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Overview

LEARN NANOTECHNOLOGY in a NANOSECOND

Ever wonder how they make tiny machines? The booming field of nanotechnology is all about building highly advanced super-small machines and devices from the ground up. Nanotechnology Demystified provides you with everything you need to know about the many biological, chemical, physical, environmental, and political aspects of nanotechnology. There's no faster, easier way to enhance your knowledge of this up-and-coming branch of science where little doesn't mean less, it means more: more super-small devices, more jobs, more research opportunities for you.

With Nanotechnology Demystified, you can master nanotechnology one simple step at a time — at your own pace. This unique, self-teaching guide features multiple-choice questions at the end of each chapter to pinpoint weaknesses, and a final exam to reinforce what you've learned in the book.

This one-of-a-kind, self-teaching text offers:

  • Valuable Nanotech Notes, Tips, Scientific News, and International Trends
  • Coverage of nanotechnology's influence on pharmaceuticals, biomedical applications, energy, communications, engineering, and the environment
  • An accessible way to understand topics like carbon nanotubes, quantum dots, nano optics, lab-on-a-chip sensors, nanocomposites, DNA computers, and more
  • A final exam that you can take and grade yourself

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Nanotechnology Demystified is your shortcut to mastering the science of the very small.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071460231
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/28/2006
  • Series: Demystified Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 343
  • Sales rank: 696,266
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Williams is a nonfiction writer with expertise and experience in the fields of science, medicine, and space. She was a former lead scientist and/or technical writer for NASA, McDonnell Douglas, Wyle Labs, and Rice University. Williams is also author of Chemistry Demystified, Earth Science Demystified, and Environmental Science Demystified, all by McGraw-Hill.

Dr. Wade Adams is the Director of the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at Rice University. He has written more than 190 publications, including several review articles and two edited books.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

PART ONE: DISCOVERY

Chapter 1: Buckyball Discovery

Chapter 2: Nanoscale

Chapter 3: What Makes Nano Special?

Chapter 4: Nanoscience Toolbox

Test: Part One

PART TWO: WET APPLICATIONS

Chapter 5: Biology

Chapter 6: Medicine

Chapter 7: Environment

Test: Part Two

PART THREE: DRY APPLICATIONS

Chapter 8: Materials

Chapter 9: Electronics and Sensors

Chapter 10: Communications

Chapter 11: Energy

Test: Part Three

PART FOUR: FUTURE

Chapter 12: Business and Investing

Chapter 13: Nanotechnology and Public Policy

Chapter 14: From Here to There

Test: Part Four

FINAL EXAM

Answers to Quizzes, Test and Exam Questions

Appendix 1: Acronyms and Descriptions

Appendix 2: Companies and Products

Appendix 3: References

Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2014

    Nanotechnology....

    Is NOT just about building nanomachines.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2013

    Check your facts! Bouncing a particle off of an electron does k

    Check your facts! Bouncing a particle off of an electron does knock a proton out of the nucleus of a gold atom!

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  • Posted October 12, 2012

    This book is highly recommended for people who want a broad overview of nanotechnology.

    This book is an excellent overview of the subject of nanotechnology. It is relatively easy to read considering the complexity and diversity of the subject. The charts, tables and diagrams are well organized and easy to use. The many definitions are clearly boxed and easy to reference. I liked the tables of acronyms, tables of companies and products, and internet references.
    Chapter quizzes and tests are well designed and make items in the book easier to remember. Nanotechnology is a vast subject involving many areas of chemistry, biology, physics electronics, and much more. As such, I would also recommend a couple of other books in related fields such "Biochemistry Demystified" and "Microbiology Demystified" .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2008

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    After hearing about 'nanotechnology' I really started to wonder what all the fuss is about. Especially how technology affects the environment. I'm also interested in alternative energy and wondered how that might be related to nanotechnology. I saw this book on the Internet and decided to order it. It's like a textbook, but easier to read than those dry, boring 'school books' I hated so much. In fact it is fun to read. I passed all the tests, too. Now I can carry on an intelligent conversation about nanotechnology, even with the scientists I know.

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