Volume 1: Principles and Fundamentals
Nanotechnology (Series Nr. 1)
1. Edition May 2008
X, 300 Pages, Hardcover
200 Pictures (50 Colored Figures)
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.
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)