Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Science At The Nanoscale: An Introductory Textbook

Abstract:
Nanotechnology is one of the most important growth areas of this century. Nanoscience, the science underpinning nanotechnology, is a multidisciplinary subject covering atomic, molecular and solid state physics, as well as much of chemistry.

Science At The Nanoscale: An Introductory Textbook

Dublin, Ireland | Posted on June 19th, 2011

Nanostructures are known to exhibit novel and improved material properties, fundamentally because the physical and chemical properties are very different when dimensions are reduced to the nanometer range. This book thus aims to introduce the various basic principles and knowledge needed for students to understand science at the nanoscale.

Many ideas proposed in nanotechnology are frontier and futuristic, although some have immediate technological applications. The core scientific principles of all nanotechnology applications, however, are grounded in physics and chemistry. There are currently numerous specialized nanoscience and nanotechnology-related texts or monographs at the graduate and senior undergraduate levels. This textbook is targeted at the junior undergraduate level or as a reference text for advanced learners at pre-university and senior high school. It has evolved from the authors' own teaching experience at tertiary institutions.

Contents:

- Introduction and Historical Perspective of Nanoscale Science
- Classical Physics at the Nanoscale
- Quantum Phenomenon at the Nanoscale
- From Atoms and Molecules to Nanoscale Materials
- Surface Activity at the Nanoscale
- Artificial Nanostructures
- Formation of Nanoscale Objects and Self-Assembly
- Nanotools and Nanofabrication
- Future Trends

Readership: This book is suitable for science undergraduates, and can be used as a reference for pre-university science students.

"This book provides a very detailed and interesting overview of the fundamental principles of nanoscience, discusses the background of several nanoscience experimental techniques, and sheds light on some of the visionary and important applications in the truly interdisciplinary area of nanotechnology. This book will be a useful reference book for graduate students, and is expected to attract a lot of attention, not only from new graduate students, but also from more senior scientists interested in the fascinating area of nanoscience and nanotechnology, and those who are involved in a wide spectrum of disciplines ranging from physics, chemistry, surface science, spectroscopy, materials science, engineering to medicine." Wael Mamdouh and Flemming Besenbacher - University of Aarhus, Denmark

For more information please click on:
www.researchandmarkets.com/product/35cdb9f5/science_at_the_nanoscale_an_introductory_tex

Title Index:

Acknowledgements

Preface

About the Authors

1. Introduction and Historical Perspective
1.1 The Development of Nanoscale Science
1.2 The Nanoscale
1.3 Examples of Interesting Nanoscience Applications

2. Classical Physics at the Nanoscale
2.1 Mechanical Frequency
2.2 Viscosity
2.3 Brownian Motion of Nanoscale Objects
2.4 Motion at the Nanoscale

3. Brief Review of QuantumMechanics
3.1 Basic Quantum Physics and Quantum Confinement
3.2 Basic Postulates of Quantum Mechanics
3.3 Hydrogen-Like Atoms: Orbitals and Atomic Structures
3.4 Spin

4. From Atoms andMolecules to NanoscaleMaterials
4.1 Atoms and the Periodic Table of Elements
4.2 Molecules and Molecular Interactions
4.3 From Atoms to Solid Materials
4.4 From Molecules to Supramolecules

5. Surfaces at the Nanoscale
5.1 Surface Energy
5.2 Surface Reactivity and Catalysis
5.3 Surface Stabilisation

6. Low-Dimensional Nanostructures
6.1 From 3D to 0D Nanostructures
6.2 Electron Transport Properties in Low Dimensional Systems
6.3 Quantum Dots, QuantumWires

7. Formation and Self-Assembly at the Nanoscale
7.1 Some Basic Thermodynamic Definitions
7.2 The Bottom-Up Approach
7.3 The Self-Assembly Processes

8. Nanotools and Nanofabrication
8.1 Optical Microscopy
8.2 Electron Microscopy
8.3 Scanning Probe Microscopy
8.4 Optical Tweezers

9. Future Trends
9.1 Nanotechnology and the Developing World
9.2 Beyond Moore's Law
9.3 Spintronics and Surface Chemistry
9.4 Carbon Electronics

Index

Pricing:

Hard Copy : EUR 61

Ordering - Three easy ways to place your order:

1] Order online at
www.researchandmarkets.com/product/35cdb9f5/science_at_the_nanoscale_an_introductory_tex


2] Order by fax: Print an Order form from
www.researchandmarkets.com/product/35cdb9f5/science_at_the_nanoscale_an_introductory_tex
and Fax to +353 1 4100 980

3] Order by mail: Print an Order form from
www.researchandmarkets.com/product/35cdb9f5/science_at_the_nanoscale_an_introductory_tex
and post to Research and Markets Ltd. Guinness Center, Taylors Lane, Dublin 8.
Ireland.

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Rachel Thompson
Senior Manager
Research and Markets Ltd

Copyright © Research and Markets

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Northwestern researchers achieve unprecedented control of polymer grids: Materials could find applications in water purification, solar energy storage, body armor June 22nd, 2018

Nanobiotix Publishes Positive Phase 2/3 Data For Nanomedicine in Soft Tissue Cancer (Webcast June 22) June 22nd, 2018

Alzheimer's breakthrough: Brain metals that may drive disease progression revealed: In brains affected by Alzheimer's, researchers identify chemically reduced iron species, with mineral forms including a magnetic iron oxide June 22nd, 2018

Collaboration yields discovery of 12-sided silica cages June 20th, 2018

Physics

Evidence for a new property of quantum matter revealed: Electrical dipole activity detected in a quantum material unlike any other tested June 11th, 2018

Theory gives free rein to superconductivity at room temperature May 28th, 2018

Scientists Pinpoint Energy Flowing Through Vibrations in Superconducting Crystals: Interactions between electrons and the atomic structure of high-temperature superconductors impacted by elusive and powerful vibrations May 4th, 2018

New qubit now works without breaks: A universal design for superconducting qubits has been created April 19th, 2018

Academic/Education

Powering the 21st Century with Integrated Photonics: UCSB-Led Team Selected for Demonstration of a Novel Waveguide Platform Which is Transparent Throughout the MWIR and LWIR Spectral Bands June 19th, 2018

SUNY Poly Professor Eric Lifshin Selected for ‘Fellow of the Microanalysis Society’ Position for Significant Contributions to Microanalysis June 13th, 2018

Grand Opening of UC Irvine Materials Research Institute (IMRI) to Spotlight JEOL Center for Nanoscale Solutions: Renowned Materials Scientists to Present at the 1st International Symposium on Advanced Microscopy and Spectroscopy (ISAMS) April 18th, 2018

Lifeboat Foundation funds flying 3D-printed classroom cubesats with Perlan II April 16th, 2018

Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers

Northwestern researchers achieve unprecedented control of polymer grids: Materials could find applications in water purification, solar energy storage, body armor June 22nd, 2018

Alzheimer's breakthrough: Brain metals that may drive disease progression revealed: In brains affected by Alzheimer's, researchers identify chemically reduced iron species, with mineral forms including a magnetic iron oxide June 22nd, 2018

Collaboration yields discovery of 12-sided silica cages June 20th, 2018

Carbon nanotube optics poised to provide pathway to optical-based quantum cryptography and quantum computing: Researchers are exploring enhanced potential of carbon nanotubes for unique applications June 18th, 2018

Tools

Alzheimer's breakthrough: Brain metals that may drive disease progression revealed: In brains affected by Alzheimer's, researchers identify chemically reduced iron species, with mineral forms including a magnetic iron oxide June 22nd, 2018

Collaboration yields discovery of 12-sided silica cages June 20th, 2018

JPK talks with Dr Frank Lafont, Director of the BioImaging Center Lille (BICeL) about the use of the NanoWizard® AFM together with fluorescence microscopy in the study of living cells June 19th, 2018

Executives Explore Key Megatrends and Innovations in MEMS, Sensors, Imaging Tech at SEMI-MSIG European Summits: Speakers to share developments in smart automotive, smart cities, smart industrial, biomedical, consumer and IoT, September 19-21, 2018 in Grenoble, France June 19th, 2018

Quantum nanoscience

Carbon nanotube optics poised to provide pathway to optical-based quantum cryptography and quantum computing: Researchers are exploring enhanced potential of carbon nanotubes for unique applications June 18th, 2018

Making quantum puddles: Physicists discover how to create the thinnest liquid films ever June 13th, 2018

Detecting the birth and death of a phonon June 7th, 2018

Quantum Interference May Be Key to Smaller Insulators: Breakthrough could jumpstart further miniaturization of transistors June 6th, 2018

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project