxonomy, team assignments, and assessment exercises
    • Includes biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, microscopy, electronics and computers, and micro-technology
    • Discusses nanotechnology and cancer, risks, ethics, and future predictions

    A comprehensive solutions manual is available upon qualifying course adoption

    Summary

    Learning Bio-Micro-Nanotechnology is a primer on micro/nanotechnology that teaches the vocabulary, fundamental concepts, and applications of micro/nanotechnology in biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, electronics, computers, biomedicine, microscopy, ethics, and risks to humankind. It provides an introduction into the small world with a low fog index, emphasizing the concepts using analogies and illustrations to simplify the non-observables.

    The chapters have many "thinking exercises" and summaries with references at the end of each chapter. The questions at the end are divided into Bloom’s taxonomy of learning skills and also include team exercises and methods to assess learning. There are many calculations using dimensional analysis according to first principles, but the math is purposely kept at a low level and is used as a means of understanding the concepts. The appendices provide a math review and a glossary of terms.

    Carefully designed as an easy-to-read textbook and a practical reference, this book emphasizes learning micro/nanotechnology vocabulary, concepts, and applications from first principles and from a multi-disciplinary point of view. This makes it suitable for one- and two-semester courses as well as a reference for professionals in the field.

    Table of Contents

    Thinking Small and Big
    Introduction
    Bit of Technology History
    Tera-to-Pico Multipliers
    Size of Things
    What Is "Small Technology?"
    Memory Lane in Electronics
    Applications
    Key Concepts
    Questions and Problems
    References

    Biomolecules and Cells
    Introduction
    Science of Evolution
    Powers of "10" Revisited
    Building a Human Cell
    Biomolecules
    Protein Folding
    Identifying Biomolecules
    Forensic Methods
    Genetic Variation: Mutations
    Key Concepts
    Questions and Problems
    References

    Molecular Chemistry
    Introduction
    Periodic Table
    Some Chemical Definitions
    Chemical Bonding
    Macromolecules
    Polymer Examples
    Colloids
    Solid Nanomolecules
    Key Concepts
    Questions and Problems
    References

    Bit of Physics
    Introduction
    Size Matters
    Working toward the Bottom
    Definitions at the Bottom
    Bottom: Energy Levels and Bonding
    Benefits at the Bottom
    Key Concepts
    Questions and Problems
    References

    Engineering Bits and Bytes
    Introduction
    Electronics-on-a-Chip
    Computer Applications
    Control Systems
    Key Concepts
    Questions and Problems
    References

    Seeing Small Things
    Introduction
    Human Eye
    Some Microscope Definitions
    Light Microscopes
    Electron Microscopes
    Key Concepts
    Questions and Problems
    References

    Nanoelectronics
    Introduction
    Computer Applications
    Lithographic Tools
    Recent Chip Developments
    Emerging Technology
    Bottom-Up Technology
    Key Concepts
    Questions and Problems
    References

    Microelectromechanical Systems
    Introduction
    Overview
    Microsensors
    Microactuators
    Biochips
    Key Concepts
    Questions and Problems
    References

    Nanotechnology and Cancer
    Introduction
    What Is Cancer?
    Discovery: L
    Detection: I
    Delivery: T
    Destruction: R
    Key Concepts
    Questions and Problems
    References

    Risks: Nano or Mega?
    Introduction
    Bit of Anatomy
    Definitions Relating to Risk
    Chemical and Physical Factors
    Benefits versus Risks
    Risk Assessment
    Risk Management
    Key Concepts
    Questions and Problems
    References

    Ethics and Social Relevance
    Introduction
    Some Ethics Definitions
    Ethics Algorithm
    Some Ethical Issues
    Key Concepts
    Questions and Problems
    References

    Self-Assembled Future
    Introduction
    Definition: Self-Assembled Future
    Geometric Proportions
    Chemical Assembly
    Snow Flake Assembly
    Self-Assembled Colloids
    Linear-Step Assembly
    Spiral-Step Assembly
    Amphiphilic Structures
    Biomolecular Assembly
    Self-Assembled Monolayers
    Some Future Predictions
    Epilogue
    Key Concepts
    Questions and Problems
    References

    Appendix A: Math Review: Multiplying and Dividing Exponents
    Appendix B: Math Review: Dimensional Analysis
    Appendix C: Math Review: No. of Ways and Probability
    Appendix D: Formulae of Various Geometrical Shapes
    Appendix E: Group Learning Guidelines
    Appendix F: Glossary of Terms
    Index

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    Editorial Reviews

    "… a great combination of two key disciplines in the coming quarter of this century, biotechnology and nanotechnology. This will be a good guidebook for the academic adventure as well as a bible for the pioneer in the engineering and scientific field."
    —Hideyuki Kanematsu, Suzuka National College of Technology

    "… provides an excellent, multi-dimensional approach to learning that I have not seen in other nanotechnology textbooks. … I really like the multitude of ways the author has the students think about the material through problems, group activities, thinking exercises, etc."
    —Kory Goldammer, Richland College

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