Nanotechnology: Science, Innovation, and Opportunity

Nanotechnology: Science, Innovation, and Opportunity

by Lynn E. Foster
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131927566

ISBN-13: 9780131927568

Pub. Date: 12/30/2005

Publisher: Prentice Hall

A few scientists, but mostly people from corporations and industry groups, sing the praises of nanotechnology, saying it promises to make faster computers, construct lighter aircraft, find cancerous tumors still invisible to the human eye, and generate vast amounts of energy from highly efficient solar cells. Safety is mentioned in passing a few times, though the…  See more details below

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A few scientists, but mostly people from corporations and industry groups, sing the praises of nanotechnology, saying it promises to make faster computers, construct lighter aircraft, find cancerous tumors still invisible to the human eye, and generate vast amounts of energy from highly efficient solar cells. Safety is mentioned in passing a few times, though the evidence for danger to health and the environment continues to grow faster than the new products. Annotation © 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131927568
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
12/30/2005
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 10.86(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Lessons in innovation and commercialization from the biotechnology revolution3
Ch. 2Nanotechnology and our energy challenge13
Ch. 3Fads and hype in technology : the Sargasso Sea of "some day soon"19
Ch. 4Nanotechnology commercialization : transcending Moore's law with molecular electronics and nanotechnology33
Ch. 5Investment in nanotechnology57
Ch. 6The role of the U.S. government in nanoscale science and technology63
Ch. 7Overview of U.S. academic research77
Ch. 8Understanding university technology transfer for nanotechnology91
Ch. 9Intellectual property policy and impact105
Ch. 10Entrepreneurs in the technological ecosystem117
Ch. 11Major corporations : technology, business, and the culture of opportunity129
Ch. 12Nanotechnology in federal labs135
Ch. 13Nanoscale materials141
Ch. 14Nanotechnology-enabled sensors : possibilities, realities, and diverse applications163
Ch. 15Microelectronics177
Ch. 16Drug delivery197
Ch. 17Bio-nano-information fusion209
Ch. 18Convergence and integration225
Ch. 19Ethical considerations in the advance of nanotechnology233
Ch. 20Infinitesimal machinery247

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