Nanotechnology: Understanding Small Systems, Third Edition

Ben Rogers, Jesse Adams, Sumita Pennathur

October 28, 2014 by CRC Press
Reference - 427 Pages - 182 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482211726 - CAT# K21691
Series: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Series

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  • Introduces the historical figures who founded, sculpted, and defined the field as it exists today
  • Supports the discussion with homework problems, applications, and examples of nanotechnology ("back-of-the-envelope" examples) in everyday life
  • Compares macroscale systems to those at the nanoscale, showing how scale phenomena affect behavior
  • Provides the latest understanding of the human health ramifications of nanomaterials
  • Includes original figures, developed explicitly for this book, i.e. not a hodgepodge cut out of journal articles


An Accessible, Scientifically Rigorous Presentation That Helps Your Students Learn the Real Stuff

Winner of a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book Award 2011
"… takes the revolutionary concepts and techniques that have traditionally been fodder for graduate study and makes them accessible for all. … outstanding introduction to the broad field of nanotechnology provides a solid foundation for further study. Highly recommended."
N.M. Fahrenkopf, University at Albany, CHOICE Magazine 2011

Give your students the thorough grounding they need in nanotechnology. A rigorous yet accessible treatment of one of the world’s fastest growing fields, Nanotechnology: Understanding Small Systems, Third Edition provides an accessible introduction without sacrificing rigorous scientific details. This approach makes the subject matter accessible to students from a variety of disciplines. Building on the foundation set by the first two bestselling editions, this third edition maintains the features that made previous editions popular with students and professors alike.

See What’s New in the Third Edition:

  • Updated coverage of the eight main facets of nanotechnology
  • Expanded treatment of health/environmental ramifications of nanomaterials
  • Comparison of macroscale systems to those at the nanoscale, showing how scale phenomena affects behavior
  • New chapter on nanomedicine
  • New problems, examples, and an exhaustive nanotech glossary

Filled with real-world examples and original illustrations, the presentation makes the material fun and engaging. The systems-based approach gives students the tools to create systems with unique functions and characteristics. Fitting neatly between popular science books and high-level treatises, the book works from the ground up to provide a gateway into an exciting and rapidly evolving area of science.


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