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Nanotechnology For Dummies by Earl Boysen, Nancy C. Muir

The bestselling introductory guide on nanotechnology-now revisedand updated

The world of nanotechnology is ever changing and evolving; thisfun and friendly guide demystifies the topic for anyone interestedin how molecule-sized machines and processes affect our everydaylives. The authors begin with explaining the background ofnanotechnology and then examine industries that are affected bythis technology. Aiming to educate and simultaneously dispel commonmyths, the book explores the many nanotechnology-enabled consumerproducts available on the market today, ranging from socks to facelotion to jet skis to floor cleaners, to name a few.

  • Serves as a fun and friendly introduction to the fascinatingtopic of nanotechnology
  • Discusses the various issues involving nanotechnology in theareas of environment, medicine, defense, and others
  • Provides real-world examples of everyday nanotechnology usesuch as floor cleaners, flash memory drives, face lotion, computerprocessors, and more

Written in the accessible, humorous For Dummies style,Nanotechnology For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides aneasy-to-understand overview of nanotechnology and its real-worldimplementation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470891919
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/09/2011
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 551,459
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Earl Boysen is the founder of and wasan engineer in the semiconductor industry for 20 years. Hecoauthored the first edition of this book as well as The All-NewElectronics Self-Study Guide.

Nancy Boysen has written more than 60 books ontechnology. She is senior editor for and

Table of Contents

Foreword xxi

Introduction 1

Part I: Nanotechnology Basics 5

Chapter 1: Introduction to Nanotechnology Concepts 7

Chapter 2: Who’s Doing What? 19

Chapter 3: Building Blocks: Nanomaterials 37

Chapter 4: Nano Tools 59

Chapter 5: Putting Nanotechnology to Work 77

Part II: Nano Applications 93

Chapter 6: Nanoscale Electronics 95

Chapter 7: Nanotechnology in Your House and Car 113

Chapter 8: When Nano Gets Personal 133

Chapter 9: Changing the Way We Do Medicine 159

Chapter 10: Saving Energy with Nano 181

Chapter 11: Improving the Environment 197

Chapter 12: Star Wars: Nano in Space and Defense 213

Part III: Nanotechnology and People 229

Chapter 13: Nano Ethics, Safety, and Regulations 231

Chapter 14: Making Nano Work for You: Education and Careers245

Part IV: The Part of Tens 259

Chapter 15: Top Ten Nano Web Sites 261

Chapter 16: Ten Nano Universities 273

Chapter 17: Ten Interesting Nano Research Labs 287

Glossary 307

Index 313

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