Emphasizing the potential and impact of this burgeoning field, the Encyclopedia discussesinnovations in nanostructured materials, nanodevices, and system architecturesthe properties, performance, and engineering of materials that have controllable features on the nanometer scalenew simulation tools and computational methodsthe construction, integration, and application of tools for measurement and imaging of biological materialsfundamental principles, theories, and methodologies that impact nanosystem design
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Table of Contents
Aerosol Nanoparticles: Theory of Coagulation ? Atomic Force Microscopy Imaging Artifacts ?Biological and Chemical Weapon Decontamination by Nanoparticles ?Bionanoparticles
? Carbon Nanotubes: Electronic Properties ? Core/Shell Nanospheres, Hollow Capsules, and Bottles
? DNA Hybridization: Electronic Control ? Fullerenes: Topology and Structure ? Functionalization of Silica Surfaces ? Magnetic Nanoparticles: Preparation and Properties ? Molecular Computing Machine ? Molecular Switches ? Moore's Law: Performance and Disspation ? Nanomaterials: New Trends ?
Nanostructured Catalysts ? Optical Nanosensors and Nano-biosensors ? Polymer Nanoparticles for Gene Delivery: Synthesis and Processing ? Quantum Dot Lasers ? Self-Assembly of Nanocolloidal Gold Films
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"…the most comprehensive and detailed review of all the major developments that have characterized the emergence of these important fields. It will form an indispensable reference work for scientists and engineers in academia and industry for years to come…recommend[ed]."
-Dr. Donald Fitzmaurice, Department of Chemistry, University College Dublin, Ireland
"This Encyclopaedia is being assembled at an early stage in the field's development and should bring together the key advances in a coherently organised framework."
-Sir Harry Kroto, Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry (1996), University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom