Recent Advances And Issues In Molecular Nanotechnology

Recent Advances And Issues In Molecular Nanotechnology

by David E. Newton
     
 

ISBN-10: 1573563072

ISBN-13: 9781573563079

Pub. Date: 10/30/2002

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Molecular nanotechnology involves the manipulation of individual atoms and molecules to produce materials and devices with very precise, predictable properties. This is the first volume to cover this new and exciting field. The book's 13 chapters feature: • The nature of nanotechnology• Differences between top-down and bottom-up research

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Molecular nanotechnology involves the manipulation of individual atoms and molecules to produce materials and devices with very precise, predictable properties. This is the first volume to cover this new and exciting field. The book's 13 chapters feature: • The nature of nanotechnology• Differences between top-down and bottom-up research approaches• Potential benefits and threats to society from future developments in nanotechnology• Current nanotechnology research• Brief biographical sketches of key individuals• A chronology of important events• Significant documents• Careers in nanotechnology• Data and statistics, especially in relation to President Clinton's National Nanotechnology Initiative of 2000• A list of relevant organizations, research associations, corporations, and academic institutions• A list of print and nonprint resources• A glossary of commonly used terms

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573563079
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/2002
Series:
ABC-CLIO Frontiers of Science Series
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Molecular Nanotechnology Today

The Promise and Threat of Nanotechnology

Recent Advances

Biographical Sketches

Chronology

Documents

Molecular Nanotechnology as a Career

Data and Statistics

Organizations and Associations

Research Organizations

Print Resources

Non-Print Resources

Glossary

Index

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