Contents: Vol. I: Introduction to nanotechnology: Preface. 1. Introduction to nanotechnology. 2. Synthesis and assembly of nanostructures. 3. Surface area of nanomaterials. 4. Nanostructured dispersions and coatings. 5. Bulk nanostructured materials. 6. Properties of nanoscale devices. 7. Measurement and testing of nanomaterials. 8. Modelling and simulation of nanostructures. 9. Carbon nanotubes: fundamentals and applications. 10. Structure and properties of carbon nanowalls. 11. Nanotechnology for space operations. 12. Nanotechnology and health care. 13. Nanotechnology and environment. 14. Nanotechnology in security and defence. 15. Applications of nanotechnology in electronics. Bibliography. Index.
Vol. II: Nanotechnology : trends and prospects: Preface. 1. Nanotechnology: today and tomorrow. 2. Nanotechnology and business opportunities. 3. Innovative trends in nanotech markets. 4. Nanotechnology in biomedical arena. 5. Nanotechnology and energy resource development. 6. Modern techniques of nanofabrication. 7. Modern trends in nanobiotechnology. 8. Nanotechnology: opportunities and challenges. 9. Commercialisation of Nanomaterials. 10. Open sourcing nanotechnology. 11. Nanotechnology research programmes. 12. Future of nanotechnology. Bibliography. Index.
Vol. III: Developments in nanotechnology: Preface. 1. Technology revolution. 2. Emerging trends in nanotechnology. 3. Developments in molecular manufacturing. 4. DNA nanotechnology: trends and prospects. 5. Developments in space nanotechnology. 6. Nanotechnology and developments in energy sector. 7. Nanotechnology and economic growth. 8. Investments in nanotechnology. 9. Nanotechnology in developing countries. 10. Regulatory mechanisms for nanotechnology. 11. Convergence of technologies: tools for the future. Bibliography. Index.
Vol. IV: Nanotechnology in electronics: Preface. 1. Technologies in nanoelectronics. 2. Nanoelectronic devices: technology and applications. 3. Self-assembly and nanoelectronics. 4. Synthesis and applications of nanowires. 5. Nanoscale circuits and systems. 6. Single-wall carbon nanotubes. 7. Computing and nanoelectronics. 8. Digital architectures for nanoscale devices. 9. Nanoelectronics simulation. 10. Integrated nanoscale electronics. 11. Nanomaterials in magnetic and optical data storage. 12. Nanomanipulation with atomic force microscope. 13. Scalability simulations for nanomemory systems. 14. Costs of nanoelectronics technology. Bibliography. Index.
Vol. V: Nanotechnology in environment: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Nanoscale environmental technologies. 3. Environmental nanopollutants. 4. Nanomaterials and water pollution. 5. Semiconducting nanoparticles and environment. 6. Impacts of nanomaterials on environment and human health. 7. Risk assessments of nanomaterials. 8. Nanoparticles for environmental restoration. 9. Development of nanosystem biology. 10. Biosensors, nanotechnology and environmental analysis. 11. Nanotechnology in the forest products industry. 12. Use of nanotechnology in air pollution monitoring. 13. Environmental regulation of nanotechnology. 14. Environmental nanotechnology: legal considerations. Bibliography. Index.
Vol. VI: Nanotechnology and society: Preface. 1. Nanoscience and nanotechnologies. 2. Applications of novel nanomaterials. 3. Nanotechnology and social transformation. 4. Economic impacts of nanotechnology. 5. Environmental applications of nanotechnology. 6. Educational implications of nanotechnology. 7. Nanotechnology for poverty reduction. 8. Nanotechnology and human security. 9. Public awareness of nanotechnology. 10. Public participation in nanotechnology. 11. Ethical issues in nanotechnology. 12. Nanotechnology and intellectual property rights. 13. Safe use of nanotechnology. 14. Role of civil society in the development of nanotechnology. Bibliography. Index.
Vol. VII: Nanotechnology in health and life sciences: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Applications of nanotechnology in health sector. 3. Nanomedicines. 4. Nanotechnology in neuroscience. 5. Nanotechnology for cancer diagnosis and treatment. 6. Nanotechnology in agriculture. 7. Veterinary applications of nanotechnology. 8. DNA nanotechnology. 9. Microfabrication with biomaterials. 10. Nanotechnology in tissue engineering. 11. Synthetic nanobiotechnology. 12. Significance of biomolecular machines. 13. Health risks of nanomaterials. 14. Risk Assessment of nanoparticles. Bibliography. Index.
Vol. VIII: Science and technology of nanomaterials: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Properties of nanostructured materials. 3. Techniques of building nanomaterials. 4. Generic methodologies for nanotechnology. 5. Carbon nanotube technologies. 6. Electron beam lithography. 7. Nanoparticle aerosol science and technology. 8. Nanorobotics devices. 9. Computer science for nanotechnology. 10. Virtual reality in bionanotechnology. 11. Ethical issues in nanotechnology. Bibliography. Index.
Vol. IX: Nanostructures and quantum devices: Preface. 1. Development and applications of nanomaterials. 2. Nanoscale instrumentation. 3. Quantum phenomena in nanostructures. 4. Quantum size effects. 5. Low-dimensional nanostructures. 6. Magnetic nanostructures. 7. Protein-based nanodevices. 8. Nanocrystal quantum dots. 9. Electron transport through quantum dots. 10. Single and multiple quantum dot devices. 11. Conductive fluctuations in open quantum dot devices. 12. Phase-breaking in open quantum dots. 13. Quantum dots in magnetic fields. 14. Microscopy of nanophotonic structures. Bibliography. Index.
Vol. X: Nanotechnology : nanostructures and nanomaterials: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Nanotechnology: science and applications. 3. Synthesis and assembly strategies of nanomaterials. 4. Methods of nanofabrication. 5. Molecular manufacturing. 6. Preparing nanoparticles in vapour-phase. 7. Synthesis of double-wall carbon nanotubes. 8. Synthesis of polymer nanocomposites. 9. Synthesis of zinc oxide nanostructures. 10. Applications of nanoscaled biomolecules. 11. Applications of diatoms in the synthesis of nanomaterials. 12. Nanomaterials: chemical and environmental applications. 13. Applications of nanomaterials in Photodynamic therapy. 14. Applications of DNA-based artificial nanostructures. 15. Application of carbon nanotube technologies. 16. Industrial application of nanotechnologies. Bibliography. Index.
"Nanotechnology is the creation and utilisation of materials, devices, and systems through the control of matter on the nanometer-length scale, that is, at the level of atoms, molecules, and supramolecular structures. The essence of nanotechnology is the ability to work at these levels to generate larger structures with fundamentally new molecular organisation. These nanostructures, made with building blocks understood from first principles, are the smallest human-made objects, and they exhibit novel physical, chemical, and biological properties and phenomena. The aim of nanotechnology is to learn to exploit these properties and efficiently manufacture and employ the structures.
The present publication is an encyclopaedic work which provides a fascinating introduction to the art and science of nanotechnology, one of the world's fastest-growing, highest-impact industries. It describes the latest developments and trends in nanotechscience, technology, and applications in ten volumes.
It is hoped that this work will be a perfect multi-disciplinary reference source for scientists, engineers, researchers, undergraduate and graduate students, university professors, and research professionals both in academia and industry working in the fields of nanotechnology, semiconductor technology, electrical and electronic engineering, solid-state physics, materials science, surface science, magnetic materials, optoelectronics, life sciences, telecommunications and information technology. It will also be an invaluable reference source for libraries in universities and industrial institutions, government laboratories and independent research institutes working in nanotechnology and related fields." (jacket)