Nanotechnology: A Gentle Introduction to the Next Big Idea
Mark A. Ratner, Daniel Ratner
This book is intended to be an introduction to the subject of nanotechnology for the general reader. We will survey the scientific research and business aspects of the field, try to explain the key concepts, provide a look at current developments, and give some thoughts on where nanotechnology is likely to go in the next few years. The book will be approachable and witty, with lots of illustrations and examples.
Table of Contents
1. Introducing Nano.
2. Size Matters.
3. Interlude One-The Fundamental Science Behind Nanotechnology.
4. Interlude Two: Tools of the Nanosciences.
5. Points and Places of Interest: The Grand Tour.
6. Smart Materials.
8. Biomedical Applications.
9. Optics and Electronics.
11. Nanotechnology and You.
About the Authors.