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Nanotechnology

Basic Science and Emerging Technologies

By Mick Wilson, Kamali Kannangara, Geoff Smith, Michelle Simmons, Burkhard Raguse

Chapman and Hall/CRC – 2002 – 290 pages

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Description

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.

Contents

BACKGROUND TO NANOTECHNOLOGY

Scientific Revolutions

Types of Nanotechnology and Nanomachines

The Periodic Table

Atomic Structure

Molecules and Phases

Energy

Molecular and Atomic Size

Surfaces and Dimensional Space

Top Down and Bottom Up

MOLECULAR NANOTECHNOLOGY

Atoms by Inference

Electron Microscopes

Scanning Electron Microscope

Modern Transmission Electron Microscope

Scanning Probe Microscopy - Atomic Force Microscope

Scanning Tunnelling Microscope

Nanomanipulator

Nanotweezers

Atom Manipulation

Nanodots

Self Assembly

Dip Pen Nanolithography

NANOPOWDERS AND NANOMATERIALS

What Are Nanomaterials?

Preparation

Plasma Arcing

Chemical Vapour Deposition

Sol-Gels

THE CARBON AGE

New Forms of Carbon

Types of Nanotubes

Formation of Nanotubes

Assemblies

Purification of Carbon Nanotubes

The Properties of Nanotubes

Uses of Nanotubes

MOLECULAR MIMICS

Catenanes and Rotaxanes

Molecular Switches

The Electron Driven Molecular Shuttle Switch

The pH Driven Molecular Shuttle Switch

The Light Driven Molecular Shuttle Switch

Synthesis of Rotaxanes and Catenanes

Rotaxanes and Molecular Computers

Chemical Rotors

Prodders

Flippers

Atom Shuttles

Actuators

Contacts

NANOBIOMIMETICS

Introduction

Lipids as Nano-Bricks and Mortar

Same but Different: Self-Assembled Nanolayers

The Bits that Do Things - Proteins

Structure is Information - DNA

A Biological Nanotechnological Future

OPTICS, PHOTONICS AND SOLAR ENERGY

Properties of Light and Nanotechnology

Interaction of Light and Nanotechnology

Nanoholes and Photons

Imaging

New low Cost Energy Efficient Windows and Solar Absorbers Based On Nanoparticles

Photonic Crystals, Surface Wave Guides and Control of Light Paths

NANOELECTRONICS

Introduction

What Will Nanoelectronics Do for Us?

The Birth of Electronics

The Tools of Micro- and Nanofabrication

From Classical to Quantum Physics

Quantum Electronic Devices

Quantum Information and Quantum Computers

Experimental Implementations of Quantum Computers

FUTURE APPLICATIONS

Micro-Electromechanical Machines

Robots - How Small Can They Go?

Ageless Materials

Invisible Mending of Atomic Dislocations Inside Damaged Materials

Nanomechanics and Nanoelasticity

Nanoparticle Coatings - Special New Effects

Nanoelectronic and Magnetic Devices and New Computing Systems

Optoelectronic Devices

Environmental Applications

INTO THE REALMS OF IMAGINATION

Introduction

Communication

Manufacturing

Nanomedicine

Society and Ethics

Religion and Making Everything from Everything Else

Thanks for All the Fish

REFERENCES

INDEX

Each chapter also contains References and Exercises

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