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Nanotechnology, 2ed: The Science of Small

M.A. Shah, K.A. Shah

ISBN: 9788126579976

200 pages

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INR 529


The discovery of nanomaterials is widely acknowledged as a major triumph of human ingenuity in modern times. This has led to the emerging field of nanotechnology, paving way for a new technological revolution across the globe. Such developments may usher in a new Industrial Revolution, capable of radically transforming almost all industrial sectors in the coming years.  Nanotechnology – The Science of Small systematically discusses the basic science behind nanotechnology, nanomaterials synthesis, nanomaterials characterization techniques, nanotechnology applications, breakthroughs, initiatives, challenges and opportunities.


About the Authors

Chapter 1 Overview of Carbon Materials

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Carbon – The Versatile Element in the Nanoworld

1.3 Diamond

1.4 Graphite

1.5 Fullerenes

1.6 Nanometer: How Big or Small

1.7 Carbon Nanotubes

1.8 Properties of Carbon Nanotubes

1.9 Growth of Carbon Nanotubes

1.10 Graphene


Chapter 2 Fundamentals of Nanoscience

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Scientific Revolutions

2.3 Basic Science behind Nanotechnology

2.4 Properties at Nanoscale

2.5 Quantum Confinement in Nanomaterials

2.6 Rationale behind Downsizing of Materials

2.7 Significance of Size and Shape

2.8 Solved Examples

Chapter 3 Techniques for Synthesis of Nanomaterials

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Methods for Synthesis of Nanomaterials

3.3 Top-Down Fabrication Methods

3.4 Bottom-up Fabrication Methods

Chapter 4 Nanomaterials Characterization Techniques

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

4.3 Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)

4.4 Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM)

4.5 Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)

4.6 X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)

4.7 Raman Spectroscopy

Chapter 5 Prime Materials in Nanotechnology

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Nanomaterials: Natural and Man-made

5.3 Semiconductor Nanomaterials

5.4 Ceramic Nanomaterials

5.5 Polymers

5.6 Composites

5.7 Metal Nanoparticles

5.8 Biomaterials

Chapter 6 Nanotechnology Applications and Recent Breakthroughs


6.1 Introduction

6.2 Significant Impact of Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials

6.3 Medicine and Healthcare Applications

6.4 Biological and Biochemical Applications (Nanobiotechnology)

6.5 Energy Applications

6.6 Electronic Applications (Nanoelectronics)

6.7 Computing Applications (Nanocomputers)

6.8 Chemical Applications (Nanochemistry)

6.9 Optical Applications (Nanophotonics)

6.10 Agriculture and Food Applications

6.11 Recent Major Breakthroughs in Nanotechnology

Chapter 7 Nanotechnology Initiatives and Future Prospectives

 7.1 Introduction

7.2 Nanotechnology and the World’s Attention

7.3 India’s Nanotechnology Initiatives

7.4 Nanotechnology Solutions for Various Problems

7.5 Future Prospective in Nanotechnology

7.6 Nanotechnology and Speculations





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