Nanotechnology book round-up December

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(Nanowerk News) Here are some interesting books on nanotechnology topics that recently got published:
The 3-volume set Nanotechnology for Energy Sustainability, 3 Volume Set (Applications of Nanotechnology) provides a detailed overview of nanotechnology as it is applied to energy sustainability.

Clearly structured, following an introduction, the first part of the book is dedicated to energy production, renewable energy, energy storage, energy distribution, and energy conversion and harvesting. The second part then goes on to discuss nano-enabled materials, energy conservation and management, technological and intellectual property-related issues and markets and environmental remediation. The text concludes with a look at and recommendations for future technology advances.

An essential handbook for all experts in the field - from academic researchers and engineers to developers in industry.

The Handbook of Advanced Ceramics and Composites: Defense, Security, Aerospace and Energy Applications presents an authoritative account of the potential of advanced ceramics and composites in strategic applications, including defense, national security, aerospace, and energy security (especially nuclear energy). It highlights how their unique combination of superior properties such as low density, high strength, high elastic modulus, high hardness, high temperature capability, and excellent chemical and environmental stability are optimized in technologies within these fields.

The handbook is organized according to application type. It allows readers to learn about strategies that have been used in different fields and to transfer them to their own. The book addresses a wide variety of ceramics and their composites, including PZT ceramics, carbon nanotubes, aerogels, silica radomes, relaxor ferroelectrics, and many others.

Plasmonic Sensors and their Applications is a practically-focused reference and guide on the use of plasmonic sensing as a faster and cheaper alternative to conventional sensing platforms.

Plasmons, the collective oscillations of electrons occurring at the interface between any two materials, are sensitive to changes in dielectric properties near metal surfaces. Plasmonic sensors enable the real-time study of unique surface properties by monitoring the effect of the material interaction at the sensor surface. Plasmonic sensing techniques offer fast, label-free analysis, and hold advantages over labelling techniques such as ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay).

Plasmonic Sensors and their Applications examines the development and use of highly sensitive and selective plasmonic sensing platforms in chemistry, biotechnology, and medicine. Contributions by an international panel of experts provide timely and in-depth coverage of both real-world applications and academic research in the dynamic field. The authors describe advances in nanotechnology, polymer chemistry, and biomedicine, explore new and emerging applications of plasmonic sensing, discuss future trends and potential research directions, and more. This authoritative volume:

  • Demonstrates why plasmonic sensing is a profitable method for easy and label-free analysis in real-time
  • Covers a variety of applications of plasmonic sensors, such as disease
  • Includes a brief introduction to the history and development of plasmonic sensors
  • Provides concise theory and background for every application covered in the text
  • Plasmonic Sensors and their Applications is an invaluable resource for analytical chemists, biochemists, biotechnologists, protein and surface chemists, and advanced students of biotechnology.

    With The Chemistry of Nanomaterials, 2 Volume Set: Synthesis, Properties and Applications the distinguished team of editors has combined the expertise of leading nanomaterials scientists to provide the latest overview of this field.

    The authors cover the whole spectrum of nanomaterials, ranging from theory, synthesis, properties, characterization to application, including such new developments as:

  • quantum dots, nanoparticles, nanoporous materials, as well as nanowires, nanotubes and nanostructural polymers
  • nanocatalysis, nanolithography, nanomanipulation
  • methods for the synthesis of nanoparticles.
  • The book can thus be recommended for everybody working in nanoscience: Beginners can acquaint themselves with the exciting subject, while specialists will find answers to all their questions plus helpful suggestions for further research.

    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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