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Nano-Semiconductors: Devices and Technology

Nano-Semiconductors: Devices and Technology

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The semiconductor industry is undergoing a transition from the use of standard CMOS silicon to novel device structures that include carbon nanotubes, graphene, quantum dots and III-V materials. A must-read for anyone serious about future nanofabrication technologies, this book addresses the state of the art in nano devices for electronics. It explores exciting opportunities in emerging materials that will take system performance beyond what is offered by traditional CMOS-based microelectronics. The text features contributions from top international experts from industry and academia. Topics covered range from electrical propagation on carbon nanotubes to GaN HEMTs technology and applications.

Plasma Processing of Nanomaterials

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Plasma technology, and its application at the nanoscale, faces new challenges in the synthesis of well-defined nanomaterials, in terms of their size, shape, and composition. With numerous examples of the synthesis of various classes of nanomaterials, this book provides a comprehensive overview of recent developments and advancements in plasma processing of nanomaterials. Combining both experimental and theoretical work, it describes the successful application of plasma processing to synthesize, modify, and process nanomaterials as well as the use of plasma processing in nanoe1ectronics, catalysis, energy sensors, and nanomedicine.

Parasitic Phenomena in the Dynamics of Industrial Devices

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Discussing parasitic phenomena (unwanted, unforeseen, or limiting behaviors) rising from the dynamic behavior of real machines, this volume describes the potential causes and effects of these behaviors and provides indications that could minimize their influence on the mechanical system in question. Highlighting industrial devices in the manufacturing industry, including industrial indexing devices and industrial robots, it offers case studies, advanced models, design methods, and short examples of applications. The book is of critical importance for any manufacturing enterprise that produces significant amounts of objects through a process with one or more automated phases.

Systems Engineering for Microscale and Nanoscale Technologies

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Micro-scale and nano-scale technology developments have the potential to revolutionize smart and small systems. The application of systems-engineering methodologies that integrate standalone, small-scale technologies and interface them with macro-technologies to build useful systems is critical to realizing the potential of these technologies. Contributing to the knowledge base on SE principles for micro- and nano-technology integration, this book offers new approaches to developing smart systems. The text provides practical knowledge about the capabilities of micro- and nanotechnologies and how they interface with each other and with macro systems.

Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Handbook: Fabrication, Implementation, and Applications

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The Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Handbook: Two-Volume Set comprehensively captures the cross-disciplinary breadth of the fields of micro- and nanofluidics, which encompass the biological sciences, chemistry, physics and engineering applications. To fill the knowledge gap between engineering and the basic sciences, the editors pulled together key individuals, well known in their respective areas, to author chapters that help graduate students, scientists, and practicing engineers understand the overall area of microfluidics and nanofluidics. Topics covered include: Finite Volume Method for Numerical Simulation; Lattice Boltzmann Method and Its Applications in Microfluidics; Microparticle and Nanoparticle Manipulation; Methane Solubility Enhancement in Water Confined to Nanoscale Pores. Volume Two: Fabrication, Implementation, and Applications focuses on topics related to experimental and numerical methods. It also covers fabrication and applications in a variety of areas, from aerospace to biological systems. Reflecting the inherent nature of microfluidics and nanofluidics, the book includes as much interdisciplinary knowledge as possible. It provides the fundamental science background for newcomers and advanced techniques and concepts for experienced researchers and professionals.

Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Handbook: Chemistry, Physics, and Life Science Principles

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The Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Handbook: Two-Volume Set comprehensively captures the cross-disciplinary breadth of the fields of micro- and nanofluidics, which encompass the biological sciences, chemistry, physics and engineering applications. To fill the knowledge gap between engineering and the basic sciences, the editors pulled together key individuals, well known in their respective areas, to author chapters that help graduate students, scientists, and practicing engineers understand the overall area of microfluidics and nanofluidics. Topics covered include: Cell Lysis Techniques in Lab-on-a-Chip Technology; Electrodics in Electrochemical Energy Conversion Systems: Microstructure and Pore-Scale Transport; Microscale Gas Flow Dynamics and Molecular Models for Gas Flow and Heat Transfer; Microscopic Hemorheology and Hemodynamics. Covering physics and transport phenomena along with life sciences and related applications, Volume One: Chemistry, Physics, and Life Science Principles provides readers with the fundamental science background that is required for the study of microfluidics and nanofluidics. Both volumes include as much interdisciplinary knowledge as possible to reflect the inherent nature of this area, valuable to students and practitioners.

Bionanotechnology II: Global Prospects

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The impact and importance of nanotechnology continues to grow, and nanomedicine and biotechnology have become areas of increased development. Biomedical engineers who work with biological processes and structures must have a deeply rooted understanding of the role of bionanotechnology, a rapidly evolving sector of the nanotechnology field. Bionanotechnology II: Global Prospects, a follow-up to the editor’s highly successful first volume, contains 26 entirely new contributions that provide a broad survey of research shaping this critical field. With coverage of technical and nontechnical areas, the book offers representative reporting on a wide variety of activity from around the world. It discusses the role of nanotechnology in novel medical devices, bioanalytical technologies, and nanobiomaterials. Topics discussed include: Emerging microscale technologies; Bionanotech-based water treatment; Tissue engineering and drug delivery; Antimicrobial nanomaterials in the textile industry; Bionanotechnology applications in plants and agriculture. With contributions from researchers in Israel, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, Thailand, Argentina, the United Kingdom, and the United States, this volume presents a worldwide perspective on some of the critical areas shaping bionanotechnology today.

Computational Nanotechnology: Modeling and Applications with MATLAB®

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Written to help professionals, researchers, and students discover the challenges and opportunities associated with development of next-generation nanoscale computational nanotechnology, this book covers a broad range of technical information, research ideas, and practical knowledge regarding applications in this area. Offering thought-provoking perspective on the developments that are poised to revolutionize the field, the author explores both existing and future nanotechnology applications, which hold great promise for significant innovations in engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, and medicine.

Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Handbook: Fabrication, Implementation, and Applications

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The Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Handbook: Two-Volume Set comprehensively captures the cross-disciplinary breadth of the fields of micro- and nanofluidics, which encompass the biological sciences, chemistry, physics and engineering applications. To fill the knowledge gap between engineering and the basic sciences, the editors pulled together key individuals, well known in their respective areas, to author chapters that help graduate students, scientists, and practicing engineers understand the overall area of microfluidics and nanofluidics. Topics covered include Finite Volume Method for Numerical Simulation Lattice Boltzmann Method and Its Applications in Microfluidics Microparticle and Nanoparticle Manipulation Methane Solubility Enhancement in Water Confined to Nanoscale Pores Volume Two: Fabrication, Implementation, and Applications focuses on topics related to experimental and numerical methods. It also covers fabrication and applications in a variety of areas, from aerospace to biological systems. Reflecting the inherent nature of microfluidics and nanofluidics, the book includes as much interdisciplinary knowledge as possible. It provides the fundamental science background for newcomers and advanced techniques and concepts for experienced researchers and professionals.

Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Handbook (2 Volume Set)

Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Handbook (2 Volume Set)

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This 2-volume handbook discusses basic microbiology and chemistry related to microfluidics Explains fabrication techniques Emphasizes applications of microfluidics in the energy sector.  Further, the handbook describes micro-fuel cells and lab-on-a-chip; presents example tables, graphs, and equations covering physics and transport phenomena along with life sciences and related applications.

Volume One: Chemistry, Physics, and Life Science Principles provides readers with the fundamental science background that are required for the study of microfluidics and nanofluidics.

Volume Two: Fabrication, Implementation, and Applications focuses on topics related to experimental and numerical methods, followed by chapters on fabrications and other applications, ranging from aerospace to biological systems. Both volumes include as much interdisciplinary knowledge as possible to reflect the inherent nature of this area, making them valuable to students and practitioners.

Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Handbook: Chemistry, Physics, and Life Science Principles

List Price $179.95 / £109 Buy

The Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Handbook: Two-Volume Set comprehensively captures the cross-disciplinary breadth of the fields of micro- and nanofluidics, which encompass the biological sciences, chemistry, physics and engineering applications. To fill the knowledge gap between engineering and the basic sciences, the editors pulled together key individuals, well known in their respective areas, to author chapters that help graduate students, scientists, and practicing engineers understand the overall area of microfluidics and nanofluidics. Topics covered include - Cell Lysis Techniques in Lab-on-a-Chip Technology - Electrodics in Electrochemical Energy Conversion Systems: Microstructure and Pore-Scale Transport - Microscale Gas Flow Dynamics and Molecular Models for Gas Flow and Heat Transfer - Microscopic Hemorheology and Hemodynamics Covering physics and transport phenomena along with life sciences and related applications, Volume One: Chemistry, Physics, and Life Science Principles provides readers with the fundamental science background that is required for the study of microfluidics and nanofluidics. Both volumes include as much interdisciplinary knowledge as possible to reflect the inherent nature of this area, valuable to students and practitioners.

Metal Oxide Nanostructures as Gas Sensing Devices

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With an emphasis on gas (vapor) detection techniques using metal oxide nanomaterials, this book presents the complete list of nanostructured metal oxides and their syntheses. From aluminum to zinc, it analyzes metal oxides and their response to different gaseous (vapor) species. It also analyzes gaseous species from acetic acid to toluene. Numerous tables highlight the synthesis, operating range, responding gases, and response time of various metal oxides. The author details their nanostructures and shapes and explores active devices that use these materials, including future devices and gas sensing arrays such as e-nose.

Electrolytic In-Process Dressing (ELID) Technologies: Fundamentals and Applications

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A complete review of Electrolytic-In-Process Dressing (ELID) fundamentals and Applications, this book explains what ELID is and covers its development process since the early 90s from Japan. The author covers the basic fundamentals of ELID, the fundamentals of ELID grinding types, ELID grinding methods, ELID lap-grinding, ELID honing, ELID free form grinding, ultra.nanoprecision ELID, and Micro-ELID grinding. He examines hwo this process improves the surface characteristics of the processed peice, adn why it is more efficient and productive than polishing and lapping.

Clean Technology 2011: Bioenergy, Renewables, Storage, Grid, Waste and Sustainability

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NSTI’s Cleantech and Nanotech conferences have built a tradition of being the most prestigious forum in the world for leading scientists in the field, and Cleantech 2011 is no exception. Top contributors offer an up-to-date global perspective on the latest developments in clean technology. More than mere proceedings, these volumes cut across every scientific and engineering discipline to provide the most complete record of current accomplishments in this burgeoning area. Cleantech 2011 is also available on a CD-ROM, which also includes Nanotech, Microtech, and Bionanotech proceedings.

Nanotechnology 2011: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites

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NSTI's nanotechnology conferences have built a tradition of being the most prestigious forum in the world for leading nano scientists, and Nanotech 2011 is no exception. Top nano scientists offer an up-to-date global perspective on the latest developments in nanotechnology. More than mere proceedings, these volumes cut across every scientific and engineering discipline to provide the most complete record of current accomplishments in Nanotech. Information from past conferences has been compiled into authoritative and comprehensive compendiums and made available (along with pricing information) here on our site. Contents of the proceedings for this year's conference and expo are provided here as well. Nanotech proceedings are available in print and on the TechConnect World 2011 Proceedings CD-ROM, which also includes Cleantech, Microtech, Bionanotech proceedings.

Nanotechnology 2011: Electronics, Devices, Fabrication, MEMS, Fluidics and Computational

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NSTI's nanotechnology conferences have built a tradition of being the most prestigious forum in the world for leading nano scientists, and Nanotech 2011 is no exception. Top nano scientists offer an up-to-date global perspective on the latest developments in nanotechnology. More than mere proceedings, these volumes cut across every scientific and engineering discipline to provide the most complete record of current accomplishments in Nanotech. Information from past conferences has been compiled into authoritative and comprehensive compendiums and made available (along with pricing information) here on our site. Contents of the proceedings for this year's conference and expo are provided here as well. Nanotech proceedings are available in print and on the TechConnect World 2011 Proceedings CD-ROM, which also includes Cleantech, Microtech, Bionanotech proceedings.

Nanotechnology 2011: Bio Sensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy

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NSTI's nanotechnology conferences have built a tradition of being the most prestigious forum in the world for leading nano scientists, and Nanotech 2011 is no exception. Top nano scientists offer an up-to-date global perspective on the latest developments in nanotechnology. More than mere proceedings, these volumes cut across every scientific and engineering discipline to provide the most complete record of current accomplishments in Nanotech. Information from past conferences has been compiled into authoritative and comprehensive compendiums and made available (along with pricing information) here on our site. Contents of the proceedings for this year's conference and expo are provided here as well. Nanotech proceedings are available in print and on the TechConnect World 2011 Proceedings CD-ROM, which also includes Cleantech, Microtech, Bionanotech proceedings.

TechConnect World 2011 Proceedings: Nanotech, Clean Technology, Microtech, Bio Nanotech Proceedings DVD

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TechConnect World brings together more than 5,000 business and technical professionals, including leading researchers, buyers, entrepreneurs, corporate business developers, investors, service providers, commercialization/tech transfer officers, industry analysts and members of the media. TechConnect World conferences have built a tradition of being the most prestigious forum in the world for leading scientists in the field, and the 2011 gathering is no exception. Top contributors offer an up-to-date global perspective on the latest developments in Clean Technologies, Nanotechnologies, and Biotechnologies, with a mission to match innovative solutions to real-world technology challenges. Providing the most complete record of current accomplishments in this burgeoning area, information from past conferences has been compiled into authoritative and comprehensive compendiums and made available (along with pricing information) here on our site. Contents of the proceedings for this year's conferences and expos are also available.

Nanotech 2011: Technical Proceedings of the 2011 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo (Volumes 1-3)

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NSTI's nanotechnology conferences have built a tradition of being the most prestigious forum in the world for leading nano scientists, and Nanotech 2011 is no exception. Top nano scientists offer an up-to-date global perspective on the latest developments in nanotechnology. More than mere proceedings, these volumes cut across every scientific and engineering discipline to provide the most complete record of current accomplishments in Nanotech. Information from past conferences has been compiled into authoritative and comprehensive compendiums and made available (along with pricing information) here on our site. Contents of the proceedings for this year's conference and expo are provided here as well. Nanotech proceedings are available in print and on the TechConnect World 2011 Proceedings CD-ROM, which also includes Cleantech, Microtech, Bionanotech proceedings.

Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites

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A broad overview of multifunctional polymer nanocomposites, this book provides a systematic investigation of the topic. It brings to light their importance and the applications they offer. The book also examines new materials from the point of view of architects, interior designers, and designers, encouraging people to examine a new technology more closely, both critically and enthusiastically. This book is quite possibly the first of its kind to provide detailed and systemic progress on polymer nanocomposites from the multifunctional profile.

Nanosensors: Theory and Applications in Industry, Healthcare and Defense

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Nanosensors, sensing devices with at least one sensing dimension less than 100nm, have become instrumental for monitoring physical and chemical phenomena, detecting biochemicals in cellular organelles, and measuring nanoscopic particles in industrial processes. This book provides a guide to nanosensors. Inspired by his own experience with nanofiber-based gas sensors, the author explains the principles and applications of nanosensors for industry, healthcare, and defense. Each chapter presents an overview of the specific type of nanosensor and then describes the fundamental science that forms the basis of the sensing mechanism, fabrication techniques, and the specific nanosensor's detection.

Nanoscience Education, Workforce Training, and K-12 Resources

Nanoscience Education, Workforce Training, and K-12 Resources

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Designing for nano-aware individuals in both the public and private sectors, this volume - the first of its kind - provides a concise, readable resource on the nanoscience education and workforce development in the field. The first part of the book provides a historical perspective on the complexity of K-12 education communities, while presenting inspiring examples of successful changes, including a definition of nanotechnology and a broad evaluation of the global and national landscapes of the field. The second section, Teaching Nanotechnology, turns to the critical process of teaching K-12 students the skills to understand and evaluate emerging technologies they will encounter in the future. The third part investigates the current status of developed teaching materials with links to all resources, evaluating the U.S. model and comparing with others around the world. The last section considers plans of action, offering links to sustainable development tools. It is a book designed to enhance awareness, review the facts, and fabricate a platform from which to launch a plan.

Akhlesh Lakhtakia, one of the contributors to this volume, was recently featured on CNN in a discussion on solar energy.

Nanotechnology in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Nanotechnology in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

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Although nanotechnology applied to medicine has a potentially huge impact on drug delivery and tissue engineering, significant challenges need to be resolved before clinically viable nanomedicine or nanobiomedicine therapies will be available. Skillfully edited, with contributions from an expert panel of researchers, topics covered in Nanotechnology in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine include:

- Patterning of biomimetic substrates with AFM lithography, primarily focusing on DPN Nanotemplating polymer melts

- Nanotechnology-based approaches in teh treatment of injuries to tendons and ligaments

- Progress in the use of electrospinning processing techniques for fabricating nanofiber scaffolds for neural applications

- Nanotopography techniques for tissue-engineered scaffolds and the effects of nanotopography on cells and tissues

- Vertically aligned TiO2 nanotube surface structuring for optimization of Ti implants utilizing nanotechnology

- Applications origination from the harmony of nanotechnology to biological systems, especially for the regeneration in the nervous system

- Current understanding of the mechanisms by which cells sense nano-scale structure at the molecular level and how this understanding can be useful in developing novel antifouling materials

While there are books available on tissue engineering and nanotechnology and others about regenerative medicine, most do not comprehensively cover applications of nanotechnology to both these areas. Focusing chiefly on drug delivery, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine, the book uses an application-based approach to relate laboratory-based research to the development of technologies that can be readily adaptable to an industrial environment.

Carbon Nanotubes: Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites

Carbon Nanotubes: Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites

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From the Foreword, written by legendary nano-pioneer M. Meyyappan, Chief Scientist for Exploration Technology NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, USA:

"...There is a critical need for a book to summarize the status of the field but more importantly to lay out the principles behind the technology. This is what Professor Arvind Agarwal and his co-workers ... have done here."

Carbon Nanotubes: Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites reflects the authors' desire to share the benefits of nanotechnology with the masses by developing metal matrix carbon nanotube (MM-CNT) composites for large-scale applications. Multiwall carbon nanotubes can now be produced on a large scale and at a significantly reduced cost. The book explores potential applications and applies the author's own research to highlight critical developmental issues for different MM-CNT composites - and then outline novel solutions.

With this problem-solving approach, this book explores:

- Advantages, limitations, and the evolution of processing techniques used for MM-CNT composites

- Characterization techniques unique to the study of MM-CNT Composites - and the limitations of these methods

- Existing research on different MM-CNT composites, presented in useful tables that include composition, processing method, quality of CNT dispersion, and properties

- Micro-mechanical strengthening that results from adding CNT

- The applicability of micro-mechanics models in MM-CNT composites

- Significance of chemical stability of carbon nanotubes in the metal matrix as a function of processing, and its impact on CNT/metal interface and mechanical properties

- Computational studies that have not been sufficiently covered although they are essential to research and development

- The critical issue of CNT dispersion in the metal matrix, as well as a unique way to quantify CNT distribution and subsequently improve control of the processing parameters for obtaining improved properties.

Carbon Nanotubes: Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites paints a vivid picture of scientific and application achievements in this field. Exploring the mechanisms through which CNTs are enhancing the properties of different metal-based composites, the authors provide a roadmap to help researchers develop MM-CNT composites and choose potential materials for use in emerging areas of technology.

Advanced Polymer Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Surface Modifications

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Polymer latex particles continue to become increasingly important and numerous commercial applications. Advanced synthesis techniques are the key to developing new functionality for nanoparticles. These methods make it possible to tailor the size, chemical composition, or properties of these particles, as well as the molecular weight of the polymer chain as a whole, based on given requirements.

Advanced Polymer Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Surface Modifications summarizes important developments in the advanced synthesis and surface modification techniques to generate and mold polymer particles. This book explores the evolution and enhancement of processes such as emulsion, mini-emulsion, micro-emulsion, dispersion, suspension, inverse emulsion (in organic phase), and polymerization. Understanding these developments will enable the reader to optimize particle system design, giving rise to a greater application spectrum.

This book:

- Focuses on synthesis and characterization of particles with core-shell morphologies

- Details generation of nonspherical polymer particles using different synthetic routes

- Explores generation of specific architectures, such as block, star, graft, and gradient copolymer particles

The authors describe pH-responsive nanoparticles and smart, thermally responsive particles. They also cover surface tailoring of various organic and inorganic nanoparticles by polymers, as well as theoretical studies on the kinetics of controlled radical polymerization techniques. Condensing and evaluating current knowledge of the development of polymer nanoparticles, this reference will prove a valuable addition to the area of polymer latex technology. 

Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics

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Current concerns regarding greenhouse gas-related environmental effects, energy security, and the rising costs of fossil fuel-based energy has renewed interest in solar energy in general and photovoltaics in particular. Exploring state-of-the-art developments from a practical point of view, Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics exames issues in increasing efficiency, decreasing costs, and how these two goals can be achieved in a single photovoltaic device. It provides fundamental background and places research approaches within the proper physical context as related to photovoltaics performance enhancement.

The book reviews the applications of devices and their performance requirements, followed by coverage of thin films and advanced band structure concepts for obtaining efficiencies above the Shockley-Queisser single bandgap efficiency limit of ~31%. The editor and contributors also discuss the basic optical properties of nanostructured materials as related to photovoltaics applications and describes nanoscale optoelectronic device physics related to performance. They then explore recent literature in the application of various classes of nanostructures to photovoltaics. The book covers solar cells based on hybrid organic-inorganic nanocomposites structures, quantum wells, nanowires/tubes, and quantum dots. It also discusses the use of nanoparticles/quantum dots to enhance the performance for conventional solar cells and luminescent solar concentrators.

Each chapter summarizes the historical development for the nanostructure class under consideration, applications beyond photovoltaics, and the major synthetic methods, followed by a critique of leading works that have employed the particular nanostructure type. The book examines the advantages of each nanostructure approach and the reminaing technical challenges, with an emphasis on possible future areas of research interest. It concludes with symmary of the major processing approaches and challenges of using the various nanostrcutures to photovoltaics applications, focusing on future scale-up and nanomanufacturing issues. Many books cover photovoltaics and many others nanotechnology -- it is the coverage of both in one resource that sets this book apart.

VLSI Micro- and Nanophotonics: Science, Technology, and Applications

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There is a significant difference between VLSI (very large scale integration) micro/nanoelectronics and VLSI micro/nanophotonics. This book is about the latter, which is meant to define photonic devices, circuits and subsystems in small sizes reaching down in scale from micron, submicron, nano-scale, and quantum-scale dimensions. This book examines issues concerning three essential steps in this technology: miniaturization, interconnection, and integration of microphotonic devices, circuits and systems in micron or submicron scale. It highlights the technology's advantages with respect to size as well as its ability to offer new and unexplored functions toward new applications.

Nanocrystal Quantum Dots, Second Edition

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Reflecting recent advancements in colloidal nanocrystals and quantum-confined nanostructures, this second edition focuses on the semiconductor nanocrystals known as nanocrystal quantum dots. Gathering contributions from leading researchers, this edition includes new chapters on carrier multiplication (generation of multiexcitons by single photons), doping of semiconductor nanocrystals, and applications of nanocrystals in biology. The book also covers synthesis and assembly, spectroscopy of inter- and intraband optical transitions, single-nanocrystal optical and tunneling of spectroscopy, transport properties, and nanocrystal applications in photovoltaics, light emitting technologies, lasing, bioimaging, and biosensing.

Computational Electronics: Semi-Classical and Quantum Device Modeling and Simulation

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Covering classical and quantum transport approaches, this work delivers the simulation methods needed for proper modeling of new nanoscale devices. The first part is dedicated to semi-classical transport methods, including drift-diffusion, hydrodynamic, and Monte Carlo methods for solving the Boltzmann transport equation. Details are given regarding numerical implementation and as appropriate, sample codes are provided to serve as templates for sophisticated simulation software. The second part is dedicated to quantum transport approaches. It introduces the density gradient method, quantum hydrodynamics, and the concept of effective potentials used to account for quantum-mechanical space quantization effects in particle-based simulators.

Digital Microfluidic Biochips: Design Automation and Optimization

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Microfluidics-based biochips combine electronics with biochemistry for newly emerging application areas such as point-of-care medical diagnostics, on-chip DNA analysis, automated drug discovery, and protein crystallization. This book envisions an automated design flow for microfluidic biochips. It offers newly designed automation solutions for problems unique to digital microfluidics. The authors provide a comprehensive methodology for the automated design, test, and use of robust and low-cost manufactured digital microfluidic systems. Using real-life biossays as examples, they offer a comprehensive set of practical methodologies and tools for chip design and manufacture.

Nanotechnology 2009 CD ROM: Technical Proceedings of the 2009 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, Volumes 1-3 CD ROM

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These proceedings from the 2009 NSTI Nanotech conference provide the most prestigious forum in the world for leading nano scientists. Now available on CD-ROM, the papers from the three-volume set create the most authoritative and comprehensive compendium available across all of nanotechnology. Exploring cutting-edge research and applications, this CD includes the latest information on industrial development, investments, and ventures.

Clean Technology 2010 CD ROM: Technical Proceedings of the 2010 Clean Technology Conference and Trade Show

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The thirteenth annual Nanotech 2010, the premier nanotechnology conference and trade show will take place June 21-25, 2010 in Anaheim, California. The largest and most comprehensive nanotechnology event in the US, Nanotech 2010 will host over 5,000 attendees, 350 exhibitors, 900 business & research presentations, and 200+ Nanotech Ventures.

Nanotechnology 2010 CD ROM: Technical Proceedings for the 2010 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo (Volumes 1-3)

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The thirteenth annual Nanotech 2010, the premier nanotechnology conference and trade show taking place in June 21-25 in Anaheim, California. The largest and most comprehensive nanotechnology event in the US, Nanotech 2010 will host over 5,000 attendees, 350 exhibitors, 900 business & research presentations, and 200+ Nanotech Ventures.

Clean Technology 2010: Bioenergy, Renewables, Storage, Grid, Waste, and Sustainability; Technical Proceedings of the 2010 Clean Technology Conference and Expo

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The thirteenth anual Nanotech 2010, the premier nanotechnology & clean techn ology conference and trade show will take place June 21-29, 2010 in Anaheim, California. The largest and most comprehensive nanotechnology & clean technology even t in the US, nanotech 2010 will host over 5,000 attendees, 350 exhibitors, 900 business & research presentations, and 200+ Nanotech Ventures.

Nanotech 2010: Technical Proceedings of the 2010 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo (Volumes 1-3)

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The thirteenth annual Nanotech 2010, the premier nanotechnology conference and trade show will take place June 21-25, 2010 in Ahaheim, California. The largest and most comprehensive nanotechnology event in the US, Nanotech 2010 will host over 5,000 attendees, 350 exhibitors, 900 business & research presentation, and 200+ Nanotech Ventures.

Nanotechnology 2010: Biofuels, Renewable Energy, Coatings and Compact Modeling; Technical Proceedings of the 2010 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo (Volume 3)

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The thirteenth annual Nanotech 2010, the premier nanotechnology conference and trade show will take place June 21-25, 2010. The largest and most comprehensive nanotechnology eevnt in the US, Nanotech 2010 will host over 5,000 attendees, 350 exhibitors, 900 business & research presentations, and 200+ Nanotech Ventures.

Nanotechnology 2010: Life Sciences, Medicine, Diagnostics, Bio Materials and Composites; Technical Proceedings of the 2010 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo (Volume 2)

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The thirteenth annual Nanotech 2010, the premier nanotechnology conference and trade show taking place June 21-25, 2009 in  Anaheim, California. The largest and most comprehensive nanotechnology event in the US, Nanotech 2010 wil host over 5000 attendees, 350 exhibitors, 900 business & research presentations, and 200+ Nanotech Ventures.

Nanotechnology 2010: Fabrication, Particles, Characterization, MEMs, Electronics and Photonics; Technical Proceedings of the 2010 NSTI Nanotechnology

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The thirteenth annual Nanotech 2010, the premier nanotechnology conference and trade show taking place June 21-25, 2010 in Anaheim, California. The largest and most comprehensive nanotechnology event in the US, Nanotech 2010 will host over 5,000 attendeeds, 350 exhibitors, 900 business & research presentations, and 200+ Nanotech Ventures.

Microrobotics: Methods and Applications

Microrobotics: Methods and Applications

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From conception to realization, Microrobotics: Methods and Applications covers all aspects of miniaturized systems that physically interact and manipulate objects at the microscale. It provides a solid understanding of this multidisciplinary field, which combines areas of materials science, mechanical engineering, and applied physics.

Requiring no formal prerequisites, the book begins by introducing basic results from the strength of materials, mechanics, and applied physics. After forming this foundation, the author describes various flexure systems, actuators, and sensors as well as fabrication techniques relevant for microrobots. He then explores applications of microrobotics in medicine, materials science, and other areas. Numerous exercises encourage hands-on appreciation of the content and ancillary materials are available on a companion website.

Focusing on design-oriented multidisciplinary activities, this text describes how to implement various methods for solving microrobotics problems and designing mechanical systems at the microscale. With a broad overview of the current state of the art from research and industry perspectives, the book envisions the future of microrobotics and explores its potential contributions to technology.

 

Optical Waveguides: From Theory to Applied Technologies

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Although the theory and principles of optical waveguides have been established for more than a century, the technologies have only been realized in recent decades. Optical Waveguides: From Theory to Applied Technologies combines the most relevant aspects of waveguide theory with the study of current detailed waveguiding technologies, in particular, photonic devices, telecommunication applications, and biomedical optics.

With self-contained chapters written by well-known specialists, the book features both fundamentals and applications. The first three chapters examine the theoretical foundations and bases of planar optical waveguides as well as critical optical properties such as birefringence and nonlinear optical phenomena. The next several chapters focus on contemporary waveguiding technologies that include photonic devices and telecommunications. The book concludes with discussions on additional technological applications, including biomedical optical waveguides and the potential of neutron waveguides.

As optical waveguides play an increasing part in modern technology, photonics will become to the 21st century what electronics were to the 20th century. Offering both novel insights for experienced professionals and introductory material for novices, this book facilitates a better understanding of the new information era-the photonics century.

 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering

Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering

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Our civilization owes its most significant milestones to our use of materials. Metals gave us better agriculture and eventually the industrial revolution, silicon gave us the digital revolution, and we're just beginning to see what carbon nanotubes will give us. Taking a fresh, interdisciplinary look at the field, Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering emphasizes the importance of materials to engineering applications and builds the basis needed to select, modify, or create materials to meet specific criteria.

The most outstanding feature of this text is the author's unique and engaging application-oriented approach. Beginning each chapter with a real-life example, an experiment, or several interesting facts, Yip-Wah Chung wields an expertly crafted treatment with which he entertains and motivates as much as he informs and educates. He links the discipline to the life sciences and includes modern developments such as nanomaterials, polymers, and thin films while working systematically from atomic bonding and analytical methods to crystalline, electronic, mechanical, and magnetic properties as well as ceramics, corrosion, and phase diagrams.

Woven among the interesting examples, stories, and Chinese folk tales is a rigorous yet approachable mathematical and theoretical treatise. This makes Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering an effective tool for anyone needing a strong background in materials science for a broad variety of applications.

 New Materials, Processes, and Methods Technology

New Materials, Processes, and Methods Technology

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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, have expanded upon trial-and-error criteria into methodical, multi-dimensional approaches to materials selection.

An invaluable resource that analyzes materials from a microscopic perspective as well as a macroscopic standpoint, New Materials, Processes, and Methods Technology is a practical guide to matching and applying the material or materials with the right combination of properties in order to meet your design and service conditions. The book presents an update of existing materials and processes as well as newly developed materials that have been invented or changed by innovative techniques within the past decade. It details recent research, various analytical methods, key material and design considerations, fabrication methods, and developmental processes. Each section covers a material or material-family and the techniques required for practical applications.

Anticipating future trends and prospects, the book also examines the foundations to several innovative technologies, including the potential of tailor-made materials, various types of fuel cells, and the properties of FGMs in current and future metallic and non-metallic systems and models. In its final chapter, the book highlights processes that are poised for production as well as prospects still in experimentation and testing phases. New Materials, Processes, and Methods Technology provides today's scientists, technicians, and engineering departments devoted to resolving application requirements with performance properties using a well-executed material selection process.

 Smart Technology Demonstrators and Devices 2001

Smart Technology Demonstrators and Devices 2001

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In recent years there have been many significant advances in smart technologies. To assess this progress, to promote new concepts, and to aid the transfer of technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace, a unique conference was held in December 2001in Edinburgh, Scotland. Smart Technology Demonstrators and Devices 2001, a cross-platform CD-ROM, presents the proceedings of this conference with full search facilities and amateur video footage of some exciting applications. Sponsored by the Army Research Laboratory's European Research Office, the European Office for Aerospace Research and Development, the Office of Naval Research's International Field Office, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and the Royal Aeronautical Society, the conference covered novel engineering structures and materials, MEMS, nanoscale systems, biomimetics, smart/intelligent composites, smart sensors, ER/MR fluids, polymers and polymeric gels, adaptive materials, vibration and sound control, and intelligent signal processing.

Introduction to Spintronics

Introduction to Spintronics

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Using spin to replace or augment the role of charge in signal processing devices, computing systems and circuits may improve speed, power consumption, and device density in some cases-making the study of spinone of the fastest-growing areas in micro- and nanoelectronics. With most of the literature on the subject still highly advanced and heavily theoretical, the demand for a practical introduction to the concepts relating to spin has only now been filled.

Explains effects such as giant magnetoresistance, the subject of the 2007 Nobel Prize in physics

Introduction to Spintronics is an accessible, organized, and progressive presentation of the quantum mechanical concept of spin. The authors build a foundation of principles and equations underlying the physics, transport, and dynamics of spin in solid state systems. They explain the use of spin for encoding qubits in quantum logic processors; clarify how spin-orbit interaction forms the basis for certain spin-based devices such as spintronic field effect transistors; and discuss the effects of magnetic fields on spin-based device performance.

Covers active hybrid spintronic devices, monolithic spintronic devices, passive spintronic devices, and devices based on the giant magnetoresistance effect

The final chapters introduce the burgeoning field of spin-based reversible logic gates, spintronic embodiments of quantum computers, and other topics in quantum mechanics that have applications in spintronics. An Introduction to Spintronics provides the knowledge and understanding of the field needed to conduct independent research in spintronics.

Smart Biosensor Technology

Smart Biosensor Technology

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Synergy is the key to creating more intelligent biosensors. Engineers develop smaller, more integrated technologies; biologists and chemists develop increasingly selective and sensitive sensor elements; material scientists develop ways to bring it all together. However, most books focus only on the chemistry aspects of biosensor technologies. With a multidisciplinary perspective, Smart Biosensor Technology examines the design, applications, and future directions of this rapidly evolving field.

This book collects contributions from leading specialists in a variety of scientific and engineering disciplines involved in different aspects of biosensor design and technology. Five broad sections provide a systematic structure that builds progressively from key concepts to emerging technologies and future directions. Following an introduction to the fundamental characteristics and functions of the underlying technologies, two sections explore the role materials play in developing smart biosensors. Next, the editors devote an entire section to bioelectronics with a focus on a biophotonic material called bacteriorhodopsin and its application to photoelectric biosensing, chemical sensing, and color imaging. They also present design and fabrication of new bioelectronic sensing arrays on flexible substrates. The final section explores a variety of smart biosensor applications in detecting food pathogens, monitoring toxicity, and detecting allergens and viruses.

Building a solid background in the underlying technologies and demonstrating how to apply this knowledge to solve real problems, Smart Biosensor Technology is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary guide to extending the capabilities of biosensors for a broad range of fields.

Sensors, Nanoscience, Biomedical Engineering, and Instruments

Sensors, Nanoscience, Biomedical Engineering, and Instruments

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In two editions spanning more than a decade, The Electrical Engineering Handbook stands as the definitive reference to the multidisciplinary field of electrical engineering. Our knowledge continues to grow, and so does the Handbook. For the third edition, it has expanded into a set of six books carefully focused on a specialized area or field of study. Each book represents a concise yet definitive collection of key concepts, models, and equations in its respective domain, thoughtfully gathered for convenient access.

Sensors, Nanoscience, Biomedical Engineering, and Instruments provides thorough coverage of sensors, materials and nanoscience, instruments and measurements, and biomedical systems and devices, including all of the basic information required to thoroughly understand each area. It explores the emerging fields of sensors, nanotechnologies, and biological effects. Each article includes defining terms, references, and sources of further information.

Encompassing the work of the world's foremost experts in their respective specialties, Sensors, Nanoscience, Biomedical Engineering, and Instruments features the latest developments, the broadest scope of coverage, and new material on multisensor data fusion and MEMS and NEMS.

Handbook of Nanoscience, Engineering, and Technology - Second Edition

Handbook of Nanoscience, Engineering, and Technology - Second Edition

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The ability to study and manipulate matter at the nanoscale is the defining feature of 21st-century science. The first edition of the standard-setting Handbook of Nanoscience, Engineering, and Technology saw the field through its infancy. Reassembling the preeminent team of leading scientists and researchers from all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology along with several new pioneers, this second edition will guide the field through its burgeoning adolescence.

The phenomenal growth and staggering variety of applications of nanotechnology prevent any reference from providing a complete picture of the field. Instead, this edition surveys the most important areas, the most promising technologies, and the fastest-growing developments of current interest. In particular, it discusses fundamental theory of molecular and nanoelectronics, advanced fabrication technologies, modeling and simulation results, and novel molecular and nanoelectronic devices.

New chapters in the Second Edition explore… - The story of how the National Nanotechnology Initiative was born, where it is now, and where it is going - Molecular computing and processing platforms - Spin field effect transistors - Moletronics and spintronics - Nanoarchitectonics - Molecular machines - Magnetic manipulation applications in biomedical science - Biological- and chemical-mediated self-assembly - Nanomanufacturing - Nanotextile technologies - Nanofluidics for cell biology - Carbon nanostructures and nanocomposites - Accelerated design tools for nanophotonic devices - Nanoparticles for drug delivery

Remaining the definitive reference for nano researchers around the world, the Handbook of Nanoscience, Engineering, and Technology, Second Edition provides the signposts for blazers of the nano trail.

Smart Biosensor Technology

Smart Biosensor Technology

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Synergy is the key to creating more intelligent biosensors. Engineers develop smaller, more integrated technologies; biologists and chemists develop increasingly selective and sensitive sensor elements; material scientists develop ways to bring it all together. However, most books focus only on the chemistry aspects of biosensor technologies. With a multidisciplinary perspective, Smart Biosensor Technology examines the design, applications, and future directions of this rapidly evolving field.

This book collects contributions from leading specialists in a variety of scientific and engineering disciplines involved in different aspects of biosensor design and technology. Five broad sections provide a systematic structure that builds progressively from key concepts to emerging technologies and future directions. Following an introduction to the fundamental characteristics and functions of the underlying technologies, two sections explore the role materials play in developing smart biosensors. Next, the editors devote an entire section to bioelectronics with a focus on a biophotonic material called bacteriorhodopsin and its application to photoelectric biosensing, chemical sensing, and color imaging. They also present design and fabrication of new bioelectronic sensing arrays on flexible substrates. The final section explores a variety of smart biosensor applications in detecting food pathogens, monitoring toxicity, and detecting allergens and viruses.

Building a solid background in the underlying technologies and demonstrating how to apply this knowledge to solve real problems, Smart Biosensor Technology is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary guide to extending the capabilities of biosensors for a broad range of fields.

Sensors, Nanoscience, Biomedical Engineering, and Instruments

Sensors, Nanoscience, Biomedical Engineering, and Instruments

List Price $97.95 / £61.99 Buy

In two editions spanning more than a decade, The Electrical Engineering Handbook stands as the definitive reference to the multidisciplinary field of electrical engineering. Our knowledge continues to grow, and so does the Handbook. For the third edition, it has expanded into a set of six books carefully focused on a specialized area or field of study. Each book represents a concise yet definitive collection of key concepts, models, and equations in its respective domain, thoughtfully gathered for convenient access.

Sensors, Nanoscience, Biomedical Engineering, and Instruments provides thorough coverage of sensors, materials and nanoscience, instruments and measurements, and biomedical systems and devices, including all of the basic information required to thoroughly understand each area. It explores the emerging fields of sensors, nanotechnologies, and biological effects. Each article includes defining terms, references, and sources of further information.

Encompassing the work of the world's foremost experts in their respective specialties, Sensors, Nanoscience, Biomedical Engineering, and Instruments features the latest developments, the broadest scope of coverage, and new material on multisensor data fusion and MEMS and NEMS.

Sensors, Nanoscience, Biomedical Engineering, and Instruments

Sensors, Nanoscience, Biomedical Engineering, and Instruments

List Price $97.95 / £61.99 Buy

In two editions spanning more than a decade, The Electrical Engineering Handbook stands as the definitive reference to the multidisciplinary field of electrical engineering. Our knowledge continues to grow, and so does the Handbook. For the third edition, it has expanded into a set of six books carefully focused on a specialized area or field of study. Each book represents a concise yet definitive collection of key concepts, models, and equations in its respective domain, thoughtfully gathered for convenient access.

Sensors, Nanoscience, Biomedical Engineering, and Instruments provides thorough coverage of sensors, materials and nanoscience, instruments and measurements, and biomedical systems and devices, including all of the basic information required to thoroughly understand each area. It explores the emerging fields of sensors, nanotechnologies, and biological effects. Each article includes defining terms, references, and sources of further information.

Encompassing the work of the world's foremost experts in their respective specialties, Sensors, Nanoscience, Biomedical Engineering, and Instruments features the latest developments, the broadest scope of coverage, and new material on multisensor data fusion and MEMS and NEMS.