Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - 6 Volume Set

James A. Schwarz Syracuse University
Cristian I. Contescu Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Karol Putyera Shiva Technologies, Inc
Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - 6 Volume Set
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Encyclopedia $4300 / £2310
Publication Date Imprint
3/31/2004 CRC
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General 9780824750558
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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.

Table of Contents

  • Aerosol Nanoparticles: Theory of Coagulation Atomic Force Microscopy Imaging Artifacts Biological and Chemical Weapon Decontamination by Nanoparticles Bionanoparticles
  • Carbon Nanotubes: Electronic Properties Core/Shell Nanospheres, Hollow Capsules, and Bottles
  • DNA Hybridization: Electronic Control Fullerenes: Topology and Structure Functionalization of Silica Surfaces Magnetic Nanoparticles: Preparation and Properties Molecular Computing Machine Molecular Switches Moore's Law: Performance and Disspation Nanomaterials: New Trends
  • Nanostructured Catalysts Optical Nanosensors and Nano-biosensors Polymer Nanoparticles for Gene Delivery: Synthesis and Processing Quantum Dot Lasers Self-Assembly of Nanocolloidal Gold Films


Editor 1 Schwarz, James A., Syracuse University, New York, USA Editor 2 Contescu, Cristian I., Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, USA Editor 3 Putyera, Karol, Shiva Technologies Inc., Syracuse, New York, USA
by Editor1 last modified September 16, 2009 - 14:02
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Emphasizing the potential and impact of this burgeoning field, the Encyclopedia discusses: 
  •  innovations in nanostructured materials, nanodevices, and system architectures
  • the properties, performance, and engineering of materials that have controllable features on the nanometer scale
  • new simulation tools and computational methods
  • the construction, integration, and application of tools for measurement and imaging of biological materials
  • fundamental principles, theories, and methodologies that impact nanosystem design.


  • Winner of a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book Award for 2005!
  • "…an excellent state-of-the-art review….it covers biomedical research and applications particularly well…."…highly recommended."  -Choice
  • "…this five-volume, almost-5,000 page tome surprised me. It provides an essentially exhaustive foundation on which future advancements in nanoscience and nanotechnology will be built…."…This encyclopedia should weigh down the shelves of every university and public library."  -Science Books & Films
  • "…there are many excellent articles in the volumes….Readers will certainly profit from much in these volumes."  -Materials World
  • "…the most comprehensive and detailed review of all the major developments that have characterized the emergence of these important fields. It will form an indispensable reference work for scientists and engineers in academia and industry for years to come…recommend[ed]."  -Dr. Donald Fitzmaurice, Department of Chemistry, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • "This Encyclopaedia is being assembled at an early stage in the field's development and should bring together the key advances in a coherently organised framework."  -Sir Harry Kroto, Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry (1996), University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom