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Books about the future of Nanotechnology
01 Nanotechnology    9/22/2003 10:51:20 AM

. Books about the future of Nanotechnology


Nano and Micro Engineered Membrane Technology (Membrane Science and Technology Series, Vol 10)
by C. J. M. Van Rijn

This book is about Nano and micro engineered membrane technology, an emerging new technological area in membrane technology. Potential applications cover a broad spectrum of science, such as micro and nano filtration, gas separation, optics and nanophotonics, catalysis, microbiology, controlled drug delivery, nanopatterning, micro contact printing, atomisation, cross flow emulsification, etc. A brief overview of filtration membranes and pore structures is presented in chapter 1 and in the subsequent chapter 2 an overview is presented of conventional micro perforation methods, like laser drilling, electroforming, precision etching etc. With micro engineering techniques (chapter 3), originating from the semiconductor industry, it is relatively easy to downscale and form submicron pores (down to 100 nm) using photolithographic methods, with e.g. contact masks and wafer steppers. In chapter 4 some elementary fluid mechanics related to fluid flow in conducts and single and multiple orifices is presented covering analytical methods as well as computational fluid dynamics. Much effort has been put in strength and maximum pressure load analysis (chapter 5) of perforated and unperforated membranes. New analytical expressions were obtained that were verified by a number of computer simulations and many experiments. A separate chapter (chapter 6) has been devoted to the pioneering work of manufacturing polymeric perforated membranes because of its potential future economical impact. Large scale microfiltration applications on e.g. skim milk and lager beer are presented in chapter 7, whereas in chapter 8 a micro scale Lab-on-a-Chip microfiltration/fractionation demonstrator is discussed.

Nanotechnology and nano engineered membranes is the fascinating topic of chapter 9, with typical examples as nanopatterning, nanophotonics and nanomembrane technology. This book closes with novel pioneering applications on atomization (chapter 10) for deep pulmonary inhale and cross flow emulsification (chapter 11) for the manufacturing of e.g. functional foods and nano/micro emulsions.


NanoTech MegaQuake
by Dan Shafer

A guide to nanotechnology and its implications for businesses
The development and marketing of nanotechnology products will have a profound effect on all segments of the business community. This book outlines the foundational principles of the technology and its importance to business leaders over the coming years. It offers interviews with movers and shakers in the nanotechnology movement and gives business leaders a discussion of the promise, and the danger, of this new technology. It describes the technology and its implications in simple terms for managers outside the high-tech realm and describes specific steps they can take to be prepared for the nanotechnology revolution. The book also includes descriptions of the latest in nanotechnology research and near-term applications for the technology.
Dan Shafer (Del Rey, CA) is a well-known author of technology and computer books, a sought-after speaker and seminar presenter, and an investigative reporter and columnist. He is a Senior Associate of the Foresight Institute of Palo Alto, California, which was founded to foster invention and encourage public debate before the emergence of nanotechnology.


Springer Handbook of Nanotechnology
by Bharat Bhushan

"Professor Bhushan has harnessed his own knowledge and experience, gained in several industries and universities, and has assembled about 100 internationally recognized authors from three continents to write more than 40 chapters. The authors come from both academia and industry ... [This book] is a timely addition to the literature on nanotechnology, which I anticipate will stimulate further interest in this important new field and serve as an invaluable resource to members of the international scientific and industrial community."


Engines of Creation
by Eric Drexler

This work heralds the new age of nanotechnology, which will give us thorough and inexpensive control of the structure of matter. Drexler examines the enormous implications of these developments for medicine, the economy, and the environment, and makes astounding yet well-founded projections for the future.


Handbook of Nanophase and Nanostructured Materials: Synthesis / Characterization / Materials Systems and Applications I / Materials Systems and Applications II
by Zhong Lin Wang (Editor), Yi Liu (Editor), Ze Zhang (Editor), S. E. Kudaibergenov

This book, with a total of 40 chapters, is a comprehensive and complete introductory text on the synthesis, characterization, and applications of nanomaterials. It is aimed at graduate students and researchers whose background is chemistry, physics, materials science, chemical engineering, electrical engineering or biomedical science. The first part emphasizes the chemical and physical approaches used for synthesis of nanomaterials. The second part emphasizes the techniques used for characterizing the structure and properties of nanomaterials, aiming to describe the physical mechanism, data interpretation, and detailed applications of the techniques. The final part focuses on systems of different nanostructural materials with novel properties and applications.

Nanosystems: Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing, and Computation
by Eric Drexler

"Devices enormously smaller than before will remodel engineering, chemistry, medicine, and computer technology. How can we understand machines that are so small? Nanosystems covers it all: power and strength, friction and wear, thermal noise and quantum uncertainty. This is the book for starting the next century of engineering." — Marvin Minsky MIT Science magazine calls Eric Drexler "Mr. Nanotechnology." For years, Drexler has stirred controversy by declaring that molecular nanotechnology will bring a sweeping technological revolution — delivering tremendous advances in miniaturization, materials, computers, and manufacturing of all kinds. Now, he’s written a detailed, top-to-bottom analysis of molecular machinery — how to design it, how to analyze it, and how to build it. Nanosystems is the first scientifically detailed description of developments that will revolutionize most of the industrial processes and products currently in use. This groundbreaking work draws on physics and chemistry to establish basic concepts and analytical tools. The book then describes nanomechanical components, devices, and systems, including parallel computers able to execute 1020 instructions per second and desktop molecular manufacturing systems able to make such products. Via chemical and biochemical techniques, proximal probe instruments, and software for computer-aided molecular design, the book charts a path from present laboratory capabilities to advanced molecular manufacturing. Bringing together physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, and computer science, Nanosystems provides an indispensable introduction to the emerging field of molecular nanotechnology.


Nanomedicine, Vol. I: Basic Capabilities
by Robert A. Freitas Jr.

The first volume of the Nanomedicine book series describes the set of basic capabilities of molecular machine systems that may be required by many, if not most, medical nanorobotic devices, including the physical, chemical, thermodynamic, mechanical, and biological limits of such devices. Specific topics include the abilities to recognize, sort and transport important molecules; sense the environment; alter shape or surface texture; generate onboard energy to power effective robotic functions; communicate with doctors, patients, and other nanorobots; navigate throughout the human body; manipulate microscopic objects and move about inside a human body; and timekeep, perform computations, disable living cells and viruses, and operate at various pressures and temperatures.


Nanomedicine, Vol. IIA: Biocompatibility
by Robert A. Freitas Jr.

The safety, effectiveness, and utility of medical nanorobotic devices will critically depend upon their biocompatibility with human organs, tissues, cells, and biochemical systems. In this Volume, we broaden the definition of nanomedical biocompatibility to include all of the mechanical, physiological, immunological, cytological, and biochemical responses of the human body to the introduction of artificial medical nanodevices, whether “particulate” (large doses of independent micron-sized individual nanorobots) or “bulk” (nanorobotic organs assembled either as solid objects or built up from trillions of smaller artificial cells or docked nanorobots inside the body) in form.

Nanotechnology: Research and Perspectives
by BC Crandall

BC Crandall is the founder and director of Molecular Realities and the founder and president of Memetic Engineering. He is also the cofounder of Prime Arithmetics, Inc.


Nanotechnology: Molecular Speculations on Global Abundance
by BC Crandall

Technology is becoming molecularly precise. Nanotechnology, otherwise known as molecular engineering, will soon create effective machines as small as DNA. This capacity to manipulate matter -- to program matter -- with atomic precision will utterly change the economic, ecological, and cultural fabric of our lives. This book, which is accessible to a broad audience while providing references to the technical literature, presents a wide range of potential applications of this new material technology. The first chapter introduces the basic concepts of molecular engineering and demonstrates that several mutually reinforcing trends in current research are leading directly into a world of surprisingly powerful molecular machines. Nine original essays on specific applications follow the introductory chapter. The first section presents applications of nanotechnology that interact directly with the molecular systems of the human body. The second presents applications that function, for the most part, outside the body. The final section details the mechanisms of a universal human-machine interface and the operation of an extremely high resolution display system.
BC Crandall is the founder and director of Molecular Realities and the founder and president of Memetic Engineering. He is also the cofounder of Prime Arithmetics, Inc.


Our Molecular Future: How Nanotechnology, Robotics, Genetics and Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Our World
by Douglas Mulhall

Douglas Mulhall has provided an introduction to the emergence of molecular manufacturing and added one more powerful reason to the list of reasons why attempting to ban the development of nanotechnology would be a grave error. Mulhall proposes that we will need molecular nanotechnology and machine intelligence to survive various natural disasters that might happen sooner, and with more extreme consequences, than we would like to think. "The relatively calm natural conditions that allowed our technological society to develop during past centuries may be more rare than we thought. They may end. ... a new survival imperative may inspire us to adapt to a universe that now appears more risky than we once thought."


Nanotechnology: Basic Science and Emerging Technologies
by Michael Wilson (Editor), Kamali Kannangara (Editor), Geoff Smith (Editor), Michelle Simmons (Editor), Carol Crane

The emergence of nanoscience portends a revolution in technology that will soon impact virtually every facet of our technological lives. Yet there is little understanding of what it is among the educated public and often among scientists and engineers in other disciplines. Furthermore, despite the emergence of undergraduate courses on the subject, no basic textbooks exist.Nanotechnology: Basic Science and Emerging Technologies bridges the gap between detailed technical publications that are beyond the grasp of nonspecialists and popular science books, which may be more science fiction than fact. It provides a fascinating, scientifically sound treatment, accessible to engineers and scientists outside the field and even to students at the undergraduate level. After a basic introduction to the field, the authors explore topics that include molecular nanotechnology, nanomaterials and nanopowders, nanoelectronics, optics and photonics, and nanobiomimetrics. The book concludes with a look at some cutting-edge applications and prophecies for the future.Nanoscience will bring to the world technologies that today we can only imagine and others of which we have not yet dreamt. This book lays the groundwork for that future by introducing the subject to those outside the field, sparking the imaginations of tomorrow's scientists, and challenging them all to participate in the advances that will bring nanotechnology's potential to fruition.


The Next Big Thing Is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business
by Jack Uldrich, Deb Newberry (Contributor)

Jack Uldrich is the president of the NanoVeritas Group, a consultancy that focuses on helping businesses, venture capitalists, and governments understand and profit from nanotechnology. He is the former deputy director of the Minnesota Office of Strategic and Long-Range Planning.


The Investor's Guide to Nanotechnology and Micromachines
by Glenn Fishbine (Author)

How to identify the most promising investment opportunities in nanotechnology
Imagine machines tiny enough to be injected into the human bloodstream, mobile enough to make their way to specific locations inside the body, and intelligent enough to reduce cancerous tumors to harmless chemical ash. This is one among thousands of potentially revolutionary applications for nanotechnology - the looming technological breakthrough that could transform every aspect of our society.
The Investor’s Guide to Nanotechnology and Micromachines separates science fact from science fiction and shows investors where and how to find nanotech investment opportunities that show real promise. This unique and indispensable guide:
Ø Profiles government, university, and private sector research programs worldwide
Ø Explains the six key requirements for creating functional micromachines
Ø Identifies the most promising nanotech applications in medicine, materials, aerospace, and more
Ø Provides explanations of complex technological issues
Ø Saves investors time of research and legwork
Ø Includes informational appendices for easy reference


Understanding Nanotechnology
by Scientific American (Editor)

Everyone in the modern world knows what technology is. But what is nanotechnology? Taken from the Greek, nano means "one billionth part of" a whole. In modern parlance, it means very, very small. Nano-tech is the next step after miniaturization. Cell phones are miniaturized versions of traditional landline phones. Wristwatches are miniature versions of clocks. Desktop computers are miniature versions of the original analog calculating machines. Miniaturization is commonplace in today's world. In tomorrow's world, nano-tech will be the new common technology. It will affect everyone on the planet, and may change civilization as it is now known.


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