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Nanotechnology : understanding small systems

Author: Ben Rogers; Jesse Adams; Sumita Pennathur
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, ©2008.
Series: Mechanical engineering (CRC Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In every case, comparing nanoscale systems to macroscale systems reveals the complex and fundamental differences between phenomena at different scales. This book takes a systems-based approach,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Rogers; Jesse Adams; Sumita Pennathur
ISBN: 9780849382079 0849382076
OCLC Number: 804143276
Description: xvii, 398 p. ; 26 cm
Contents: Big Picture and Principles of the Small World Background: Promises, Promises Understanding the Atom: ex nihilo nihil fit Nanotechnology Starts With a Dare: Feynman's Big Little Challenges Why One-Billionth of a Meter is a Big Deal Thinking it Through: The Broad Implications of Nanotechnology The Business of Nanotech: Plenty of Room at the Bottom Line, Too Introduction to Miniaturization Background: The Smaller the Better Scaling Laws Accuracy of the Scaling Laws Introduction to Nanoscale Physics Background: Newton Never Saw a Nanotube One Hundred Hours and Eight Minutes of Nanoscale Physics The Basics of Quantum Mechanics Summary Nanomaterials Background: Matter Matters Bonding Atoms to Make Molecules and Solids Crystal Structures Structures Small Enough to be Different (and Useful) Summary Nanomechanics Background: The Universe Mechanism A High-Speed Review of Motion: Displacement, Velocity, Acceleration, and Force Nanomechanical Oscillators: A Tale of Beams and Atoms Feeling Faint Forces Summary Nanoelectronics Background: The Problem (Opportunity) Electron Energy Bands Electrons in Solids: Conductors, Insulators and Semiconductors Fermi Energy The Density of States for Solids Turn Down the Volume! (How to Make a Solid Act More Like an Atom) Quantum Confinement Tunneling Single Electron Phenomena Molecular Electronics Summary Nanoscale Heat Transfer Background: Hot Topic All Heat is Nanoscale Heat Conduction Convection Radiation Summary Nanophotonics Background: The Lycurgus Cup and the Photon's Birthday Photonic Properties of Nanomaterials Near-Field Light Optical Tweezers Photonic Crystals-A Band Gap for Photons Summary Nanoscale Fluid Mechanics Background: Becoming Fluent in Fluids Fluids at the Nanoscale-Major Concepts How Fluids Flow at the Nanoscale Applications of Nanofluidics Summary Nanobiotechnology Background: Our World in a Cell Introduction: How Biology "Feels" at the Nanometer Scale The Machinery of the Cell Applications of Nanobiotechnology Summary Index
Series Title: Mechanical engineering (CRC Press)
Responsibility: [Ben] Rogers, [Sumita] Pennathur, [Jesse] Adams.

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