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Posted: December 1, 2009

Knovel Launches Nanotechnology Best Practices Collection

(Nanowerk News) Knovel, an online resource that helps engineers find reliable technical information faster, today announces availability of the Nanotechnology collection featuring content from leading publishers including Elsevier, McGraw-Hill, Springer, Smithers Rapra, Royal Society of Chemistry, World Scientific and Wiley. This new collection focuses on nanoscale materials, nanostructure-dependent properties and phenomena data as well as fabrication and manufacturing techniques.
"We work with a global network of experts to offer the highest quality content, and we were among the first publishers to support the rapidly growing nanotechnology industry," says Max Phua, executive director, World Scientific. "We are pleased to collaborate with Knovel to ensure engineers worldwide have access to reliable information."
Research predicts there will be $3 trillion worth of nanotechnology products in 2015. To invest appropriately and for research and development, companies need reliable information on the best practices of applications, fabrications, manufacturing and safety. Demand is particularly strong in the semiconductor, chemical and energy industries where the technology is advancing rapidly.
"Nanotechnology is developing fast, and our customers crave critical information they can use now as they develop corporate safety standards, risk management programs and research the effects on human health and the environment," says Delores Meglio, vice president, publisher relations for Knovel. "We launched the nanotechnology collection to help engineers expand their knowledge base and build expertise in this rapidly-growing multi-disciplinary area."
Engineers working with nanoscale materials, for example, will find technical information on processing techniques, quick tips for materials handling and recommendations for managing defects, impurities.
Subtopics within the Nanotechnology collection include:
  • Nanostructures and Micro/Nanodevices
  • Micro/Nanofabrication and Manufacturing Techniques
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Environmental Nanotechnology and Environmental Safety
  • Nanocomposites
  • Knovel's comprehensive collection of content currently includes 23 subject areas and is continually updated as new titles are published. For pricing and subscription information, contact Knovel sales at +1.866.240.8174. Promotional discounts are available through December 31, 2009.
    About Knovel
    Knovel is an online resource that helps engineers find reliable technical information faster. Knovel's reliable content, optimized search and interactive tools, help engineers solve problems faster by providing answers engineers can trust, in turn helping organizations increase the productivity of their engineering staff. Knovel has thousands of users worldwide. Customers include 70 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than 300 leading universities. Founded in 2000, Knovel is a private company headquartered in New York City.
    Source: Knovel (press release)

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