Nanotechnology 101

  • Filename: nanotechnology-101.
  • ISBN: 0313338809
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 274
  • Author: John F. Mongillo
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Provides an accessible introduction to the new and controversial science of nanotechnology, or the technology of very small things

Earth Science and Human History 101

  • Filename: earth-science-and-human-history-101.
  • ISBN: 9780313355592
  • Release Date: 2008-08-30
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: John J.W. Rogers
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

How much has human history been influenced by the earth and its processes? This volume in the Science 101 series describes how both slow changes and rapid, violent, ones have impacted the development of civilizations throughout history. Slow changes include variations in climate, progressive development of types of tools and sources of energy, and changes in the types of food that people consume. Violent changes include volcanic eruptions such as the one at Toba 75,000 years ago, which may have caused diversification of people into different races, and the eruption of Santorini in 1640 BC, which may have destroyed Minoan civilization. Other disasters are Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the tsunami in the Indian Ocean in 2004.

Nanotechnology and Plant Sciences

  • Filename: nanotechnology-and-plant-sciences.
  • ISBN: 9783319145020
  • Release Date: 2015-01-27
  • Number of pages: 303
  • Author: Manzer H. Siddiqui
  • Publisher: Springer

This book presents a holistic view of the complex and dynamic responses of plants to nanoparticles, the signal transduction mechanisms involved, and the regulation of gene expression. Further, it addresses the phytosynthesis of nanoparticles, the role of nanoparticles in the antioxidant systems of plants and agriculture, the beneficial and harmful effects of nanoparticles on plants, and the application of nanoparticles and nanotubes to mass spectrometry, aiming ultimately at an analysis of the metabolomics of plants. The growing numbers of inventions in the field of nanotechnology are producing novel applications in the fields of biotechnology and agriculture. Nanoparticles have received much attention because of the unique physico-chemical properties of these compounds. In the life sciences, nanoparticles are used as “smart” delivery systems, prompting the Nobel Prize winner P. Ehrlich to refer to these compounds as “magic bullets.” Nanoparticles also play an important role in agriculture as compound fertilizers and nano-pesticides, acting as chemical delivery agents that target molecules to specific cellular organelles in plants. The influence of nanoparticles on plant growth and development, however, remains to be investigated. Lastly, this book reveals the research gaps that must be bridged in the years to come in order to achieve larger goals concerning the applications of nanotechnology in the plants sciences. In the 21st century, nanotechnology has become a rapidly emerging branch of science. In the world of physical sciences, nanotechnological tools have been exploited for a broad range of applications. In recent years, nanoparticles have also proven useful in several branches of the life sciences. In particular, nanotechnology has been employed in drug delivery and related applications in medicine.


  • Filename: nanoethics.
  • ISBN: 0470084162
  • Release Date: 2007-08-17
  • Number of pages: 385
  • Author: Fritz Allhoff
  • Publisher:

Nanotechnology will eventually impact every area of our world Nanoethics seeks to examine the potential risks and rewards of applications of nanotechnology. This up-to-date anthology gives the reader an introduction to and basic foundation in nanotechnology and nanoethics, and then delves into near-, mid-, and far-term issues. Comprehensive and authoritative, it: Goes beyond the usual environmental, health, and safety (EHS) concerns to explore such topics as privacy, nanomedicine, human enhancement, global regulation, military, humanitarianism, education, artificial intelligence, space exploration, life extension, and more Features contributions from forty preeminent experts from academia and industry worldwide, reflecting diverse perspectives Includes seminal works that influence nanoethics today Encourages an informed, proactive approach to nanoethics and advocates addressing new and emerging controversies before they impede progress or impact our welfare This resource is designed to promote further investigations and a broad and balanced dialogue in nanoethics, dealing with critical issues that will affect the industry as well as society. While this will be a definitive reference for students, scientists in academia and industry, policymakers, and regulators, it's also a valuable resource for anyone who wants to understand the challenges, principles, and potential of nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology in Endodontics

  • Filename: nanotechnology-in-endodontics.
  • ISBN: 9783319135755
  • Release Date: 2015-03-18
  • Number of pages: 199
  • Author: Anil Kishen
  • Publisher: Springer

This book provides detailed information on the emerging applications of nanomaterials and nanoparticles within endodontics, highlighting the exciting potential clinical impact of nanotechnology in the field. The range of applications covered is diverse, encompassing drug and gene delivery, tissue engineering, antibacterial strategies, dentin tissue stabilization, dentin pulp regeneration and use in restorative and endodontic materials. Important scientific background information relating to each application is provided, with clear coverage of basic principles. In addition, potential pitfalls are identified and explained. The cytotoxicity of nanomaterials and nanoparticles is also addressed in a separate chapter. The book will be of value both for endodontic practitioners and for all scientists and graduate students who are interested in the application of nanotechnology in endodontics.


  • Filename: nanotechnology.
  • ISBN: 9780080964478
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Jeremy Ramsden
  • Publisher: William Andrew

This book is an overview of the rapidly growing and developing field of nanotechnology, focusing on key essentials structured around a robust anatomy of the subject. Micro and nano technology's bewildering range of principles, theory and practice are presented in an organized and broad yet authoritative introduction to the possibilities and limitations of this field.

Integrating Biologically Inspired Nanotechnology into Medical Practice

  • Filename: integrating-biologically-inspired-nanotechnology-into-medical-practice.
  • ISBN: 9781522506119
  • Release Date: 2016-09-07
  • Number of pages: 394
  • Author: Nayak, B.K.
  • Publisher: IGI Global

Nanotechnology has grown in its use and adoption across sectors. In particular, the medical field has identified the vast opportunities nanotechnology presents, especially for earlier disease detection and diagnosis versus traditional methods. Integrating Biologically-Inspired Nanotechnology into Medical Practice presents the latest research on nanobiotechnology and its application as a real-world healthcare solution. Emphasizing applications of micro-scale technologies in the areas of oncology, food science, and pharmacology, this reference publication is an essential resource for medical professionals, researchers, chemists, and graduate-level students in the medical and pharmaceutical sciences.

Assessing the Societal Implications of Emerging Technologies

  • Filename: assessing-the-societal-implications-of-emerging-technologies.
  • ISBN: 9781317302230
  • Release Date: 2016-05-12
  • Number of pages: 242
  • Author: Evan S. Michelson
  • Publisher: Routledge

A growing problem of interest in the field of science and technology policy is that the next generation of innovations is arriving at an accelerating rate, and the governance system is struggling to catch up. Current approaches and institutions for effective technology assessment are ill suited and poorly designed to proactively address the multidimensional, interconnected societal impacts of science and technology advancements that are already taking place and expected to continue over the course of the 21st century. This book offers tangible insights into the strategies deployed by well-known, high-profile organizations involved in anticipating the various societal and policy implications of nanotechnology and synthetic biology. It focuses predominantly on an examination of the practices adopted by the often-cited and uniquely positioned Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies in the United States, as well as being informed by comparisons with a range of institutions also interested in embedding forward-looking perspectives in their respective area of innovation. The book lays out one of the first actionable roadmaps that other interested stakeholders can follow when working toward institutionalizing anticipatory governance practices throughout the policymaking process.

Nanotechnology the Brain and the Future

  • Filename: nanotechnology-the-brain-and-the-future.
  • ISBN: 9789400717879
  • Release Date: 2012-08-13
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Sean A. Hays
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Our brain is the source of everything that makes us human: language, creativity, rationality, emotion, communication, culture, politics. The neurosciences have given us, in recent decades, fundamental new insights into how the brain works and what that means for how we see ourselves as individuals and as communities. Now – with the help of new advances in nanotechnology – brain science proposes to go further: to study its molecular foundations, to repair brain functions, to create mind-machine interfaces, and to enhance human mental capacities in radical ways. This book explores the convergence of these two revolutionary scientific fields and the implications of this convergence for the future of human societies. In the process, the book offers a significant new approach to technology assessment, one which operates in real-time, alongside the innovation process, to inform the ways in which new fields of science and technology emerge in, get shaped by, and help shape human societies.

Scanning Microscopy for Nanotechnology

  • Filename: scanning-microscopy-for-nanotechnology.
  • ISBN: 9780387396200
  • Release Date: 2007-03-09
  • Number of pages: 522
  • Author: Weilie Zhou
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This book presents scanning electron microscopy (SEM) fundamentals and applications for nanotechnology. It includes integrated fabrication techniques using the SEM, such as e-beam and FIB, and it covers in-situ nanomanipulation of materials. The book is written by international experts from the top nano-research groups that specialize in nanomaterials characterization. The book will appeal to nanomaterials researchers, and to SEM development specialists.

Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water

  • Filename: nanotechnology-applications-for-clean-water.
  • ISBN: 9781455731855
  • Release Date: 2014-05-15
  • Number of pages: 704
  • Author: Anita Street
  • Publisher: William Andrew

Nanotechnology is already having a dramatic impact on improving water quality and the second edition of Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water highlights both the challenges and the opportunities for nanotechnology to positively influence this area of environmental protection. This book presents detailed information on cutting-edge technologies, current research, and trends that may impact the success and uptake of the applications. Recent advances show that many of the current problems with water quality can be addressed using nanosorbents, nanocatalysts, bioactive nanoparticles, nanostructured catalytic membranes, and nanoparticle enhanced filtration. The book describes these technologies in detail and demonstrates how they can provide clean drinking water in both large scale water treatment plants and in point-of-use systems. In addition, the book addresses the societal factors that may affect widespread acceptance of the applications. Sections are also featured on carbon nanotube arrays and graphene-based sensors for contaminant sensing, nanostructured membranes for water purification, and multifunctional materials in carbon microspheres for the remediation of chlorinated hydrocarbons. Addresses both the technological aspects of delivering clean water supplies and the societal implications that affect take-up Details how the technologies are applied in large-scale water treatment plants and in point-of-use systems Highlights challenges and the opportunities for nanotechnology to positively influence this area of environmental protection

Fundamentals Properties and Applications of Polymer Nanocomposites

  • Filename: fundamentals-properties-and-applications-of-polymer-nanocomposites.
  • ISBN: 9781107029965
  • Release Date: 2016-10-31
  • Number of pages: 768
  • Author: Joseph Koo
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Discusses polymer nanocomposites composed of a family of polymeric materials whose properties are capable of being tailored to meet specific applications.

Global Warming 101

  • Filename: global-warming-101.
  • ISBN: 0313346909
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 194
  • Author: Bruce Elliott Johansen
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

An introduction to global warming brings together illustrations and text to offer non-scientists an overview of current research and trends, and critical issues and applications in everyday life.

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