Nanotechnology: Science, Innovation, and Opportunity

Nanotechnology: Science, Innovation, and Opportunity

by Lynn E. Foster
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

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

Overview

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

Foreword, Senators Joseph Lieberman and George Allen xi
Preface xii
Acknowledgments xvii
About the Author xix
Contributors xxi
Section One: Development Drivers 1

Chapter 1: Lessons in Innovation and Commercialization from the Biotechnology Revolution, Gerald Gallwas 3 Chapter 2: Nanotechnology and Our Energy Challenge, Richard Smalley 13

Chapter 3: Fads and Hype in Technology: The Sargasso Sea of "Some Day Soon," Peter Coffee 19

Section Two: The Players 31

Chapter 4: Nanotechnology Commercialization: Transcending Moore's Law with Molecular Electronics and Nanotechnology, Steve Jurvetson 33

Chapter 5: Investment in Nanotechnology, Daniel V. Leff and R. Douglas Moffat 57

C hapter 6: The Role of the U.S. Government in Nanoscale Science and Technology, Geoffrey M. Holdridge 63

Chapter 7: Overview of U.S. Academic Research, Julie Chen 77

Chapter 8: Understanding University Technology Transfer for Nanotechnology, Larry Gilbert and Michael Krieger 91 Chapter 9: Intellectual Property Policy and Impact, Chinh H. Pham and Charles Berman 105

Chapter 10: Entrepreneurs in the Technological Ecosystem, Jeff Lawrence and Larry Bock 117

Chapter 11: Major Corporations: Technology, Business, and the Culture of Opportunity, Jim Duncan 129

Chapter 12: Nanotechnology in Federal Labs, Meyya Meyyappan 135

Section Three: Materials and Industries 139

Chapter 13: Nanoscale Materials, Mark Reed, Sheryl Ehrman, Brent Segal, Zhong Lin Wang, and Fiona Case 141 Chapter 14: Nanotechnology-Enabled Sensors: Possibilities, Realities, and Diverse Applications, David J. Nagel and Sharon Smith 163

Chapter 15: Microelectronics, George Thompson, Stephen Goodnick, and Axel Scherer 177

Chapter 16: Drug Delivery, Jianjun Cheng and Suzie Hwang Pun 197

Chapter 17: Bio-Nano-Information Fusion, Chih-Ming Ho, Dean Ho, and Dan Garcia 209

Section Four: Convergence and Integration 223

Chapter 18: Convergence and Integration, Mihail C. Roco 225

Chapter 19: Ethical Considerations in the Advance of Nanotechnology, William Sims Bainbridge 233

Epilogue 243

Foreword to Chapter 20, Michael Kreiger 243

Chapter 20: Infinitesimal Machinery, Richard Feynman 247

Acronyms and Abbreviations 269
Index 273

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >