Soft Machines: Nanotechnology and Life / Edition 1

Soft Machines: Nanotechnology and Life / Edition 1

by Richard A. L. Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199226628

ISBN-13: 9780199226627

Pub. Date: 02/09/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"Soft Machines" explains in a lively and very accessible manner why the nanoworld is so different to the macro-world of our experience, and why the design principles of Nature's nano-machines are so different to the familiar principles of macroscopic engineering. Nanotechnology will apply these unfamiliar principles to create valuable new materials and artefacts, with…  See more details below

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"Soft Machines" explains in a lively and very accessible manner why the nanoworld is so different to the macro-world of our experience, and why the design principles of Nature's nano-machines are so different to the familiar principles of macroscopic engineering. Nanotechnology will apply these unfamiliar principles to create valuable new materials and artefacts, with profound effects on medicine, electronics, energy and the environment in the twenty-first century. By understanding the relationship between nanotechnology and nature itself, we can appreciate what potential dangers this powerful technology may pose, and we will come to realise that nanotechnology may have more in common with biology than with conventional engineering.

About the Author:
Richard Jones is a Fellow of the Royai Society, and is currently the Senior Strategic Advisor for Nanotechnology for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Cambridge before moving to Sheffield as Professor of Physics

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199226627
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/09/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1Fantastic voyages1
2Looking at the nanoworld15
3Nanofabrication38
4The Brownian universe : physics at the nanoscale54
5Making soft machines88
6Machines and mechanisms126
7Wetware : chemical computing from bacteria to brains168
8Single-molecule electronics186
9Our nanotechnological future212

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