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Volume 1: Principles and Fundamentals

Schmid, Günter (Editor)

Nanotechnology (Series Nr. 1)


1. Edition May 2008
X, 300 Pages, Hardcover
200 Pictures (50 Colored Figures)
Handbook/Reference Book

ISBN: 978-3-527-31732-5
Wiley-VCH, Weinheim

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The ultimate reference book, providing an in-depth introduction to nanotechnology, discussing topics from ethics and philosophy to challenges faced by this up-and-coming industry, all in one comprehensive volume.

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This first volume in the series deals with the principles and fundamentals of
nanotechnology, explaining what nanoscience and nanotechnology really means and, equally importantly, what it does not mean.
Following an introduction, Chapter 2 discusses a scientifically unambiguous definition of nanotechnology and nanoscience, followed by a series of examples elucidating this definition in various fields, reaching from size effects up to complex biosystems. The next three chapters deal with the principles of generating effective nanosystems before considering the fundamental objects of quantum dots, wires, rods and tubes. Chapter 6 provides an insight into the fascinating nanoworld of biomolecule-nanoparticle hybrid systems, while philosophical and ethical aspects are discussed in Chapters 7 and 8. The whole is rounded off by a review of the outlook and consequences of nanotechnology.

Introduction (G. Schmid)
The Nature of Nanotechnology (G. Schmid)
Top Down versus Bottom Up (W. Parack)
Fundamental Principles of Quantum Dots (W.Parack)
Nanowires and Nanotubes (J. Schneider)
Biomolecule-Nanoparticle Hybrid Systemsm (I. Willner)
Philosophy of NanoTechnoScience (A. Nordmann)
Ethics of Nanotechnology. State of the Art and Challenges Ahead (A. Grunwald)
Outlook and Consequences (G. Schmid)
Günter Schmid studied chemistry at the University of Munich, did his habilitation in Marburg before he became Professor in Essen. His research focus on the border between chemistry and physics, especially on clusters, colloids and nanoscience. After retiring he founded a company for the applications of nanoscience. He is author and editor of books and member in the editorial team of the European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry. In 2003 he got the prestigious Wilhelm-Klemm award of the German Chemical Society.

G. Schmid, University of Essen, Essen, Germany