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Nanoscience: Colloidal and Interfacial Aspects

Victor M. Starov
December 14, 2017

The common perception is that nanoscience is something entirely new, that it sprung forth whole and fully formed like some mythological deity. But the truth is that like all things scientific, nanoscience is the natural result of the long evolution of scientific inquiry. Following a historical...

Gold Nanoparticles in Biomedical Applications

Lev Dykman, Nikolai Khlebtsov
December 11, 2017

This book discusses fabrication of functionalized gold nanoparticles (GNPs) and multifunctional nanocomposites, their optical properties, and applications in biological studies. This is the very first book of its kind to comprehensively discuss published data on in vitro and in vivo biodistribution...

Quantum Waveguide in Microcircuits

Jian-Bai Xia, Duan-Yang Liu, Wei-Dong Sheng
December 08, 2017

Moore's Law predicts that the degree of microprocessor integration of circuits would double every 18 months in DRAM. Although the scaling of microelectronic circuit elements still follows Moore's Law, the unit density of power consumption becomes unacceptable. Therefore, on one hand, people develop...

Electronic and Optical Properties of Graphite-Related Systems

Chiun-Yan Lin, Rong-Bin Chen, Yen-Hung Ho, Ming-Fa Lin
December 07, 2017

This book provides an overview of electronic and optical properties of graphite-related systems. It presents a well-developed and up-to-date theoretical model and addresses important advances in essential properties and diverse quantization phenomena. Key features include various Hamiltonian models...

Security Opportunities in Nano Devices and Emerging Technologies

Mark Tehranipoor, Domenic Forte, Garrett S. Rose, Swarup Bhunia
December 06, 2017

The research community lacks both the capability to explain the effectiveness of existing techniques and the metrics to predict the security properties and vulnerabilities of the next generation of nano-devices and systems. This book provides in-depth viewpoints on security issues and explains how...

Nanobiomaterials Handbook

Balaji Sitharaman
November 30, 2017

Nanobiomaterials exhibit distinctive characteristics, including mechanical, electrical, and optical properties, which make them suitable for a variety of biological applications. Because of their versatility, they are poised to play a central role in nanobiotechnology and make significant...

Labs on Chip: Principles, Design and Technology

Eugenio Iannone
November 30, 2017

Labs on Chip: Principles, Design and Technology provides a complete reference for the complex field of labs on chip in biotechnology. Merging three main areas— fluid dynamics, monolithic micro- and nanotechnology, and out-of-equilibrium biochemistry—this text integrates coverage of technology...

An Introduction to Single Molecule Biophysics

Yuri L. Lyubchenko
November 29, 2017

This book gives an accessible, detailed overview on techniques of single molecule biophysics (SMB), showing how they are applied to numerous biological problems associated with understanding the molecular mechanisms of DNA replication, transcription, and translation, as well as functioning of...

Nanomaterials in Energy Devices

Jun Hieng Kiat
November 27, 2017

This book provides up-to-date information on the application of nano-sized materials in energy devices. A brief overview on the properties of nano-sized materials introduces the readers to the basics of the application of such materials in energy devices. Among the energy devices covered include...

Spin Chemical Physics of Graphene

Elena Sheka
November 27, 2017

Graphene’s nickname ‘miracle material’ normally means the material superior properties. However, all these characteristics are only the outward manifestation of the wonderful nature of graphene. The real miracle of graphene is that the specie is a union of two entities: a physical - and a chemical...

Handbook of Nanophysics: Principles and Methods

Klaus D. Sattler
November 23, 2017

Covering the key theories, tools, and techniques of this dynamic field, Handbook of Nanophysics: Principles and Methods elucidates the general theoretical principles and measurements of nanoscale systems. Each peer-reviewed chapter contains a broad-based introduction and enhances understanding of...

Systems Engineering for Microscale and Nanoscale Technologies

M. Ann Garrison Darrin, Janet L. Barth
November 22, 2017

To realize the full potential of micro- and nanoscale devices in system building, it is critical to develop systems engineering methodologies that successfully integrate stand-alone, small-scale technologies that can effectively interface with the macro world. So how do we accomplish this?Systems...