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Nanotechnology and the Resource Fallacy

Stephen L. Gillett
March 05, 2018

Dwindling global supplies of conventional energy and materials resources are widely thought to severely constrain, or even render impossible, a "first-world" lifestyle for the bulk of Earth’s inhabitants. This bleak prospect, however, is wrong. Current energy resources are used grotesquely...

Dopants and Defects in Semiconductors, Second Edition

Matthew D. McCluskey, Matthew D. McCluskey, Eugene E. Haller, Eugene E. Haller
February 28, 2018

Praise for the First Edition "The book goes beyond the usual textbook in that it provides more specific examples of real-world defect physics … an easy reading, broad introductory overview of the field" ―Materials Today "… well written, with clear, lucid explanations …"―Chemistry World This...

Clinical Applications of Magnetic Nanoparticles

Nguyen TK Thanh
February 27, 2018

Offering the latest information in magnetic nanoparticle (MNP) research, this book builds upon the success of the first volume and provides an updated and comprehensive review, from synthesis, characterization, and biofunctionalization to clinical applications of MNPs, including the diagnosis and...

Bionanotechnology: Principles and Applications

Anil Kumar Anal
February 16, 2018

This book deals with a subject of high interest and importance in all sectors, including biomedical, food, agriculture, energy, and environment. Biological systems are essential in nanotechnology, and many new applications are being developed by mimicking the natural systems. Approaching these...

Nanotechnology Applications in the Food Industry

V Ravishankar Rai, Jamuna A Bai
February 14, 2018

Nanotechnology is increasingly used in the food industry in the production, processing, packaging, and preservation of foods. It is also used to enhance flavor and color, nutrient delivery, and bioavailability, and to improve food safety and in quality management. Nanotechnology Applications in the...

Nanoparticles in Life Sciences and Biomedicine

Ana Rute Neves, Salette Reis
February 14, 2018

The creation of new and more efficient therapies for improving human health greatly depends on drug delivery systems. Nanotechnology has emerged as a powerful strategy for the development of nanoparticles, such as nanoemulsions, liposomes, nanocrystals, and nanocomplexes, applied in the diagnosis,...

Epitaxial Graphene on Silicon Carbide: Modeling, Characterization, and Applications

Gemma Rius, Philippe Godignon
January 31, 2018

This is the first book dedicated exclusively to epitaxial graphene on silicon carbide (EG-SiC). It comprehensively addresses all fundamental aspects relevant for the study and technology development of EG materials and their applications, using quantum Hall effect studies and probe techniques such...

The Nanotechnology Revolution: A Global Bibliographic Perspective

Dale A. Stirling
January 26, 2018

Nanotechnology is changing the world in a very big way, but at the atomic and sub-atomic level. Although the roots of nanotechnology can be traced back to more than a century ago, the last three decades have witnessed an explosion of nano-based technologies and products. This reference work...

Chemical Functionalization of Carbon Nanomaterials: Chemistry and Applications

Vijay Kumar Thakur, Manju Kumari Thakur
January 24, 2018

Carbon-based nanomaterials are rapidly emerging as one of the most fascinating materials in the twenty-first century. Chemical Functionalization of Carbon Nanomaterials: Chemistry and Applications provides a thorough examination of carbon nanomaterials, including their variants and how they can be...

Ruthenium Chemistry

Ajay Kumar Mishra, Lallan Mishra
January 17, 2018

This book will describe Ruthenium complexes as chemotherapeutic agent specifically at tumor site. It has been the most challenging task in the area of cancer therapy. Nanoparticles are now emerging as the most effective alternative to traditional chemotherapeutic approach. Nanoparticles have been...

Plasma and Fusion Science: From Fundamental Research to Technological Applications

B. Raneesh, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Jemy James, Anju K. Nair
January 08, 2018

In this new book, an interdisciplinary and international team of experts provides an exploration of the emerging plasma science that is poised to make the plasma technology a reality in the manufacturing sector. The research presented here will stimulate new ideas, methods, and applications in the...

Nanomagnetic Actuation in Biomedicine: Basic Principles and Applications

Jon Dobson, Carlos Rinaldi
January 05, 2018

The manipulation and control of cells and sub-cellular structures through magnetic nanoparticle-based actuation is a relatively new technique that has led to novel and exciting biomedical applications. Nanomagnetic actuation is being used in laboratory studies of stem cells to determine how these...