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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.
About the Author
Earl Boysen is the founder of UnderstandingNano.com 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 UnderstandingNano.com and runsTechSmartSenior.com.
Table of Contents
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