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Nanotechnology for dummies, Richard Booker and Earl Boysen

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Nanotechnology for dummies
Title
Nanotechnology for dummies
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Richard Booker and Earl Boysen
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Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: This title demystifies the topic for investors, business executives, and anyone interested in how molecule-sized machines and processes can transform our lives. Along with dispelling common myths, it covers nanotechnology's origins, how it will affect various industries, and the limitations it can overcome. This handy book also presents numerous applications such as scratch-proof glass, corrosion resistant paints, stain-free clothing, glare-reducing eyeglass coatings, drug delivery systems, medical diagnostic tools, burn and wound dressings, sugar-cube-sized computers, mini-portable power generators, even longer-lasting tennis balls, and more. Nanotechnology is the science of matter at the scale of one-billionth of a meter or 1/75,000th the size of a human hair. Written in the accessible, humorous For Dummies style, this book demystifies nanotechnology for investors, business people, and anyone else interested in how molecule-sized machines and processes will soon transform our lives. Investment in nanotechnology is exploding, with $3.7 billion in nanotechnology R & D spending authorized by the U.S. government in 2003 and international investment reported at over $2 billion
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UKM
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1942-
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Booker, Richard
Dewey number
620.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
T174.7
LC item number
.B66 2005
Literary form
non fiction
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Boysen, Earl
Series statement
--For dummies
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  • Nanotechnology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Moleculaire nanotechnologie
  • Nanotechnologie
  • Nanotechnology
Target audience
adult
Label
Nanotechnology for dummies, Richard Booker and Earl Boysen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes internet resources (pages 383-388) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction -- Why buy this book? -- Why nanotechnology? -- Foolish assumptions -- How this book is organized -- Part 1: Getting Small With Nanotechnology -- Part 2: Building A Better World With Naonmaterials -- Part 3: Smarter Computers! Faster Internet! Cheaper Energy! -- Part 4: Living Healthier Lives -- Part 5: Investing In Nanotech -- Part 6: Part Of Tens -- Icons used in this book -- Going online -- Part 1: Getting Small With Nanotechnology -- 1: Hitchhiker's guide to nanotechnology -- Grasping the essence of nanotechnology -- Finding out what it is -- Why you want nanotechnology in your life -- You say you want a revolution? -- Knowing what to expect (and not expect) -- Getting a (small) piece of nanotechnology for yourself -- Nanotech industry -- Battle of the bubbles: nanotech versus internet -- Caveat emptor-buyer beware -- 2: Nano in your life -- Going from lab to factory to home -- What's a kevlar? -- Phase one: Research -- Things heat up -- To market, to market -- Jumping over the hurdles -- Looking at ethics and society -- Possible harm from nanomaterials -- Encountering a nano divide? -- 3: Gathering the tools of the trade -- That bit of chemistry and physics you just have to know -- Molecular building blocks -- Turning on the light -- Picking apart objects with spectroscopy -- Infrared (IR) spectroscopy: Feel the heat -- Raman spectroscopy: Where's the energy -- UltraViolet-visible spectroscopy: Who's there -- Seeing molecules with microscopy -- Atomic force microscope (AFM) -- Scanning electron microscope (SEM) -- Transmission electron microscope (TEM) -- Scanning tunneling microscope -- Magnetic resonance force microscopy (MRFM) -- Moving the world with nanomanipulators -- What's available today -- What's down the road -- Part 2: Building A Better World With Nanomaterials -- 4: Nanomaterials galore -- It all starts with carbon -- How carbon-based things relate to nanotechnology -- Delocalizing with benzene -- Letting things slide with graphite -- Bouncing buckyballs -- Creating buckyballs -- Using buckyballs in the real world -- Buckyballs grow up to become nanotubes -- Producing nanotubes from thin air -- Eying the structure of carbon nanotubes -- Scanning the properties of nanotubes -- Putting nanotubes to good use -- Getting wired with nanowires -- Growing nanowires -- Nanowires at work -- 5: Adding strength with composites -- Compose this! -- Lighter, stronger, cheaper -- Interfacing the fiber with the matrix -- One word: Plastics -- Dissipating static electricity -- Displaying images -- Lightening the load with nanofibers -- Nanotubes -- What a tangled web we weave -- Putting nanofibers to use: Clothes make the man -- Putting nanofibers to use: Into the wild blue yonder -- Raising the bar with smart materials -- Coming back to normal -- Sensing strain -- Heal thyself -- Part 3: Smarter Computers! Faster Internet! Cheaper Energy -- 6: Building a better digital brain -- Linking the brain with the computer -- Fast is good because? -- End of the transistor road -- From FETs to SETs -- Fabricating new chips -- Does a nano-size elephant ever forget? -- Magnetic random-access memory (RAM) -- Oh, yeah-we forgot -- Quantum leaping (oh, boy) -- 7: Routing information at the speed of light -- Manipulating light with crystals -- Getting hooked on photonics -- Controlling light: photonics band gaps -- Optical switching: nano-defects to the rescue! -- Making the switch: photons on a nano-highway -- Magic with mirrors -- Light-steering: nanotechnology at the wheel -- Mirror, mirror on the wall/nano's the sharpest image of all -- Try looking at it though nanotechnology's eyes -- 8: Nano-fying electronics -- Lighting up tomorrow -- Making quantum leaps with quantum dots -- Getting light from nanotubes -- Sensing our environment -- Detecting chemicals -- Biosensors -- Mechanizing the micro world -- Micro-electromechanical machines (MEMS) -- Building computer brains from molecules -- So what's the problem? -- How nano can help -- Using organic molecules -- Using nanotubes and nanowires -- Do it yourself: Self-assembly -- Wire it up -- 9: Getting energy and a cleaner environment with nanotech -- Energy challenge -- Using nanotechnology to a make solar cells affordable -- Solar-cell sticker shock -- Potential of nano solar cells -- How, exactly, do nano solar cells get built? -- Making hydrogen fuel cells -- It's a matter of density -- Putting hydrogen into production -- Storing hydrogen -- Using nanotechnology to energize batteries -- Using nanotechnology to reduce energy consumption -- Producing light with nanotechnology -- Using nanocatalysts to make chemicals -- How nanotechnology can help our environment -- Clearing the air with nanotechnology -- Keeping water crystal-clear with nanotechnology -- Cleaner water for less
  • Part 4: Living Healthier Lives -- 10: Diagnosing personal health quickly, easily, and pain-free -- Lab-on-a-chip -- Fabrication through soft lithography -- Moving honey -- Biosensing with nanowires -- Super x-ray vision -- Tracers in fullerenes -- Quantum dots -- Mapping our genes -- Macroarray -- Working on the DNA chain gang -- 11: Fantastic voyage into medical applications -- Understanding how pharmaceutical companies develop drugs -- Delivering a new drug the nanotech way -- Oil and water don't mix -- Micelles (your cells?) -- Special delivery -- Stepping it up with C60 -- Cooking cancer with nanoshells -- Biomimetics -- Improving oxygen delivery -- Expanding an artery from the inside -- Replacing joints with better stuff -- Part 5: Investing In Nanotech -- 12: Industries going small -- Semiconductor types are completely into nano -- Mining the medical possibilities of nanotechnology -- Making better materials from tires to clothing -- Making nanotech materials for others -- Designing for small with software -- Testing things -- Technology that's changing telecommunications -- Fueling energy with nano -- Making up with nanotechnology -- 13: Countries investing in a nano future -- Showing nano-initiative, US government style -- Two national nanotechnology groups at work -- Whole host of government agencies -- Nano in the lab -- US state and regional initiatives -- Euro nano -- European commission -- Keeping folks informed: the thematic network -- Jumping on the bandwagon: Asia -- Nano in Japan -- China goes nano -- Nano inside India -- Nano is going over big time in Israel -- 14: Nanotechnology goes to school -- Harvard-of course -- Small as rice -- Small things in the Big Apple: Columbia -- Perhaps Cornell? -- Nano house on the prairie: Northwestern University -- Small progress at Rennsselaer -- Ben Gurion University and nano -- Make in Japan: University of Tokyo -- California (nano) dreaming at Berkeley -- Educating yourself in nano -- Whole bunch more -- Part 6: Part Of Tens -- 15: Ten (or so) nanotech movers and shakers -- Richard Smalley -- Charles Lieber -- Hongjie Dai -- James Heath -- James Von Her II -- George Whitesides -- Paul Alivisatos -- Angela Belcher -- Visionaries: Richard Feynman and Eric Drexler -- Nanoshells: Naomi Halas and Jennifer West -- Molecular logic: James Tour and Mark Reed -- Investors: Steve Jurvetson and Josh Wolfe -- 16: Further reading on the web and in your library -- Web sites -- www.nanotechnologyfordummies.com -- nanobot.blogspot.com -- www.azonano.com -- www.nano.gov -- www.forbesnanotech.com -- www.fda.gov/nanotechnology -- www.nano.org.uk -- www.foresight.org -- Other great sites -- Magazines -- Technology review -- Small times -- Science, nature, and nano letters -- Other great magazines -- Glossary -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 361 pages
Isbn
9781118136881
Lccn
2005924596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780764583681
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
60587
System control number
  • (OCoLC)61251700
  • (OCoLC)ocm61251700
Label
Nanotechnology for dummies, Richard Booker and Earl Boysen
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes internet resources (pages 383-388) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction -- Why buy this book? -- Why nanotechnology? -- Foolish assumptions -- How this book is organized -- Part 1: Getting Small With Nanotechnology -- Part 2: Building A Better World With Naonmaterials -- Part 3: Smarter Computers! Faster Internet! Cheaper Energy! -- Part 4: Living Healthier Lives -- Part 5: Investing In Nanotech -- Part 6: Part Of Tens -- Icons used in this book -- Going online -- Part 1: Getting Small With Nanotechnology -- 1: Hitchhiker's guide to nanotechnology -- Grasping the essence of nanotechnology -- Finding out what it is -- Why you want nanotechnology in your life -- You say you want a revolution? -- Knowing what to expect (and not expect) -- Getting a (small) piece of nanotechnology for yourself -- Nanotech industry -- Battle of the bubbles: nanotech versus internet -- Caveat emptor-buyer beware -- 2: Nano in your life -- Going from lab to factory to home -- What's a kevlar? -- Phase one: Research -- Things heat up -- To market, to market -- Jumping over the hurdles -- Looking at ethics and society -- Possible harm from nanomaterials -- Encountering a nano divide? -- 3: Gathering the tools of the trade -- That bit of chemistry and physics you just have to know -- Molecular building blocks -- Turning on the light -- Picking apart objects with spectroscopy -- Infrared (IR) spectroscopy: Feel the heat -- Raman spectroscopy: Where's the energy -- UltraViolet-visible spectroscopy: Who's there -- Seeing molecules with microscopy -- Atomic force microscope (AFM) -- Scanning electron microscope (SEM) -- Transmission electron microscope (TEM) -- Scanning tunneling microscope -- Magnetic resonance force microscopy (MRFM) -- Moving the world with nanomanipulators -- What's available today -- What's down the road -- Part 2: Building A Better World With Nanomaterials -- 4: Nanomaterials galore -- It all starts with carbon -- How carbon-based things relate to nanotechnology -- Delocalizing with benzene -- Letting things slide with graphite -- Bouncing buckyballs -- Creating buckyballs -- Using buckyballs in the real world -- Buckyballs grow up to become nanotubes -- Producing nanotubes from thin air -- Eying the structure of carbon nanotubes -- Scanning the properties of nanotubes -- Putting nanotubes to good use -- Getting wired with nanowires -- Growing nanowires -- Nanowires at work -- 5: Adding strength with composites -- Compose this! -- Lighter, stronger, cheaper -- Interfacing the fiber with the matrix -- One word: Plastics -- Dissipating static electricity -- Displaying images -- Lightening the load with nanofibers -- Nanotubes -- What a tangled web we weave -- Putting nanofibers to use: Clothes make the man -- Putting nanofibers to use: Into the wild blue yonder -- Raising the bar with smart materials -- Coming back to normal -- Sensing strain -- Heal thyself -- Part 3: Smarter Computers! Faster Internet! Cheaper Energy -- 6: Building a better digital brain -- Linking the brain with the computer -- Fast is good because? -- End of the transistor road -- From FETs to SETs -- Fabricating new chips -- Does a nano-size elephant ever forget? -- Magnetic random-access memory (RAM) -- Oh, yeah-we forgot -- Quantum leaping (oh, boy) -- 7: Routing information at the speed of light -- Manipulating light with crystals -- Getting hooked on photonics -- Controlling light: photonics band gaps -- Optical switching: nano-defects to the rescue! -- Making the switch: photons on a nano-highway -- Magic with mirrors -- Light-steering: nanotechnology at the wheel -- Mirror, mirror on the wall/nano's the sharpest image of all -- Try looking at it though nanotechnology's eyes -- 8: Nano-fying electronics -- Lighting up tomorrow -- Making quantum leaps with quantum dots -- Getting light from nanotubes -- Sensing our environment -- Detecting chemicals -- Biosensors -- Mechanizing the micro world -- Micro-electromechanical machines (MEMS) -- Building computer brains from molecules -- So what's the problem? -- How nano can help -- Using organic molecules -- Using nanotubes and nanowires -- Do it yourself: Self-assembly -- Wire it up -- 9: Getting energy and a cleaner environment with nanotech -- Energy challenge -- Using nanotechnology to a make solar cells affordable -- Solar-cell sticker shock -- Potential of nano solar cells -- How, exactly, do nano solar cells get built? -- Making hydrogen fuel cells -- It's a matter of density -- Putting hydrogen into production -- Storing hydrogen -- Using nanotechnology to energize batteries -- Using nanotechnology to reduce energy consumption -- Producing light with nanotechnology -- Using nanocatalysts to make chemicals -- How nanotechnology can help our environment -- Clearing the air with nanotechnology -- Keeping water crystal-clear with nanotechnology -- Cleaner water for less
  • Part 4: Living Healthier Lives -- 10: Diagnosing personal health quickly, easily, and pain-free -- Lab-on-a-chip -- Fabrication through soft lithography -- Moving honey -- Biosensing with nanowires -- Super x-ray vision -- Tracers in fullerenes -- Quantum dots -- Mapping our genes -- Macroarray -- Working on the DNA chain gang -- 11: Fantastic voyage into medical applications -- Understanding how pharmaceutical companies develop drugs -- Delivering a new drug the nanotech way -- Oil and water don't mix -- Micelles (your cells?) -- Special delivery -- Stepping it up with C60 -- Cooking cancer with nanoshells -- Biomimetics -- Improving oxygen delivery -- Expanding an artery from the inside -- Replacing joints with better stuff -- Part 5: Investing In Nanotech -- 12: Industries going small -- Semiconductor types are completely into nano -- Mining the medical possibilities of nanotechnology -- Making better materials from tires to clothing -- Making nanotech materials for others -- Designing for small with software -- Testing things -- Technology that's changing telecommunications -- Fueling energy with nano -- Making up with nanotechnology -- 13: Countries investing in a nano future -- Showing nano-initiative, US government style -- Two national nanotechnology groups at work -- Whole host of government agencies -- Nano in the lab -- US state and regional initiatives -- Euro nano -- European commission -- Keeping folks informed: the thematic network -- Jumping on the bandwagon: Asia -- Nano in Japan -- China goes nano -- Nano inside India -- Nano is going over big time in Israel -- 14: Nanotechnology goes to school -- Harvard-of course -- Small as rice -- Small things in the Big Apple: Columbia -- Perhaps Cornell? -- Nano house on the prairie: Northwestern University -- Small progress at Rennsselaer -- Ben Gurion University and nano -- Make in Japan: University of Tokyo -- California (nano) dreaming at Berkeley -- Educating yourself in nano -- Whole bunch more -- Part 6: Part Of Tens -- 15: Ten (or so) nanotech movers and shakers -- Richard Smalley -- Charles Lieber -- Hongjie Dai -- James Heath -- James Von Her II -- George Whitesides -- Paul Alivisatos -- Angela Belcher -- Visionaries: Richard Feynman and Eric Drexler -- Nanoshells: Naomi Halas and Jennifer West -- Molecular logic: James Tour and Mark Reed -- Investors: Steve Jurvetson and Josh Wolfe -- 16: Further reading on the web and in your library -- Web sites -- www.nanotechnologyfordummies.com -- nanobot.blogspot.com -- www.azonano.com -- www.nano.gov -- www.forbesnanotech.com -- www.fda.gov/nanotechnology -- www.nano.org.uk -- www.foresight.org -- Other great sites -- Magazines -- Technology review -- Small times -- Science, nature, and nano letters -- Other great magazines -- Glossary -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 361 pages
Isbn
9781118136881
Lccn
2005924596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780764583681
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
60587
System control number
  • (OCoLC)61251700
  • (OCoLC)ocm61251700

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