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Nanotechnology: The Science of Small

Author : M. A. Shah, K. A. Shah
Price INR : ₹.409.00
ISBN 13 : 9788126538683
ISBN 10 : 8126538686
Pages : 204
Type : P

Nanotechnology: The Science of Small


The book is aimed to create an interest for Nanoscience in the students so that they develop an appreciation for the wider aspects of sciences and technologies involved in it. Written in an easy-to-understand manner, this book is meant for the graduate and undergraduate students in Nanotechnology or Materials Science. It can also be used as a resource material for active researchers. This book will provide a good background reading to the postgraduate students who want to expand their horizons in the diversified fields of Nanotechnology.




About the Authors

Chapter 1 Foundations in Nanosciences

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Scientific Revolutions

1.3 Basic Science behind Nanotechnology

1.4 Nanometer: How Big or Small

1.5 Nanotechnology

1.6 Materials at Nano scale

1.7 Quantum Confinement in Nanomaterial

1.8 Rationale behind the Downsizing of the Materials

1.9 Size and Shape Matter

Chapter 2 The Rising Carbon in the Nanoworld

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Carbon: The Versatile Element in the Nanoworld

2.3 Graphite

2.4 Diamond

2.5 Fullerenes

2.6 Graphene

2.7 Carbon Nanotubes 

Chapter 3 Prime Materials in Nanotechnology

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Nanomaterial: Natural and Man Made

3.3 Semiconductor Nanomaterial

3.4 Ceramic Nanomaterial

3.5 Polymers and Composites

3.6 Metal Nanoparticles

3.7 Biomaterials

Chapter 4 Nanofabrication

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Synthesis of Nano powders Using Top-Down and Bottom-Up Methods

4.3 Top-Down Fabrication Methods

4.4 Bottom-Up Fabrication Methods

4.5 Challenges in Fabrications

Chapter 5 Nano scale Characterization

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Scanning Electron Microscope

5.3 Transmission Electron Microscope

5.4 Scanning Tunneling Microscope

5.5 Atomic Force Microscope

5.6 X-Ray Diffraction

5.7 Raman Spectroscopy

Chapter 6 Nanotech Applications and Recent Breakthroughs

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Significant Impact of Nanotechnology and Nanomaterial

6.3 Medicine and Healthcare Applications

6.4 Biological and Biochemical Applications (Nano biotechnology)

6.5 Energy Applications

6.6 Electronic Applications (Nano electronics)

6.7 Computing Applications (Nano computers)

6.8 Chemical Applications (Nano chemistry)

6.9 Optical Applications (Nano photonics)

6.10 Agriculture and Food Applications

6.11 Recent Major Breakthroughs in Nanotechnology

Chapter 7 Global Initiatives and Future Prospects

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Nanotechnology and the World’s Attention

7.3 India’s Nanotechnology Initiatives

7.4 Nanotechnology: Solutions

7.5 Education and Training in Nanotechnology

7.6 Future Prospects of Nanotechnology

7.7 Nanotechnology and Speculations

Useful Experiments




DR. M. A. Shah is an Assistant Professor in Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. He has published a number of publications in reputed international journals and many conference proceedings in the field of Nanosciences and Nanotechnology. Dr. Shah has established a World Bank-funded Sophisticated Instrumentation Centre under TEQIP programme in 2006 at National Institute of Technology, Srinagar.


DR. K. A. Shah is the Head of Department of Physics, Govt. College for Women, Anatnag, Jammu and Kashmir. He has published a good number of papers in reputed national and international journals and in international conferences proceedings. Dr. Shah has been awarded DST’s (J&K) Young Scientist Fellowship-2010 and has also done an outstanding work on functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs).