Nanotechnology Demystified [NOOK Book]


Get up to speed on nanotechnology and the many biological, chemical, physical, environmental, and political aspects of this developing science.

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Nanotechnology Demystified

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Get up to speed on nanotechnology and the many biological, chemical, physical, environmental, and political aspects of this developing science.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071490535
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 8/29/2006
  • Series: Demystified
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 343
  • Sales rank: 857,797
  • File size: 5 MB

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

IntroductionPART ONE: DISCOVERYChapter 1: Buckyball DiscoveryChapter 2: NanoscaleChapter 3: What Makes Nano Special?Chapter 4: Nanoscience ToolboxTest: Part OnePART TWO: WET APPLICATIONSChapter 5: BiologyChapter 6: MedicineChapter 7: Environment Test: Part TwoPART THREE: DRY APPLICATIONSChapter 8: MaterialsChapter 9: Electronics and SensorsChapter 10: CommunicationsChapter 11: EnergyTest: Part ThreePART FOUR: FUTUREChapter 12: Business and Investing Chapter 13: Nanotechnology and Public PolicyChapter 14: From Here to ThereTest: Part FourFINAL EXAMAnswers to Quizzes, Test and Exam QuestionsAppendix 1: Acronyms and DescriptionsAppendix 2: Companies and ProductsAppendix 3: ReferencesIndex
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2014


    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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