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Whitesides, G. M.

Works: 93 works in 150 publications in 3 languages and 2,778 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Educational films  Internet videos  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Speaker, Creator, Editor, Author, win
Classifications: QC173.4.S94, 530.417
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Most widely held works by G. M Whitesides
On the surface of things : images of the extraordinary in science by Felice Frankel( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How many electrons can dance on the head of a pin? What do DNA strands look like when chased by an electrical charge? Using innovative photographic technology, MIT artist-in-residence Felice Frankel finds startling abstract beauty in the undulations of liquid crystal film, the gymnastics of plastic microstructures, the migratory trudge of bacteria, and other scientific wonders." "What do these experiments teach us, and how might such scientific innovations affect our world? A fascinating text by world-renowned Harvard chemistry professor George M. Whitesides explains each photograph, describing why and how each of these phenomena occur."--Jacket
No small matter : science on the nanoscale by Felice Frankel( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small revolution is remaking the world. The only problem is, we can't see it. Images and descriptions reveal the virtually invisible realities and possibilities of nanoscience. An introduction to the science and technology of small things. An overview of recent scientific advances that have given us our ever-shrinking microtechnology - for instance, an information processor connected by wires only 1,000 atoms wide. New methods are described that are used to study nanostructures, suggest ways of understanding their often bizarre behavior, and outline their uses in technology. The various means of making nanostructures are explained and speculated about their importance for critical developments in information processing, computation, biomedicine, and other areas. No Small Matter considers both the benefits and the risks of nano/microtechnology - from the potential of quantum computers and single-molecule genomic sequencers to the concerns about self-replicating nanosystems
Enzymes in synthetic organic chemistry by Chi-Huey Wong( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book covers the most recent development of enzymatic organic synthesis, with particular focus on the use of isolated enzymes. It is organized into one introductory chapter dealing with the characteristics of enzymes as catalysts, and five chapters dealing with different types of chemical transformations. Methods for enzyme immobilization and stabilizaton, the use of enzymes in extreme environments, and the alteration of enzyme properties by chemical modification and site-directed mutagenesis for synthetic purposes are covered
TEDTalks : George Whitesides - Toward a Science of Simplicity( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simplicity: We know it when we see it - but what is it, exactly? In this funny, philosophical talk, George Whitesides chisels out an answer
Convergence of knowledge, technology and society : beyond convergence of nano-bio-info-cognitive technologies by Mihail C Roco( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Convergence of knowledge and technology for the benefit of society (CKTS) is the core opportunity for progress in the 21st century, based on five principles: (1) the interdependence of all components of nature and society, (2) enhancement of creativity and innovation through evolutionary processes of convergence that combine existing principles, and divergence that generates new ones, (3) decision analysis for research and development based on system-logic deduction, (4) higher-level cross-domain languages to generate new solutions and support transfer of new knowledge, and (5) vision-inspired basic research embodied in grand challenges. Solutions are outlined for key societal challenges, including creating new industries and jobs, improving lifelong wellness and human potential, achieving personalized and integrated healthcare and education, and securing a sustainable quality of life for all. This report provides a ten-year "NBIC2" vision within a longer-term framework for converging technology and human progress that began with a previous study on "NBIC" fields: nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, and cognitive science (Roco and Bainbridge, 2003). This is truly an impressive body of work, which advances a transformative collection of concepts that could impact many areas of society and science. The ideas of this study are exciting. Tinsley Oden, University of Texas, Austin (April 2013) The CKTS study presents inspirational ideas behind the concept of convergence and identifies ground-breaking opportunities for human progress through such convergence. Christos Tokamanis, Nanotechnology and Converging Technologies, EU, Brussels (May 2013) The study provides a systematic and unified, internationally benchmarked framework for convergence that is relevant to policymakers, entrepreneurs, researchers, and the general public. Jo-Won Lee, Hanyang University, Korea (June 2013) I consider .. the first NBIC study in 2001.. as an historical landmark that has caused a new dynamic in the reflection on these new technologies within the broad scientific and governmental community. Frank Theys, Co-producer for public broadcasters ZDF/ARTE, Germany & France (June 2013)
Talking nano( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Provides a basic Nano 101 introduction to nanotechnology, potential applications, implications, and impacts. Designed for classroom, informal, and professional development use."--NISE website
Monolayers, surfaces, and thin films by American Chemical Society( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live symposium on monolayers, surface chemistry and thin films recorded at the Eastman Kodak Company in 1989
Nanotecnica y sus procesos de fabricacion by G. M Whitesides( )

2 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citation for chemical breakthroughs by American Chemical Society( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practicing sustainability by Guruprasad Madhavan( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Practicing Sustainability, chefs, poets, music directors, evangelical pastors, skyscraper architects, artists, filmmakers, as well as scientific leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, business executives, policy makers, and the contrarians, shed light on our understanding of sustainability and the role that each of us can play. Each contributor addresses what sustainability means, what is most appealing about the concept, and what they would like to change to improve the perception and practice of sustainability. What emerges from their essays is a wide spectrum of views that confirm an important insight: Sustainability is pursued in different ways not only due to different interpretations, but also because of varying incentives, trade-offs, and altruistic motives."--P. [4] of cover
Papers from a symposium by Symposium "Interfaces and Thin Films"( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nanoscience and nanotechnology : what is it about? by G. M Whitesides( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This talk will summarize some of the science on which nanotechnology will rest, compare nano- and microtechnology in their characteristics and applications, and suggest some of the issues that those interested in "nano" should address in public policy, and in efforts to accelerate commercial development
Self-Assembled monolayer films: organic sulfur compounds on gold and related systems by G. M Whitesides( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lecture given by George Whitesides at a 1989 symposium dealing with various aspects of thin films. The focus of this lecture is the physical organic chemistry of surfaces, specifically understanding how to control complex surface chemistry to achieve given results in wetting
Omega-Terminated Alkanethiolate Monolayers on Surfaces of Copper, Silver and Gold Have Similar Wettabilities( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Long chain alkanethiols (HS(CH2)nX) adsorb from solution onto the surfaces of freshly evaporated copper, silver and gold films and form oriented monolayers. Both polar and non-polar tail groups (X) can be accommodated in these adsorptions. Adsorption on all three metals generates self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) exhibiting similar wetting properties, and thus, by inference, having related oriented structures. XPS data suggest that the omega-terminated eta-alkanethiolate monolayers, like those derived from simple alkanethiols, are composed of trans-extended chains having orientations on copper and silver that are closer to the perpendicular to the surface than are those on gold. We have prepared and characterized monolayers (mixed monolayers) by exposure of all three metals to mixtures of HS (CH2)11OH and HS9CH2)11CH3
Modelling Organic Surfaces with Self-Assembled Monolayers( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The interfacial properties of organic materials are of critical importance in many applications, especially the control of wettability, adhesion, tribology, and corrosion. The relationships between the microscopic structure of an organic surface and its macroscopic physical properties are, however, only poorly understood. This short review presents a model system that has the ease of preparation and the structural definition required to provide a firm understanding of interfacial phenomena. Long-chain thiols, HS(CH2)nX, adsorb from solution onto gold and form densely packed, oriented monolayers. By varying the terminal functional group, X, of the thiol, organic surfaces can be created having a wide range of structures and properties. Keywords: Self assembly, Monolayers, Thiols, Gold, Organic surfaces
Molecular Self-Assembly and Nanochemistry: A Chemical Strategy for the Synthesis of Nanostructures( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Molecular self assembly is the spontaneous association of molecules under equilibrium conditions into stable, structurally well-defined aggregates joined by non-covalent bonds. Molecular self-assembly is ubiquitous in biological systems, and underlies the formation of a wide variety of complex biological structures. Understanding self-assembly and the associated non- covalent interactions that connect complementary interacting molecular surfaces in biological aggregates is a central concern in structural biochemistry. Self- assembly is also emerging as a new strategy in chemical synthesis, with the potential of generating non-biological structures having dimensions of 1-10 2 nanometers. Structures in the upper part of this range of sizes are presently inaccessible through chemical synthesis, and the ability to prepare them would open a route to structures comparable in size (and perhaps complementary in function) to those that can be prepared by microlithography and other techniques of microfabrication
Intelligent surfaces in biotechnology : scientific and engineering concepts, enabling technologies, and translation to bio-oriented applications by G. M Whitesides( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A comprehensive overview of smart and responsive surfaces in biotechnology and their applications/ A wave of recent advances in cell biology, biophysics, chemistry, and materials science has enabled the development of a new generation of smart biomaterials. Intelligent Surfaces in Biotechnology: Scientific and Engineering Concepts, Enabling Technologies, and Translation to Bio-Oriented Applications provides readers with a comprehensive overview of surface modifications and their applications, including coverage of the physico-chemical properties, characterization methods, smart coating technologies, and demonstration of performance in vitro and in vivo./ The first part of the book covers applications in the fields of biosensing and biodiagnostics, while the second part focuses more on coatings for medical devices, drug delivery, and tailored cell-surface interactions. The book explores intelligent surface applications such as tissue engineering, drug targeting and delivery, wound healing and anti-infection strategies, biosensors, nanopatterning, and bioinspired design of novel responsive materials and multifunctional surfaces./ Designed to aid scientists and engineers in understanding the rapidly developing field of biofunctional surfaces, Intelligent Surfaces in Biotechnology is an edited volume with each chapter written by a respected expert and featuring examples taken from the most state-of-the-art developments in the discipline./ Cover Image: Design concept for a diagnostic microfluidic system based on responsive polymer- and antibody-conjugated nanobeads (see Chapter 2 of this book, Figure 2.5; reproduced by permission from the Royal Society of Chemistry)
The configurational stability of primary Grignard reagents. Applications of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to the study of molecular asymmetry by G. M Whitesides( )

1 edition published in 1964 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Part I. The Configurational Stability of Primary Grignard Reagents. Examination of the temperature dependence of the nuclear magnetic resonance spectrum of 3,3-dimethylbutylmagnesium chloride in diethyl ether solution indicates that inversion of configuration at the methylene group of this Grignard reagent occurs with an approximate rate of 10 sec.[superscript -1] at room temperature. The dependence of the rate of inversion on solvent and on the structure of the Grignard reagent is discussed in terms of possible mechanisms for the inversion. Part II. Applications of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy to the Study of Molecular Asymmetry. The methylene protons of 1-phenylethyl benzyl ether are magnetically non-equivalent and display an AB-type nuclear magnetic resonance spectrum. The variation in the spectrum of this compound and in the spectra of other structurally similar ethers with solvent indicates that the principal contribution to the magnetic non-equivalence of the methylene protons originates in the magnetic anisotropy of the phenyl group bonded directly to the methylene group. It is suggested that the solvent dependence of these spectra reflects changes in the populations of the possible rotational conformations open to the molecule
Attenuation Lengths of Photoelectrons in Hydrocarbon Films( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The attenuation length, lambda, of photoelectrons with energies in the range 900-1400 eV in hydrocarbon films was measured using self-assembled monolayers of alkanethiols, HSCnH2n+1, on gold. The intensity of the photoelectron peaks from the gold substrate decreased exponentially with the chain length, with attenuation lengths of 42 A at 1402 eV, 34 A at 1151 eV, and 28 A at 940 eV. Over the narrow energy range studied, lambda was directly proportional to the kinetic energy of the photoelectrons. Keywords: Photoelectron spectroscopy; Attenuation lengths; Monomolecular films; Self assembly; Gold; Alkanethiols. (jhd)
Synthesis and Manipulation of Biofunctional Magnetic Particles( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most important conclusions of this program for biology arc that mechanical forces (here, generated magnetically) applied to the surface of cells provides a method of stimulating cells, and of reading out their response (via changes in the cytoskeleton) to changes in their environment. Magnetic interactions have many characteristics required for broad utility in biomedicine: in particles, i) magnetic forces can be much stronger than optical forces; ii) they are not screened or attenuated (as are optical and electrostatic forces) by the medium; iii) the availability of nanoscale magnetic particles, and to modify the properties of these particles through surface chemistry, provides a method of applying large forces locally and to specific receptors or targets; iv) cells respond readily to mechanical stimulation by magnetic forces; v) magnetic interactions provide the basis for a range of methods for separations of cells and molecules
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No small matter : science on the nanoscale
Alternative Names
George M. Whitesides Amerikaans scheikundige

George M. Whitesides amerikansk kemiker

George M. Whitesides amerikansk kemist

George M. Whitesides amerikansk kjemikar

George M. Whitesides amerikansk kjemiker

George M. Whitesides chimico statunitense

George Whitesides

George Whitesides US-amerikanischer Chemiker und Professor für Chemie an der Harvard University

McCelland Whitesides, George 1939-

Whitesides, G. M.

Whitesides, George M.

Whitesides, George M. 1939-

Whitesides, George McClelland 1939-

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