The Opensource Handbook of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

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  • Author: Wikibooks
  • Format: online HTML
  • Price: free

Nanotechnology and nanoscience is about controlling and understanding matter on the sub-micrometer and atomic scale.

This wikibook on nanoscience and nanotechnology contains substantial content and gathers information about the various tools, methods and systems to provide students, researchers and everyone else an open-source handbook and overview guide to this vast interdisciplinary and expanding field – a book that can be adjusted as new things appear and improved by you!

Chapters include:

Part 1: Introduction

  • Perspective
  • Overviews
  • About the Book
  • Reaching Out

Part 2: Seeing ‘Nano’

  • Optical Methods
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Scanning probe microscopy
  • Additional methods

Part 3: Physics on the nano scale

  • Intro to Nanophysics
  • Modelling Nanosystems
  • Physical Chemistry of Surfaces
  • Background material

Part 4: Nanomaterials

  • Overview of Production methods
  • Semiconducting Nanostructures
  • Metallic Nanostructures
  • Organic Nanomaterials

Part 5: Nanosystems

  • Nanoelectronics
  • Nano-optics
  • Nanomechanics
  • Nanofluidics

Part 6: Nanoengineering

  • Top-down and bottom-up approaches
  • Self assembly
  • Lithography
  • Nanomanipulation

Part 7: Nano-Bio Primer

  • Nano-bio Primer
  • Biosensors
  • Targeting Diseases

Part 8: Environmental Nanotechnology

  • Health effects of nanoparticles
  • Environmental Impact
  • Nano and Society

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