By Christian Ngô, Marcel Van de Voorde
A brand new high-level e-book for execs from Atlantis Press supplying an summary of nanotechnologies now and their functions in a wide number of fields, together with info and conversation applied sciences, environmental sciences and engineering, societal existence, and medication, with provision of custom-made treatments.
The ebook indicates the place nanotechnology is now - a desirable time while the technology is transitioning into advanced platforms with effect on new items. current and destiny advancements are addressed, in addition to a bigger variety of new business and study possibilities deriving from this area. an outline for execs, researchers and policy-makers of this very swiftly increasing box. short chapters and color figures with a contained total size make the booklet appealing at an enticing expense - a needs to for each professional's shelf.
Mihail C. Roco, nationwide technology beginning and nationwide Nanotechnology Initiative, wrote the preface underlying the significance and weight of the current publication to this interesting and epoch-awakening box of study and applications:
"Nanotechnology is definitely well-known as a technological know-how and know-how megatrend for the start of the twenty first century. This e-book goals to teach the place nanotechnology is now - transitioning to advanced structures and essentially new items - and communicates the societal promise of nanotechnology to experts and the general public. such a lot of what has already made it into is within the type of "First Generation" items, passive nanostructures with regular behaviour. Many businesses have "Second Generation" items, energetic nanostructures with altering behaviour in the course of use, and embryonic "Third Generation" items, together with three-dimensional nanosystems. thoughts for "Fourth Generation" items, together with heterogeneous molecular nanosystems, are just in research."
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Chemical images are taken with a transmission electron microscope equipped with a graded interference filter spectrometer. In the image, the oxide layer is clearly seen at the surface of the magnetic particles. 16 show individual atoms in a gold nanoparticle (in Fig. 15 a particle with fivefold symmetry and in Fig. 15 a nanobar). The clear points correspond with the positions of the atoms. Gold nanoparticles have multiple applications in catalysis, nanoelectronics, and in cancer treatments. 17 shows a nanobar where the nucleus and the exterior (coating) consist of different materials.
Industries researching and using nanotechnology . . . . Principle of catalysis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Difference between homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Main functions of a good catalyst. . . . . . . . . Properties that a catalyst should have . . . . . . . . The efficiency of a catalyst depends on several parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nanocatalysts for exhaust reduction in cities .
Three types of coating used in the aerospace industry. . From smart to intelligent materials coatings. . . . . . Nanostructured turbine blade coatings that contain healing agents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . From nanomaterials properties to innovative products . . Bio-nanomaterials spectrum . . . . . . . . . . . 300 mm silicon wafer with integrated circuits manufactured on it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Number of transistors contained in different Intel processors as a function of their year of introduction on the market.