Interesting new nanotechnology books in October

(Nanowerk News) Here are some interesting books on nanotechnology topics that just got published:
Nanotechnology in the Defense Industry: Advances, Innovation, and Practical Applications is about various aspects related to applications and use of knowledge of nanotechnology in promoting defense activities.

The area in which scientists are focusing includes nano-devices such as sensors, GPS & computers, chemical & biological weapons, nano-fabrics, bulletproof materials, nano-stealth coating, use of nanotechnology in various areas of aerospace.

It is intended to cover available methodologies and understanding of technologies for these applications.

Not only for destructive but also to improve medical and casualty, safety care for soldiers, and to produce lightweight, strong and multi-functional materials for use in body armour, both for protection and to provide enhanced connectivity will be covered.

Soft materials with nanometer scale aspects have been heavily used in biomedical science. Instead of providing a broad introduction of soft materials and their biomedical applications, Nanofood and Internet of Nano Things: For the Next Generation of Agriculture and Food Sciences focuses on the preparation of molecular assemblies of biotechnologically relevant biomimetic systems with an emphasis on medical applications.

Readership: Advanced students and researchers in the field of soft matter and nanomedicine.

Contents:

  • Self-Assembling Supramolecular Nanostructures for Drug Delivery (Michael Porter, Ran Lin, Maya Monroe and Honggang Cui)
  • Bioactive Supramolecular Assembly of Peptide Amphiphiles to Control Cellular Fate (M T Jeena, Huyeon Choi and Ja-Hyoung Ryu)
  • Supramolecular Gel Electrophoresis of Protein (Masamichi Yamanaka)
  • Self-assembly of Polymer-grafted Inorganic Nanoparticles into Functional Hybrid Materials (Chenglin Yi and Zhihong Nie)
  • Surface Coated NIR Light-Responsive Nanostructures for Imaging and Therapeutic Applications (Yanmei Yang and Bengang Xing)
  • Surface Functionalization through Polymer Segregation (Tatsuo Maruyama)
  • Nucleic Acid Hairpins: A Robust and Powerful Motif for Molecular Devices (Sudhanshu Garg, Hieu Bui, Abeer Eshra, Shalin Shah and John Reif)
  • REACH and the Environmental Regulation of Nanotechnology: Preventing and Reducing the Environmental Impacts of Nanomaterials presents a thorough and comprehensive legal analysis on the status of nanoscale chemicals under the EUís REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction) regulation, asking whether it effectively safeguards human health and environmental protection.

    This book examines the European Commissionís claim that REACH offers the best possible framework for the risk management of nanomaterials. Through a detailed and meticulous analysis of the four phases of REACH, Kuraj assesses the capacity of the Regulation to protect human health and the environment against the potential harms associated with exposure to nanomaterials, and draws attention to the ways in which the specificities of nanoscale chemicals are (not) tackled by the current REACH framework.

    Overall, this book is an innovative and timely contribution to the ongoing debate on how to best address the unprecedented risks posed by the growing pursuit of nanotechnological innovation by the EU and global policy agenda.

    REACH and the Environmental Regulation of Nanotechnology will be of great interest to advanced students and scholars of environmental law and policy, environmental governance, science and technology studies, and environment and health.

    Characterization of Nanoparticles: Measurement Processes for Nanoparticles – surveys this fast growing field, including established methods for the physical and chemical characterization of nanoparticles.

    The book focuses on sample preparation issues (including potential pitfalls), with measurement procedures described in detail. In addition, the book explores data reduction, including the quantitative evaluation of the final result and its uncertainty of measurement.

    The results of published inter-laboratory comparisons are referred to, along with the availability of reference materials necessary for instrument calibration and method validation. The application of these methods are illustrated with practical examples on what is routine and what remains a challenge.

    In addition, this book summarizes promising methods still under development and analyzes the need for complementary methods to enhance the quality of nanoparticle characterization with solutions already in operation.

    The book:

  • Helps readers decide which nanocharacterization method is best for each measurement problem, including limitations, advantages and disadvantages
  • Shows which nanocharacterization methods are best for different classes of nanomaterial
  • Demonstrates the practical use of a method based on selected case studies
  • The Handbook of Synthetic Methodologies and Protocols of Nanomaterials covers the methods and protocols for the synthesis, fabrication, and characterization of nanomaterials.

    The first two books of the set introduce the solution phase and gas synthesis approaches for nanomaterials, providing a number of most widely used protocols for each nanomaterial. An exhaustive list of nanomaterials are included, which are arranged according to the atomic number of the main element in the compound for easy search.

    For each material, the protocols are categorized according to the morphology of the nanostructure. A detailed reference is included in each protocol to point the readers to the source of the protocol.

    The third book describes many unconventional methods for the fabrication of nanostructures, including lithography and printing, self-assembly, chemical transformation, templated synthesis, electrospinning, laser induced synthesis, flame and plasma synthesis, and atomic layer deposition processes.

    The fourth book covers the typical methods for structural characterization of nanomaterials, including electron diffraction, electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy, X-ray diffraction, in-situ and operando X-ray techniques, X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy, static and dynamic light scattering, vibrational characterization methods, and NMR spectroscopy.

    In addition to the introduction of the basic operational principles of these tools, the book focuses explicitly on how they can be applied for analyzing nanomaterials.

    The handbook is a complete reference that can provide readers easily accessible information on how to synthesize and characterize nanomaterials desired for their target applications.

    Nanomaterials' unique properties offer revolutionary means to optimize a variety of products, including electronics, textiles, paintings and coatings, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products. However, these same properties mean that nanoscale materials can behave differently in the human body and the environment than conventional materials.

    Nanotechnology and the Environment provides the fundamental basis needed to assess and understand the life cycle of nanomaterials. It begins with a general explanation of nanomaterials, their properties, and their uses and describes the processes used to manufacture nanoscale materials.

    Subsequent chapters furnish information on the analysis of nanomaterials in the environment and their fate and transport, including the effects of wastewater treatment on nanomaterials.

    The book discusses possible risks to human health and the environment and the environment, and describes developing regulations to manage those risks.

    Given the potential risks, the book explores the apparent paradox of using nanomaterials in environmental remediation. The final chapter discusses frameworks for evaluating the balance between risk and reward as nanomaterials are manufactured, used and released to the environment.

    Biomedical nanotechnology is one of the fastest-growing fields of research across the globe. However, even the most promising technologies may never realize their full potential if public and political opinions are galvanized against them, a situation clearly evident in such controversial fields as cloning and stem cell research.

    Biomedical Nanotechnology presents state-of-the-art research in the field and also considers the socio-political risks and perceptions of this important science.

    Contributed by prominent experts in this expansive and interdisciplinary field, the book examines developments in three sub-fields: nanodrugs and drug delivery; prostheses and implants; and diagnostics and screening technologies.

    The authors compare new capabilities introduced by nanotechnology to traditional methods of release, target, and controlled drug delivery in the body. They also consider the challenge of understanding and controlling the biological processes involved upon implantation and discuss nanoscale sensors for biological chemical detection and biodefense.

    The book concludes with individual chapters devoted to the social and economic context of nanotechnologies and to their potential risks and possible solutions.

    By outlining cutting-edge research in the context of pressing global medical needs and potential risks, this authoritative reference supplies a holistic treatment of biomedical nanotechnology that enables us to understand its implications and decide the best way to move forward.

    The integration of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and nanotechnology (NT) in sensors and devices significantly reduces their weight, size, power consumption, and production costs. These sensors and devices can then play greater roles in defense operations, wireless communication, the diagnosis and treatment of disease, and many more applications.

    MEMS and Nanotechnology-Based Sensors and Devices for Communications, Medical and Aerospace Applications presents the latest performance parameters and experimental data of state-of-the-art sensors and devices.

    It describes packaging details, materials and their properties, and fabrication requirements vital for design, development, and testing.

    Some of the cutting-edge materials covered include quantum dots, nanoparticles, photonic crystals, and carbon nanotubes (CNTs).

    This comprehensive work encompasses various types of MEMS- and NT-based sensors and devices, such as micropumps, accelerometers, photonic bandgap devices, acoustic sensors, CNT-based transistors, photovoltaic cells, and smart sensors.

    It also discusses how these sensors and devices are used in a number of applications, including weaponsí health, battlefield monitoring, cancer research, stealth technology, chemical detection, and drug delivery.

    Also, have a look at our collection and recommendation of books on metamaterials; DNA nanotechnology and nanobots; nanotechnology introductions; and nanotechnology in fiction & games.

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