Nanotechnology past and present : leading to science, engineering, and technology / Deb Newberry.Material type: TextSeries: Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science | Synthesis lectures on engineering, science, and technology ; #7.Publisher: [San Rafael, California] : Morgan & Claypool, Description: 1 PDF (xvi, 83 pages) : illustrations (some color)Content type: text Media type: electronic Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781681738611Subject(s): Nanotechnology -- History | nanoscience | nanotechnology | engineering | technology | societal aspects | science | atomic force microscope | undergraduate science | non-technicalAdditional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 620/.509 LOC classification: T174.7 | .N486 2020ebOnline resources: Abstract with links to resource | Abstract with links to full text Also available in print.
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1. Introduction to nanotechnology, a basic definition -- 1.1. The world at the molecular and atomic level -- 1.2. Chemical bonding -- 1.3. Sense of scale measurements, calculations, and definitions -- 1.4. An issue with definitions -- 1.5. Science and technology
2. The history of nanoscience and nanotechnology -- 2.1. Introduction -- 2.2. The beginning of the "modern" era of nanotechnology -- 2.3. The early applications : trial and error -- 2.4. Current expectations
3. Tools used in nanoscience -- 3.1. Introduction -- 3.2. Evolution : from eyes to microscopes -- 3.3. Optical microscopes and beyond -- 3.4. "Scopes" for today
4. Society and nanotechnology -- 4.1. Introduction -- 4.2. The global nature of nanotechnology -- 4.3. Societal awareness of nanotechnology -- 4.4. The slow rise of nanoscale applications : a combination of technology, regulation, and environment consideration -- 4.5. Carbon nanotubes : the icon of nanotechnology -- 4.6. An example of the multi-market aspect of nanotechnology -- 4.7. Legal considerations
5. Investigating the relationship : is nanotechnology a "basic" science or are the traditional sciences nanoscience? -- 5.1. Introduction -- 5.2. Finding nanoscale concepts in the basic sciences -- 5.3. Earth science -- 5.4. Biology -- 5.5. Multi-disciplinary aspects of nanotechnology
6. Nanoscience, nanotechnology, and engineering -- 6.1. Introduction -- 6.2. Electrical engineering -- 6.3. Transistor operation -- 6.4. Semiconductor device fabrication -- 6.5. Mechanical engineering and material science -- 6.6. Civil engineering -- 6.7. Concrete, civil engineering, and nanotechnology
7. Emerging technologies -- 7.1. Introduction -- 7.2. Nanotechnology and agriculture -- 7.3. Photonics -- 7.4. Biotechnology.
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Nanoscience and nanotechnology, the application of the research-based nanoscale science, have changed significantly over the last three and a half decades. The "bucky" ball, 60 carbon atoms arranged like a soccer ball, and an often-used symbol of nanotechnology, was discovered in 1985 and 4 years later scientists at IBM were able to manipulate xenon atoms on a surface. In the intervening years, nanotechnology has evolved from a singly focused research topic to an understanding that infiltrates every aspect of science and engineering disciplines. In addition, nanotechnology, and both naturally occurring and engineered nanomaterials, have become the focus of legal, environmental, and application and regulation disciplines. The first portion of this text serves as an introduction to nanotechnology: the history, mathematical concepts, and instruments required to study and manipulate the world at the atomic scale. The later portion of the text discusses the connectivity of nanotechnology to the more traditional scientific disciplines as well as emerging technologies. This text can serve as an introduction to the nanoscale for science, computer science, and engineering disciplines. It can also provide a valuable foundation for disciplines such as industrial hygiene, architecture, sociology, ethics, and the humanities. There does not exist an educational discipline, market segment, or career avenue which will not be impacted by nanotechnology.
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