Nanotechnology For Dummies
Richard D. Booker, Earl Boysen
This title demystifies the topic for investors, business executives, and anyone interested in how molecule-sized machines and processes can transform our lives. Along with dispelling common myths, it covers nanotechnology's origins, how it will affect various industries, and the limitations it can overcome. This handy book also presents numerous applications such as scratch-proof glass, corrosion resistant paints, stain-free clothing, glare-reducing eyeglass coatings, drug delivery systems, medical diagnostic tools, burn and wound dressings, sugar-cube-sized computers, mini-portable power generators, even longer-lasting tennis balls, and more.
- Nanotechnology is the science of matter at the scale of one-billionth of a meter or 1/75,000th the size of a human hair
- Written in the accessible, humorous For Dummies style, this book demystifies nanotechnology for investors, business people, and anyone else interested in how molecule-sized machines and processes will soon transform our lives
- Investment in nanotechnology is exploding, with $3.7 billion in nanotechnology R&D spending authorized by the U.S. government in 2003 and international investment reported at over $2 billion
Table of Contents:
Part I: Getting Small with Nanotechnology.
Chapter 1: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Nanotechnology.
Chapter 2: Nano in Your Life.
Chapter 3: Gathering the Tools of the Trade.
Part II: Building a Better World with Nanomaterials.
Chapter 4: Nanomaterials Galore.
Chapter 5: Adding Strength with Composites.
Part III: “Smarter” Computers! Faster Internet! Cheaper Energy!
Chapter 6: Building a Better Digital Brain.
Chapter 7: Routing Information at the Speed of Light.
Chapter 8: Nano-fying Electronics.
Chapter 9: Getting Energy and a Cleaner Environment with Nanotech.
Part IV: Living Healthier Lives.
Chapter 10: Diagnosing Personal Health Quickly, Easily, and Pain-Free.
Chapter 11: The Fantastic Voyage into Medical Applications.
Part V: Investing in Nanotech.
Chapter 12: Industries Going Small.
Chapter 13: Countries Investing In a Nano Future.
Chapter 14: Nanotechnology Goes to School.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 15: Ten (or So) Nanotech Movers and Shakers.
Chapter 16: Further Reading on the Web and in Your Library.