Developments in Nanotechnology

M. Balakrishna Rao and K. Krishna Reddy, Campus Books International, 2007, viii, 282 p, tables, figs, ISBN : 8180301850, $80.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Developments in Nanotechnology/M. Balakrishna Rao and K. Krishna Reddy

Contents: 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.

"Nanotechnology is referred to as the new and advanced technology through which humans extend their ability of understanding and harnessing the nature to the atomic and molecular level by direct control and manipulation of atoms, molecules, atomic cluster or molecular clusters, causing them to recombine, rearrange, to form new substance or matter under microscopic condition i.e., in the nanometer range.

Nanotechnology is now centre-stage of the highly competitive technological developments in the world. It is a major driving force in the new age, it will bring with it drastic and widespread changes to the macro world through the control and manipulation of the microscopic environment. This is by far the most miraculous development in the history of mankind. It will have far-reaching effects on human beings, changing the world of surprise.

This book provides an in-depth analysis of the recent developments in nanotechnology. Besides providing elaborated description of developments and promises of nanotechnology in various fields, it also gives authentic information on topics such technology revolution, economic impacts of nanotechnology, nanotechnology in developing countries, regulatory mechanisms for nanotechnology and role of convergence technologies in the future. This book can be effectively used by under graduate and graduate students, post doctoral researchers, scientists, engineers working in industry, consultants, technology investors and developers seeking the most up to date information on the developments in nanotechnology." (jacket)

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