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Glossary of Biotechnology Terms, Fourth Edition

Kimball Nill
November 16, 2005

Even if you studied biotechnology in school, if you haven't stayed current, it's not likely you'll be able to speak the same language as today's biotech scientists. The same is even truer for nanotechnology where everything gets smaller and smaller, except the terminology required to navigate it.In...

New Materials, Processes, and Methods Technology

Mel Schwartz
November 04, 2005

Materials selection is a crucial factor in determining the cost, quality, and corrosion protection for every engineering project. The variety of increasingly durable materials and their combinations, coupled with the rise of new and more critical service requirements and the demand for lower costs,...

Microfluidic Lab-on-a-Chip for Chemical and Biological Analysis and Discovery

Paul C.H. Li
November 01, 2005

The microfluidic lab-on-a-chip allows scientists to conduct chemical and biochemical analysis in a miniaturized format so small that properties and effects are successfully enhanced, and processes seamlessly integrated. This microscale advantage translates into greater sensitivity, more accurate...

Non-Equilibrium Dynamics of Semiconductors and Nanostructures

Kong-Thon Tsen
November 01, 2005

The advent of the femto-second laser has enabled us to observe phenomena at the atomic timescale. One area to reap enormous benefits from this ability is ultrafast dynamics. Collecting the works of leading experts from around the globe, Non-Equilibrium Dynamics of Semiconductors and Nanostructures...

Finely Dispersed Particles: Micro-, Nano-, and Atto-Engineering

Aleksandar M. Spasic, Jyh-Ping Hsu
October 14, 2005

Over the last decade, the biggest advances in physical chemistry have come from thinking smaller. The leading edge in research pushes closer to the atomic frontier with every passing year. Collecting the latest developments in the science and engineering of finely dispersed particles and related...

Micro- and Nanostructured Multiphase Polymer Blend Systems: Phase Morphology and Interfaces

Charef Harrats, Sabu Thomas, Gabriel Groeninckx
September 29, 2005

Micro- and Nanostructured Multiphase Polymer Blend Systems: Phase Morphology and Interfaces focuses on the formation of phase morphology in polymer blends and copolymers and considers various types of blends including thermosets, thermoplastics, thermoplastic vulcanizates, and structured copolymers...

Nanotalk: Conversations With Scientists and Engineers About Ethics, Meaning, and Belief in the Development of Nanotechnology

Rosalyn W. Berne
August 31, 2005

No one really knows where nanotechnology is leading, what its pursuit will mean, and how it may affect human and other forms of life. Nevertheless, its research and development are moving briskly into that unknown. Nanotalk is a book of conversations and explorations with thirty five such...

Polyynes: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications

Franco Cataldo
August 29, 2005

Polyynes: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications compiles information found scattered throughout the literature in inorganic, organic, and polymer chemistry into one cohesive volume.In addition to being a precursor of fullerenes, polyynes are one of the key precursors in the formation of soot and...

Nanoengineering of Structural, Functional and Smart Materials

Mark J. Schulz, Ajit D. Kelkar, Mannur J. Sundaresan
August 29, 2005

In chapters contributed by 24 university & government laboratories, Nanoengineering of Structural, Functional, and Smart Materials combines wide-ranging research aimed at the development of multifunctional materials that are strong, lightweight, and versatile. This book explores promising and...

Nanoparticle Assemblies and Superstructures

Nicholas A. Kotov
August 12, 2005

Cubes, triangular prisms, nano-acorn, nano-centipedes, nanoshells, nano-whiskers. . . .  Now that we can create nanoparticles in a wide variety of shapes and morphologies, comes the next challenge: finding ways to organize this collection of particles into larger and more complex systems. ...

Micro Electro Mechanical System Design

James J. Allen
July 08, 2005

It is challenging at best to find a resource that provides the breadth of information necessary to develop a successful micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) design. Micro Electro Mechanical System Design is that resource. It is a comprehensive, single-source guide that explains the design process...

Silicon Nanoelectronics

Shunri Oda, David Ferry
June 27, 2005

Technological advancement in chip development, primarily based on the downscaling of the feature size of transistors, is threatening to come to a standstill as we approach the limits of conventional scaling. For example, when the number of electrons in a device's active region is reduced to less...