Online ISBN: 9783527628155

DOI: 10.1002/9783527628155

About this Book

Nanotechnology at its best!

This front line reference work defines the science behind the key technology of the 21st century. The reader gets an in-depth and comprehensive overview of everything there is to know about nanotechnology and nanoscience by using a cross-disciplinary approach. Not only fundamentals but also applications of nanotechnology are presented in close to 100 contributions by leading professionals in this field.

With topics ranging from engineering to electronics, life and medical sciences, chemistry, materials science and analytics, the following key areas are covered:

Principles and Fundamentals of Nanotechnology
Philosophical and Ethical Aspects
Types of Nanosystems
Generation of Nanostructures
Environmental Nanotechnology
Nanoparticles in the Environment
Semiconductor Technology
High-Density Memories
Light and Energy
Nanostructured Surfaces

Excerpts from reviews of the print volumes

"... definitely recommended to those who want to understand the basic fundamentals of nanotechnology.” (Journal of Metals, January 15, 2009)

"Anyone interested in nanomaterials should read this book to learn about the potential impact that these materials may have on our environment, and the ways to take advantage of these new and exciting materials to reduce pollution and protect the environment. These are indeed exciting times for nanotechnology." (IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, May/June 2009)