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Nanomachines: Fundamentals and Applications [NOOK Book]

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Nanomachines represent one of the most fascinating topics in of nanotechnology. These tiny devices provide diverse opportunities towards a wide range of important applications, ranging from targeted delivery of drug payloads to environmental remediation. This book addresses comprehensively the latest developments and discoveries in the field of nano- and microscale machines. It covers the evolution of nanomachines in
general from a historical perspective, the fundamental ...

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Overview

Nanomachines represent one of the most fascinating topics in of nanotechnology. These tiny devices provide diverse opportunities towards a wide range of important applications, ranging from targeted delivery of drug payloads to environmental remediation. This book addresses comprehensively the latest developments and discoveries in the field of nano- and microscale machines. It covers the evolution of nanomachines in
general from a historical perspective, the fundamental challenges for motion at the nanoscale, different categories of biological and synthetic nano/microscale motors based on different propulsion mechanisms, ways for controlling the movement directionality and regulated speed, followed by detailed of major areas for which nanomachines has the potential to make a transformational impact. It ends with a futuristic look at nano/
microscale machines and into their impact on the society.

Key Features:
• The only nanomachine introductory textbook currently available.
• Written with college graduate level in mind to appeal to a broad interdisciplinary
   audience.
• Covers the fundamental challenges for nanoscale motion.
• Covers the latest advances in the design and operaton of a wide range of small-scale
   machines.
• Covers diverse biomedical, environmental and technological applications of nanomachines.
• Written in review format with cited articles to cover latest research and developments.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783527651474
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Joseph Wang, PhD, is a Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair of Nanoengineering at University of California San Diego (UCSD), USA. Wang is also a Honorary Professor from 6 different universities and the recipient of two National American Society Awards for Electrochemistry and Instrumentation. He was the recipient of the 1994 Heyrovsky Memorial Medal (of the Czech Republic) of the 2012 Breyer Medal (Royal Australian Chemistry Institute) and of the 2013 Spiers Memorial Award (UK Royal Society of Chemistry) for his major contributions to electrochemistry, He also serves as the founding Chief Editor of the Wiley journal Electroanalysis and on the editorial board of 15 other journals. He has authored over 900 research papers, 10 books, 12 patents, and 35 chapters (H Index 99). He was ranked as the
most cited electrochemist in the world in 1995, the 'Most Cited Researcher in Engineering' during 1995-2005.
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Table of Contents

PREFACE

FUNDAMENTALS ? SMALL-SCALE PROPULSION
Introduction
Nanomachines History
Challenges to Nanoscale Propulsion
Low Reynolds Number Hydrodynamics

MOTION OF NATURAL NANOSWIMMERS
Introduction
Chemically Powered Motor Proteins
Rotary Biomotors
Swimming Microorganisms

MOLECULAR MACHINES
Stimuli-Responsive Rotaxane, Pseudorotaxane, and Catenane Nanomachines
Molecular Rotary Motors
Light-Driven Molecular Machines based on cis?trans Photoisomerization
Nanocars
DNA Nanomachines

SELF-PROPELLING CHEMICALLY POWERED DEVICES
Self-Propelling Catalytic Nanowires
Catalytic Tubular Microengines
Catalytic Janus Microparticles: Spherical Motors
Controlled Motion of Chemically Powered Nano/Microscale Motors
Alternative Fuels for Chemically Powered Micro/Nanoscale Motors
Collective Behavior: Toward Swarming and Chemotaxis
Biocatalytic Propulsion
Motion Based on Asymmetric Release of Chemicals
Polymerization-Induced Motion

EXTERNALLY POWERED NANOMOTORS ? FUEL-FREE NANOSWIMMERS
Magnetically Driven Nanomotors
Electrically Driven Nanomotors
Ultrasound-Actuated Micromotors
Light-Driven Micromotors
Hybrid Nanomotors

APPLICATIONS OF NANO/MICROSCALE MOTORS
Cargo Towing: Toward Drug Delivery
Biosensing and Target Isolation
Active Nanoscale Transport by Synthetic Motors in Microchip Devices
Nanomotor-based Surface Patterning and Self-Assembly
Use of Micro/Nanoscale Motors for Environmental Monitoring and Remediation

CONCLUSIONS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS
Current Status and Future Opportunities
Future Challenges
Concluding Remarks

INDEX
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