Posted: August 3, 2009

Nanotechnology - Principles and Fundamentals

(Nanowerk News) The ultimate reference book, providing an in-depth introduction to nanotechnology, discussing topics from ethics and philosophy to challenges faced by this up-and-coming industry, all in one comprehensive volume.
The entire reference set of 9 volumes gives an excellent, in-depth overview of everything you need to know about nanotechnology and nanoscience with each volume dedicated to a specific topic which is covered in detail by experts from that particular field.
"This book would be useful to those interested in learning about the strategies used to create new nanodevices, the fundamentals of nanotechnology, and ethics of the field." (IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, May/June 2009)
"This book should be definitely recommended to those who want to understand the basic fundamentals of nanotechnology. This book can also be a good source for physics and engineering students in particular. From the college instructor point of view, this book is an excellent reference source for nanotechnology students." (Journal of Metals, January 15, 2009)
"One of the first books which deals with the various fields in nanotechnology .The book address scientists, teacher/ professors and students involved in this important and advanced field of fundamental and applicative science." (Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, November / December 2008)
From the Back Cover
Research on the nanoscale has led to the development of completely novel materials that will undoubtedly find numerous applications. With eight volumes plus an index, the Nanotechnology series collates the entire academic knowledge on this multidisciplinary topic, linking current and future uses in engineering, electronics, medical and life sciences, chemistry, materials science and analysis.

Volume I: Principles and Fundamentals (Editor: Gunter Schmid)

Volume 2: Environmental Aspects (Editor: Harald Krug)

Volume 3: Information Technology I (Editor: Rainer Waser)

Volume 4: Information Technology II (Editor: Rainer Waser)

Volume 5: Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology (Editor: Viola Vogel)

Volume 6: Nanoprobes (Editor: Harald Fuchs)

Volume 7: Light and Energy (Editors: Michael Gratzel and Kuppuswamy Kalyanasundaram)

Volume 8: Nanostructured Surfaces (Editor: Lifeng Chi)

Volume 9: Index

The first Volume in the series deals with the principles and fundamentals of nanotechnology, explaining what nanoscience and nanotechnology really means and, equally importantly, what it does not mean.
About the Author
Gunter Schmid, Professor em. at the University of Duisburg-Essen. His research is focused on the interface between chemistry an physics, covering clusters, nanoparticles and nanosciences. He published about 350 papers and edited several books on nanomaterials and nanotechnology. He acts as a member in several editorial boards, e.g. for Small and Advanced Functional Materials. In 2003 he received the prestigious Wilhelm-Klemm award of the German Chemical Society.
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