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Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and NanotechnologyTM

Edited by Hari Singh Nalwa. Editor-in-Chief Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Foreword by Richard Smalley. Nobel Prize Laureate

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The Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and NanotechnologyTM is the world's first encyclopedia ever published in the field of nanotechnology. The 10-volume Encyclopedia is an unprecedented single reference source that provides an ideal introduction and overview of recent advances and emerging new aspects of nanotechnology, spanning from science to engineering to medicine. Although there are many books/handbooks and journals focused on nanotechnology, no encyclopedic reference work has been published as of today. The Encyclopedia fills this gap to provide basic information on all fundamental and applied aspects of nanotechnology by drawing on two decades of pioneering research. It is the only scientific work of its kind since the beginning of the field of nanotechnology, bringing together core knowledge and the very latest advances. About 400 review chapters and hundreds of entries written by over 1,000 of the world's leading scientists. It is written for all audience levels, allowing non-scientists to understand the nanotechnology while providing up-to-date information to active scientists and experts in the field. This outstanding encyclopedia is an indispensable source for research professionals, technology investors and developers seeking the most up-to-date information on nanotechnology, among a wide range of disciplines, from science to engineering to medicine.

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Available both in Print
and Online Versions

Edited by:
Hari Singh Nalwa
Journal of Nanoscience
and Nanotechnology

Foreword by:
Richard Smalley
Nobel Prize Laureate

ISBN 1-58883-001-2
Publication Date March 2004
Pages ca. 10,000 pages
Editions Available in Print and Online Editions
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  • First and only encyclopedia ever published in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology
  • Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the nanoscale science and technology in all disciplines
  • Most up-to-date reference work drawing on the past two decades of pioneering research
  • About 1000 of the world's leading scientists are contributing about 400 review chapters
  • Truly international: authors from 25 countries
  • Nearly 50,000 bibliographic citations from hundreds of different journals.
  • Thousands of figures, illustrations, tables, photographs, chemical structures and equations
  • Published in both print and online formats. Online edition will be updated
  • Timely, authoritative and most comprehensive
  • A distinguished International Advisory Board of scientific experts
  • Extensive cross-referencing in each article provides reader with broader range of knowledge
  • Available Online Edition allowing multiple users and fully searchable text.
  • Essential source for students, scientists, college and university professors, professionals, investors.
  • Multidisciplinary reference source for researchers spanning from science, engineering and medicine

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The Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology will cover the following areas. About 400 review chapters and hundreds of entries written by nearly 1,000 of the world's leading scientists.

  • Nanostructured Materials including semiconductors, metals, conductors, superconductors
  • Nanofabrication and Processing of Nanoscale Materials and Devices, CVD, Epitaxy
  • Nanoprobes, Spectroscopic Characterization, STM, AFM, TEM, etc.
  • Properties of Atomic, Molecular and Nanoscale Materials, Interactions at Nanoscale
  • Nanocomposites, Nanoparticles, Nanocrystalline Materials, Nanoclusters and Nanocrystals
  • Superlattices, Quantum Dots, Molecualar and Nanowires, Nanoscale Thin Films, Nanoporous systems
  • Hybrid materials, Colloids, Alloys, Nanoceramics, Self-Assembled Monolayers and Multilayers
  • Nanoelectronics, Nano-optics, Nanophysics, Nano-integration, Quantum Optics, Nanomagnetism
  • Fullerenes, Nanotubes, Nanorods, Molecular Wires, Molecular Nanotechnology
  • Supramolecules, Dendrimers, Self-Assemblies, Low-dimension Structures, polymers
  • Structure Analysis at Atomic, Molecular and Nanometer range
  • Atomic Manipulation, Computational Nanotechnology, Molecular Nanoscience
  • Nanorobotics, Nanomechanics, Nanotribology, Nanofluidics
  • Applications in LEDs, Displays, Solar Cells, Batteries, Lithography, Catalysis, Memories, Coatings
  • Nanobiotechnology, Nanobiology, Nanomedicines, Drug Delivery, Biomedical Applications

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Students, scientists, college and university professors, research professionals, technology investors and developers, research enterprises, R&D and defense research laboratories, academic and research libraries. The encyclopedia is intended for a very broad audience working in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology, having a strong connection with materials science, electrical and electronic engineering, solid-state physics, surface science, aerosol technology, chemistry, colloid science, ceramic and chemical engineering, polymer science and engineering, sol-gel science, supramolecular science, mechanical engineering, metallurgy and powder technology, optical science and engineering, device engineering, aerospace engineering, computer technology, information technology, environmental engineering, bionformatics, biology, pharmacy, biotechnology, food science, etc., etc. This encyclopedia is an invaluable reference source for the libraries in universities and industrial institutions, government and independent institutes, individual research groups and scientists working in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

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  • Pulickel M. Ajayan, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • Sivaram Arepalli, NASA Johnson Space Center, USA
  • Yoshio Bando, National Institute for Materials Science, JAPAN
  • Marie-Isabelle Baraton, University of Limoges, FRANCE
  • Ray Baughman, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • François Béguin, Centre de Recherche sur la Matiere Divisee, FRANCE
  • Gan-Moog Chow, National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE
  • Jeff T. M. De Hosson, University of Groningen, NETHERLANDS
  • Akihisa Inoue, Tohoku University, JAPAN
  • Jean-Marie Lehn*, University of Louis Pasteur, FRANCE
  • Reghu Menon, Indian Institute of Science, INDIA
  • Paolo Milani, University of Milano, ITALY
  • Koichi Niihara, Osaka University, JAPAN
  • R. E. Palmer, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Stephen J. Pearton, University of Florida, USA
  • Apparao Rao, Clemson University, USA
  • Ron Reifenberger, Purdue University, USA
  • C. N. R. Rao, Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, INDIA
  • Mark A. Reed, Yale University, USA
  • Hans-Eckhardt Schaefer, Universität Stuttgart, GERMANY
  • Helmut Schmidt, Institut für Neue Materialien, GERMANY
  • Nadrian C. Seeman, New York University, USA
  • Susan B. Sinnott, University of Florida, USA
  • Richard Smalley*, Rice University, USA
  • Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres, University of Wuppertal, GERMANY
  • Deepak Srivastava, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
  • Kang L. Wang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, CHINA
  • Zhong Lin Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Christiane Ziegler, University of Kaiserslautern, GERMANY
*Nobel Prize Laureate

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Dr. Hari Singh Nalwa is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. He is well known for his monumental work on "Handbook of Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology" published in 5-volumes in 1999 that received the Award of Excellence from the Association of American Publishers. After the publication of this multivolume handbook, he started the most ambitious publication project of the Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in summer 2000 to bring the first encyclopedia in the field of nanotechnology. He was the Head of Department and R&D Manager at Ciba Specialty Chemical Corporation in USA and a staff scientist at the Hitachi Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd. Japan (1990-1999). While working at Hitachi Ltd., he was also concurrently an Honorary Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi. He was the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines published by John Wiley (1997-2000). He has also been on the Editorial Board of several international journals as well a referee for many journals. Dr. Nalwa has authored over 150 scientific articles, 25 book chapters and 18 patents in the field of electronic and photonic materials and their based devices.

Dr. Nalwa is one of the most experienced and internationally known editor who has published over 50 books for the scientific community including Ferroelectric Polymers (Marcel Dekker, 1995), Nonlinear Optics of Organic Molecules and Polymers (CRC Press, 1997), Organic Electroluminescent Materials and Devices (Gordon & Breach, 1997), Handbook of Organic Conductive Molecules and Polymers, Vols. 1-4 (John Wiley & Sons, 1997), Low and High Dielectric Constant Materials Vols. 1-2 (Academic Press, 1999), Handbook of Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology, Vols. 1-5 (Academic Press, 1999), Handbook of Advanced Electronic and Photonic Materials, Vols. 1-10 (Academic Press, 2000), Advanced Functional Molecules and Polymers, Vols. 1-4 (Gordon & Breach, 2001), Photodetectors and Fiber Optics (Academic Press, 2001), Silicon-Based Materials and Devices, Vols. 1-2 (Academic Press, 2001), Supramolecular Photosensitive and Electroactive Materials (Academic Press, 2001), Handbook of Thin Films Materials, Vols. 1-5 (Academic Press, 2001), Handbook of Surfaces and Interfaces of Materials, Vols. 1-5 (Academic Press, 2001), Semiconductors and Semimetals, Vol. 73 (Academic Press, 2001), Advances in Surface Science, Vol. 38 (Academic Press, 2001), Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology (Academic Press, 2001), Handbook of Polyelectrolytes and Their Applications, Vols. 1-3 (American Scientific Publishers, 2002), Handbook of Luminescence, Display Materials and Devices, Vols. 1-3 (American Scientific Publishers, 2002), Handbook of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials and Nanocompoistes, Vols. 1-2 (American Scientific Publishers, 2002), Magnetic Nanostructures (American Scientific Publishers, 2002), Quantum Dots and Nanowires (American Scientific Publishers, 2002), Nanoclusters and Nanocrystals (American Scientific Publishers, 2002).

He is a member of the American Chemical Society, American Physical Society, Materials research Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has been cited in the Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World and Dictionary of International Biography.

Dr. Nalwa received a Ph. D. degree in polymer science from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi in 1983. He was as a guest scientist at Hahn-Meitner Institute in Berlin, Germany (1983), research associate at University of Southern California in Los Angeles (1984-1987) and State University of New York at Buffalo (1987-1988). He was a lecturer at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan (1988-1990). His research experience include ferroelectric polymers, electrically conducting polymers, polymer electrets, nonlinear optical materials for integrated optics, electroluminescent materials, low and high dielectric constant materials for microelectronics packaging, organic semiconductors, nanocrystalline and nanostructured materials, Langmuir-Blodgett films, high-temperature resistant polymer composites, epoxy-based photopolymers, rapid modeling and stereolithography.

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