Engineering, Medicine and Science at the Nano-Scale
1. Edition October 2018
296 Pages, Softcover
3 Pictures (3 Colored Figures)
The result of lectures given at Penn State University, and with such didactic elements as learning objectives at the beginning of chapters, summaries at the end of chapters, and "Further Reading" sections, this is the definitive textbook on nanotechnology.
Students at universities the world over will benefit from the authors' concise treatment, arising out of lectures given for a graduate and advanced undergraduate course at Penn State University (USA) and University of Technology Delft (NL).
The textbook begins by addressing, in general terms, the phenomena and peculiarities that occur at the nanoscale. In the following five chapters, readers are introduced in detail to nanoscale physics, chemistry, materials science, and biology, followed by chapters on synthesis and fabrication as well as characterization at the nanoscale. In the next four chapters a variety of exemplary applications taken from a wide range of sectors are also presented and discussed. Concerns for safety, environmental impact, workforce development, economic wellbeing, and societal change issues arising from nanotechnology are woven throughout the book and additionally form the focus of the last two chapters.
Some Physics Fundamentals Pertinent to Nanotechnology
Some Chemistry Fundamentals Pertinent to Nanotechnology
Some Biology and Biochemistry Fundamentals Pertinent to Nanotechnology
Some Material Science Fundamentals Pertinent to Nanotechnology
Properties of Nanotechnology Materials
An Overview of Nanotechnology Characterization Approaches
Nano Material Preparation and Device Fabrication: Non-Biological Approaches
Nano Material Preparation and Device Fabrication: Biological Approaches
Nanotechnology and Engineering: Computing, Communications, Imaging, and Sensing
Nanotechnology and Engineering: Materials, Energy Technologies, the Environment, Food and Agriculture, and Chemical Processes
Nanotechnology and Medicine: NP Targeting for Therapy and Imaging
Nanotechnology and Medicine: Devices and Materials
Nanotechnology: The Risks
Nanotechnology: Economic, Environmental, Societal, and Health Impacts
Marcel Van de Voorde is special advisor at IMEC, Belgium. He studied industrial and chemical engineering and received his PhD in nuclear engineering from the University of Nancy, France. He was co-founder and professor at the Hoger Instituut der Kempen, Geel, and the Technical Institute Don Bosco, Hoboken in Belgium. He further holds professorships at the Catholic University of Leuven, Ghent University, Delft University of Technology and is visiting professor at several recognized universities in Europe, US, Japan and China.