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Nanotechnology: Business Applications and Commercialization

Nanotechnology: Business Applications and Commercialization

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Nanotechnology: Business Applications and Commercialization is a guide for businesses, investors, and research universities who want to bring nanotechnology products to the commercial market. Showing how academia and business can partner to commercialize nanomaterial research, it delineates business aspects for scientists and highlights opportunities for business professionals.

Some of the key topics covered include:

  • Questions to ask before writing a business plan
  • Products consumers are currently using
  • Grant and funding options
  • Standardization that will affect domestic and international production
  • Dangers that must be managed to ensure the safety of nanotechnology
  • Commercialization centers and organizations that provide support
  • Barriers to nanotechnology commercialization
  • Competitive factors that can help bring the international economy more stability
  • Areas where nanotechnology is expanding

This timely book outlines how to harness nanotechnology innovations through the application of strong business principles, drive the standards and development, and take the knowledge to the commercial level with business applications. Filled with case studies and useful resources, it helps readers bridge the "valley of death"—the gap period in capital financing that exists between research and the market adoption of new technologies.

 

 

Particle Technology and Applications

Particle Technology and Applications

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With peer-reviewed chapters written by a select group of academic and industry experts, the book provides examples of particle technology and its advanced industrial applications. It includes the necessary scientific background of particle technology as well as relevant technological details of the application areas. This helps readers grasp specific details of the applied technology, since the advanced particle technology can directly or synergistically have an impact on outcomes, such as the development of a targeted functional material, enhancement of existing processing techniques, and modification of the properties of existing materials.

Presenting a consistent scientific treatment of all topics, this comprehensive yet accessible book covers a variety of practical applications and relevant theoretical foundation of particle science and technology. It will help readers tackle new challenges in process and product development and create new methodologies in the clean technology sector

Inorganic Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Applications, and Perspectives

Inorganic Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Applications, and Perspectives

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Among the various nanomaterials, inorganic nanoparticles are extremely important in modern technologies. They can be easily and cheaply synthesized and mass produced, and for this reason, they can also be more readily integrated into applications.


Inorganic Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Applications, and Perspectives presents an overview of these special materials and explores the myriad ways in which they are used. It addresses a wide range of topics, including:

  • Application of nanoparticles in magnetic storage media
  • Use of metal and oxide nanoparticles to improve performance of oxide thin films as conducting media in commercial gas and vapor sensors
  • Advances in semiconductors for light-emitting devices and other areas related to the energy sector, such as solar energy and energy storage devices (fuel cells, rechargeable batteries, etc.)
  • The expanding role of nanosized particles in the field of catalysis, art conservation, and biomedicine

Assembling work from an array of experts at the top of their respective fields, this book delivers a useful analysis of the vast scope of existing and potential applications for inorganic nanoparticles. Versatile as either a professional research resource or textbook, this effective tool elucidates fundamentals and current advances associated with design, characterization, and application development of this promising and ever-evolving device.

 

Bionanotechnology: Global Prospects

Bionanotechnology: Global Prospects

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As the impact and importance of nanotechnology continues to grow, nanomedicine and biotechnology have become areas of increased development. Drug delivery by nanoparticulates and nanocoatings for medicial devices are among the many new techniques on the horizon.

Years from now we will laugh at the approaches to treating disease we currently consider state of the art. To prepare for the future of medicine, biomedical engineers must have a deeply rooted understanding of the role of bionanotechnology.

 

 Nanotechnology and the Environment

Nanotechnology and the Environment

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While nanotechnology research is booming, increased nanofabrication also results in greater environmental implications of pollutant effects from these emerging industries. Nanotechnology and the Environment provides a fundamental understanding of the properties of nanoscale materials and the implications for worker safety and the environment. This book presents a comprehensive overview of developing environmental regulations and the implications for possible human health and environmental effects. Offering cohesive and authoritative coverage of the limitations of nanotechnology, this text also discusses the current and potential use of nanomaterials for environmental remediation.

Nanotechnology 2009: Biofuels, Renewable Energy, Coatings, Fluidics and Compact Modeling Technical Proceedings of the 2009 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, Volume 3

Nanotechnology 2009: Biofuels, Renewable Energy, Coatings, Fluidics and Compact Modeling Technical Proceedings of the 2009 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, Volume 3

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These proceedings from the 2009 NSTI Nanotech conference provide the most prestigious forum in the world for leading nano scientists. The papers from the conference have been compiled into three volumes to create the most authoritative and comprehensive compendium available across all of nanotechnology. Including the latest information on industrial development, investments, and ventures, each volume explores cutting-edge research and applications. Volume III covers photonics, nanowires, lab-on-a-chip, nanofluidics, MEMS, and NEMS. This volume also explores the modeling and simulation of microsystems, computational nanoscience, and compact modeling. <p>

Handbook of Surface and Interface Analysis: Methods for Problem-Solving  [2nd Edition]

Handbook of Surface and Interface Analysis: Methods for Problem-Solving [2nd Edition]

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The original Handbook of Surface and Interface Analysis: Methods for Problem-Solving was based on the authors’ firm belief that characterization and analysis of surfaces should be conducted in the context of problem solving and not be based on the capabilities of any individual technique. Now, a decade later, trends in science and technology appear to have validated their assertions.

Major instrumental assets are generally funded and maintained as central facilities to help potential users make informed decisions about their appropriate use in solving analytical problem(s). Building on the popular first edition, this long-awaited second edition was motivated by the increasingly common industry view that it is more cost-effective to contract out analytical services than to maintain in-house facilities. Guided by that trend, this book focuses on developing strategic thinking for those who decide which facilities to access and where to subcontract analytical work. It covers most of the major tactical issues that are relevant at the location in which data are being produced.

New information in Handbook of Surface and Interface Analysis: Methods for Problem-Solving--Second Edition includes:

  • Electron-optical imaging techniques and associated analytical methods
  • Techniques based on synchrotron sources
  • Convenient and versatile scanning probe group methods
  • Scanning tunneling microscopy, biocompatible materials, and nano-structured materials

Assessing benefits and limitations of different methodologies, this volume provides the essential physical basis and common modes of operation for groups of techniques. Exploring methods for characterization and analysis of particular types of materials and/or their relevant applications—the text synergizes traditional and novel ideas to help readers develop a versatile and rational approach to surface and interface analysis.

 

Computer Arithmetics for Nanoelectronics

Computer Arithmetics for Nanoelectronics

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  • Emphasizes the Basic Principles of Computational Arithmetic and Computational Structure Design -- Taking an interdisciplinary approach to the nanoscale generation of computer devices and systems, Computer Arithmetics for Nanoelectronics develops a consensus between computational properties provided by data structures and phenomenological properties of nano and molecular technology.
  • Covers All Stages of the Design Cycle, from Task Formulation to Molecular-Based Implementation -- The book introduces the theoretical base and properties of various data structures, along with techniques for their manipulation, optimization, and implementation. It also assigns the computational properties of logic design data structures to 3D structures, furnishes information-theoretical measures and design aspects, and discusses the testability problem. The last chapter presents a nanoscale prospect for natural computing based on assorted computing paradigms from nature.
  • Balanced Coverage of State-of-the-Art Concepts, Techniques, and Practices --  Up-to-date, comprehensive, and pragmatic in its approach, this text provides a unified overview of the relationship between the fundamentals of digital system design, computer architectures, and micro- and nanoelectronics.

 

 Clean Technology 2008: Bio Energy,  Renewables, Green Building, Smart Grid, Storage, and Water

Clean Technology 2008: Bio Energy, Renewables, Green Building, Smart Grid, Storage, and Water

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These proceedings from the 2008 CTSI conference provide the most prestigious forum in the world for leading clean tech scientists.  The papers from the conference have been compiled into one easy-to-use resource to create the most authoritative and comprehensive compendium available across all of clean technology.  This book covers bioenergy fuels, photovoltaics, wind energy, geothermal energy, green buildings, smart grid, fuel cells, hydrogen technology, green chemistry, sustainable industry practices, storage technologies, and energy policies. 

Nanotechnology 2008: (3 Volume Set)

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These proceedings from the 2008 NSTI Nanotech conference provide the most prestigious forum in the world for leading nano scientists.  The papers from the conference have been compiled into three volumes to create the most authoritative and comprehensive compendium available across all of nanotechnology.  Including the latest information on industrial development, investments, and ventures, each volume explores cutting-edge research and applications.

Nanotechnology 2008: Microsystems, Photonics, Sensors, Fluidics, Modeling and Simulation - Volume 3

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These proceedings from the 2008 NSTI Nanotech conference provide the most prestigious forum in the world for leading nano scientists.  The papers from the conference have been compiled into three volumes to create the most authoritative and comprehensive compendium available  across all of nanotechnology.  Including the latest information on industrial development, investments, and ventures, each volume explores cutting-edge research and applications.  Volume III covers photonics, nanowires, lab-on-a-chip, nanofluidics, MEMS, and NEMS.  This volume also explores the modeling and simulation of microsystems, computational nanoscience, and compact modeling. 

Nanotechnology 2008: Life Sciences, Medicine, and Bio Materials - Volume 2

Nanotechnology 2008: Life Sciences, Medicine, and Bio Materials - Volume 2

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These proceedings from the 2008 NSTI Nanotech conference provide the most prestigious forum in the world for leading nano scientists.  The papers from the conference have been compiled into three volumes to create the most authoritative and comprehensive compendium available across all of nanotechnology.  Including the latest information on industrial development, investments, and ventures, each volume explores cutting-edge research and applications.  Volume II covers various aspects of cancer treatment, biomarkers, nanoparticles, drug delivery systems, nanobiotechnology, nanomedicine, nanoneurology, sensors, and soft nanotechnology.

 Nanotechnology 2008: Materials, Fabrication, Particles, and Characterization - Volume 1

Nanotechnology 2008: Materials, Fabrication, Particles, and Characterization - Volume 1

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These proceedings from the 2008 NSTI Nanotech conference provide the most prestigious forum in the world for leading nano scientists.  The papers from the conference have been compiled into three volumes to create the most authoritative and comprehensive compendium available across all of nanotechnology.  Including the latest information on industrial development, investments, and ventures, each volume explores cutting-edge research and applications.  Volume I covers structures, materials, surfaces, fabrication, nanolithography, characterization, along with various novel applications.  This volume also examines worldwide research initiatives and education policies. 

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

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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 nano-research scientists and engineers who share their ideas, experiences, perceptions, and beliefs about their work, humanity, nature, change, and the future of the world with nanotechnology. Precisely because of the unknowable nature of nanotechnology research and development, conscientious foresight and ethical reflection are warranted every step of the way. Not only do nanotechnology research and development represent enormous financial commitments, but they also require a profound leap of faith regarding its possible outcomes. Using these conversations as the basis of reflection and deliberation, the author explores the possible significance of nanotechnology to humanity and how it might be pursued conscientiously and ethically.

Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - 6 Volume Set

Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - 6 Volume Set

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Placing specialists at the forefront of the nanoscience revolution, this reference identifies current challenges and development paths sure to influence fields ranging from materials and surface science, chemistry, and biomedicine to computer technology, information processing, and mechanical, optical, and electrical engineering-examining the design, application, and utilization of devices, techniques, and technologies critical to research at atomic, molecular, and macromolecular levels ranging from 1-100 nanometers.

 CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 88th Edition

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 88th Edition

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The CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 88th Edition continues to offer the most authoritative, up-to-date data to scientists around the world. This edition contains NEW tables on Properties of Ionic Liquids, Solubilities of Hydrocarbons in Sea Water, Solubility of Organic Compounds in Superheated Water, and Nutritive Value of Foods. I

t also updates many tables including Critical Constants, Heats of Vaporization, Aqueous Solubility of Organic Compounds, Vapor Pressure of Mercury, Scientific Abbreviations and Symbols, and Bond Dissociation Energies. The 88th Edition also presents a new Foreword written by Dr. Harold Kroto, a 1996 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry.

Technical Proceedings of the 2007 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Nanotech 2007 (4 Volume Set)

Technical Proceedings of the 2007 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Nanotech 2007 (4 Volume Set)

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Stay Current with the Progress and Promise of Nano. NSTI's annual nanotechnology conference continues to provide the most prestigious forum in the world for leading nano scientists, and Nanotech 2007 is proving no exception. At this year's conference, the world's top nano scientists will come together to offer an up-to-date global perspective on the progress and promise of nanotechnology. This information has been compiled into four volumes to create the most authoritative and comprehensive compendium now available across all of nanotechnology. Including the latest information on industrial development, investments, and ventures, each volume explores cutting-edge research and applications. Collected into its own volume for the first time, the papers from Cleantech 2007 cut across every scientific and engineering discipline to address those issues relevant to maintaining and improving the sustainability of our planet. An abridged selection of these papers is also included as part of Nanotech 2007, Vol. 4. Engineers, environmental scientists, biomedical and life science professionals will all find that their varied interests are covered in the specific volumes of NSTI Nanotech 2007, which can be purchased individually. Those wanting a complete resource covering all of nanotechnology will want to consider the complete set of four volumes which is listed here.

Nanotechnology: The Business

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There are many issues surrounding a new business, especially when it is based on a new technology. Nanotechnology: The Business provides practical guidelines for starting and running a nanotechnology business. Exploring the relationship between new technology development and the creation of new businesses, this book presents an in-depth discussion of available business structures, business plans, financing issues and approaching, finding facilities and employees, budgeting, and other operational issues. The text also addresses such topics as management, dealing with investors, obtaining patents, business ethics, record keeping, marketing, growth, downsizing, and exit strategies.

Nanotechnology: Education and Workforce Developement

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Designed for nano-aware individuals in both the public and private sectors, this volume - the first of its kind -- is designed to provide a concise readable resource on education and work development in the field.  Part one provides an historical perspective including a definition of nanotechnology and a broad evaluation of the global and national landscapes of the field.  Part two investigates the current status, evaluating the US model and comparing it to other models around the world. Part three considers plans of action that will prove to be sustainable.  It is a book designed to enhance awareness, review the facts, and fabricate a platform from which planning can be launched.

Nanotechnology: The Future

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The future of nanotechnology is being created by gifted thinkers who inspire great visions. Once such a vision becomes part of the social fabric of understanding, it becomes an attractor, or future events toward which we are drawn. Knowing these endpoints creates a development path for future accomplishments. Using this attractionary futuristics approach, Nanotechnology: The Future presents a comprehensive model of what the future of nanotechnology will look like by examining attractors through topics like indestructible materials, ultimate small data storage particles, molecular modification, the replicator, building bots, healing bots, controlling human aging, and controlling gravity.

Nanotechnology: Ethics and Society

Nanotechnology: Ethics and Society

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Nanotechnology promises to be the next great human technological revolution, but such change often comes at the price of unforeseen consequences. Nanotechnology: Ethics and Society explores several of the practical and ethical dilemmas presented by this technological leap. This book provides a framework for deciding how to best take advantage of nanotechnology opportunities while minimizing potential negative effects. After an overview of the nanotechnology revolution, this text illustrates key concepts in the assessment model and then applies this model to a case study related to human enhancement technologies. A final chapter offers an ethical agenda for addressing the challenges of nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology: Legal Aspects

Nanotechnology: Legal Aspects

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Existing laws have a generality that permits them to be applied to nanotechnology, but eventually it will be necessary to generate legislation targeted to issues specific to nanotechnology. As nanotechnology continues to develop into commercially viable products, legal doctrines are increasingly likely to play an important role in protecting intellectual property, facilitating financial transactions, and handling health, safety, and environmental issues.

Nanotechnology:  Legal Aspects provides thorough, yet comprehensible overview of different legal doctrines that are relevant to nanotechnology and explains how they may apply in the development, commercialization, and use of nano-products. The book is divided into three parts that correspond to the different phases in the lifecycle of nano-products: Protection, Regulation, and Liability. The in-depth coverage of these topics in a single source sets this work apart from others at the interface of law and nanoscience.

Accessible to those without specific training in either nanotechnology or law...

Nanotechnology:  Legal Aspects offers a reader-friendly and affordable alternative that appeals to nano-aware audiences as well as legal professionals, students, and scientists who wish to build a greater understanding of the legal aspects of nanotechnology.

Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

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The maturation of nanotechnology has revealed it to be a unique and distinct discipline rather than a specialization within a larger field. Its textbook cannot afford to be a chemistry, physics, or engineering text focused on nano. It must be an integrated and multidisciplinary nano textbook. The archetype of the modern nano textbook, this text builds a solid background in characterization and fabrication methods while integrating the physics, chemistry, and biology facets. The remainder of this color text focuses on applications, examining engineering aspects as well as nanomaterials and industry-specific applications in such areas as energy, electronics, and biotechnology.

Technical Proceedings of the 2007 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Nanotech 2007 Volume 4

Technical Proceedings of the 2007 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Nanotech 2007 Volume 4

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NSTI's annual nanotechnology conference provides the most prestigious forum in the world for leading nano scientists, and Nanotech 2007 is no exception. The papers from this years conference have been compiled into four volumes to create the most authoritative and comprehensive compendium now available across all of nanotechnology. Including the latest information on industrial development, investments, and ventures, each volume explores cutting-edge research and applications. Volume IV looks at nanoscale characterization, nanoparticles, and nanofabrication. It also considers Cleantech issues focusing on and environmental and energy issues including the development of fuel cells and other novel technology.

Technical Proceedings of the 2007 Nanotechnology and Cleantech Conference and Trade Show, Nanotech 2007 Volumes 1-4 and Cleantech (CD-ROM)

Technical Proceedings of the 2007 Nanotechnology and Cleantech Conference and Trade Show, Nanotech 2007 Volumes 1-4 and Cleantech (CD-ROM)

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Stay Current with the Progress and Promise of Nano.

NSTI's annual nanotechnology conference continues to provide the most prestigious forum in the world for leading nano scientists,andNanotech 2007 is proving no exception.  At this year's conference, the world's top nano scientists will come together to offer an up-to-date global perspective on the progress and promise of nanotechnology. This information has been compiled into four volumes to create the most authoritative and comprehensive compendium now available across all of nanotechnology.  Including the latest information on industrial development, investments, and ventures, each volume explores cutting-edge research and applications. 

The Cleantech conference which runs parallel with Nanotech, is designed to promote advancements in traditional technologies, emerging technologies, and clean business practices, covering important developments in renewable energy, clean technologies, business and policy, bio-energy, and novel technologies, as well as environmental and clean and green advancements. Collected into its own volume for the first time, the papers from Cleantech 2007 cut across every scientific and engineering discipline to address those issues relevant to maintaining and improving the sustainability of our planet.  An abridged selection of these papers is also included as part of Nanotech 2007, Vol. 4.

Engineers, environmental scientists, biomedical and life science professionals will all find that their varied interests are covered in  the specific volumes of NSTI Nanotech 2007, which can be purchased individually. Those wanting a complete resource covering all of nanotechnology will want to consider the complete set or CD. The CD includes Cleantech 2007 in its entirety.

 Nanotechnology: Understanding Small Systems

Nanotechnology: Understanding Small Systems

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Although nanotechnology is a hot topic, the search for a true introductory textbook usually comes up cold. Students in a first course on nanotechnology come from a wide variety of backgrounds, so the text must not assume understanding of too much background material, nor be too focused on any particular area. And still, those students are capable of understanding the hard details of the science, so the text must not gloss over the rigorous scientific explanations. Nanotechnology: Understanding Small Systems fits perfectly between popular science books and high-level treatises, neither of which suit the needs of students approaching this field for the first time.

Working from the ground up, this text provides a detailed yet accessible introduction to the world's fastest growing field. Through real-world examples, hundreds of homework problems, original illustrations, and a clear approach, the authors accomplish the delicate task of keeping the book engaging while not avoiding real explanations of complex concepts. They take a systems-based approach, demonstrating how an understanding of the various areas underlying nanotechnology come together to create systems with unique functions and characteristics. In every case, comparing nanoscale systems to macroscale systems reveals the complex and fundamental differences between phenomena at different scales and uncovers the specific challenges posed by nanotechnology.

With comprehensive coverage conveyed in an engaging and entertaining style, Nanotechnology: Understanding Small Systems provides a gateway into the exciting and rapidly evolving area of nanotechnology.

 Technical Proceedings of the 2007 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Nanotech 2007 Volume 3

Technical Proceedings of the 2007 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Nanotech 2007 Volume 3

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NSTI's annual nanotechnology conference provides the most prestigious forum in the world for leading nano scientists, and Nanotech 2007 is no exception. The papers from this years conference have been compiled into four volumes to create the most authoritative and comprehensive compendium now available across all of nanotechnology. Including the latest information on industrial development, investments, and ventures, each volume explores cutting-edge research and applications. Volume II considers issues of concern to drug designers, bioengineers, and biomedical scientists. It includes information on biomarkers, biosensors, and bio materials, as well as research on cancer diagnosis and treatment.

 Technical Proceedings of the 2007 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Nanotech 2007 Volume 2

Technical Proceedings of the 2007 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Nanotech 2007 Volume 2

List Price $164.95 / £104 Buy

NSTI's annual nanotechnology conference provides the most prestigious forum in the world for leading nano scientists, and Nanotech 2007 is no exception. The papers from this years conference have been compiled into four volumes to create the most authoritative and comprehensive compendium now available across all of nanotechnology. Including the latest information on industrial development, investments, and ventures, each volume explores cutting-edge research and applications. Volume II considers issues of concern to drug designers, bioengineers, and biomedical scientists. It includes information on biomarkers, biosensors, and bio materials, as well as research on cancer diagnosis and treatment.

 Technical Proceedings of the 2007 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Nanotech 2007 Volume 1

Technical Proceedings of the 2007 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Nanotech 2007 Volume 1

List Price $164.95 / £104 Buy

NSTI's annual nanotechnology conference provides the most prestigious forum in the world for leading nano scientists, and Nanotech 2007 is no exception. The papers from this years conference have been compiled into four volumes to create the most authoritative and comprehensive compendium now available across all of nanotechnology. Including the latest information on industrial development, investments, and ventures, each volume explores cutting-edge research and applications. Volume I covers carbon nanotubes, nanowires, and nano electronics and photonics. It also explores nanoscale modeling and computational modeling in life sciences, considers licensing and regulatory issues, and looks at nanostructured materials and devices, as well as lithography and pattering..

Nanotechnology: Basic Science and Emerging Technologies

Nanotechnology: Basic Science and Emerging Technologies

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The emergence of nanoscience portends a revolution in technology that will soon impact virtually every facet of our technological lives. Yet there is little understanding of what it is among the educated public and often among scientists and engineers in other disciplines. Furthermore, despite the emergence of undergraduate courses on the subject, no basic textbooks exist.

Nanotechnology: Basic Science and Emerging Technologies bridges the gap between detailed technical publications that are beyond the grasp of nonspecialists and popular science books, which may be more science fiction than fact. It provides a fascinating, scientifically sound treatment, accessible to engineers and scientists outside the field and even to students at the undergraduate level. After a basic introduction to the field, the authors explore topics that include molecular nanotechnology, nanomaterials and nanopowders, nanoelectronics, optics and photonics, and nanobiometrics. The book concludes with a look at some cutting-edge applications and prophecies for the future.

Nanoscience will bring to the world technologies that today we can only imagine and others of which we have not yet dreamt. This book lays the groundwork for that future by introducing the subject to those outside the field, sparking the imaginations of tomorrow's scientists, and challenging them all to participate in the advances that will bring nanotechnology's potential to fruition.