By Gerrard Eddy Jai Poinern
Although there are lots of theoretical nanotechnology and nanoscience textbooks on hand to scholars, there are rather few useful laboratory-based books. Filling this desire, A Laboratory direction in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology provides a hands-on method of key synthesis concepts and strategies presently utilized in nanotechnology and nanoscience. Written via a pioneer in nanotechnology, this sensible guide indicates undergraduate scholars find out how to synthesize their very own nanometer-scale fabrics and constructions after which examine their effects utilizing complex characterization techniques.
Through a sequence of well-designed, classroom-tested lab experiments, scholars without delay adventure the various magic of the nano global. The lab routines provide scholars hands-on abilities to enrich their theoretical stories. additionally, the fabric within the publication underscores the actually interdisciplinary nature of nanoscience, getting ready scholars from physics, chemistry, engineering, and biology for paintings in nanoscience- and nanotechnology-related industries.
After introducing examples of nanometer-scale fabrics and constructions present in nature, the booklet offers a variety of nanometer-scale fabrics and the synthesis techniques used to supply them. It then covers complicated characterization innovations for reading nanometer-scale fabrics and buildings. It additionally addresses lab security and the id of capability dangers within the lab sooner than explaining the right way to organize a systematic record and current study effects. additionally, the writer discusses general tasks undertaken in nanotechnology labs, equivalent to the research of samples utilizing scanning electron microscopy and atomic strength microscopy. The e-book concludes with a suite of initiatives that scholars can do whereas participating with a mentor or supervisor.
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It is important to have a fundamental understanding of these techniques because many of the developments in nanotechnology heavily depend on the ability to identify, characterize, and analyze materials and structures at the nanometer scale. Because of the importance of characterization techniques, the chapter highlights the main techniques currently in use and briefly discusses their operating principles. Many of these techniques can be used to analyze the synthesized materials produced in each of the laboratory experiments and projects.
In his famous 1959 Caltech talk, “There Is Plenty of Room at the Bottom” [Ref 2], he predicted that one day it would be possible to assemble structures atom by atom or write the whole of Encyclopaedia Britannica on the head of a pin. However, it was Norio Taniguchi from the University of Tokyo who stated the original definition of nanotechnology in 1974. He described it as “the processing of separation, consolidation, and deformation of material by one atom or one molecule” [Ref 3]. 1 Background Literature Information about Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, and Other Related Fields Area Introductory nanotechnology Nanotechnology revolution Nanotechnology industry trends Introductory nanoscience and nanotechnology Nanoparticles Nanoparticles for cancer therapeutics Metal and inorganic nanoparticles Core/shell nanoparticles Introduction to nanomaterials Nanomaterials, synthesis, and applications Reference Poole, C.
By selecting the appropriate process parameters, the resulting anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) layer or membrane will have a pore structure with a high aspect ratio and a pore array that is highly regular. Importantly, the process is repeatable and consistently produces the desired nanometer-scale pore structure from the selected parameters. Because of this repeatability and the extreme regularity of the high-aspect pore structure, the membranes have been used as a template to manufacture regular high-aspect-ratio nanometer-scale structures such as nanorods, nanowires, and nanotubes inside the pore channels.
A Laboratory Course in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology by Gerrard Eddy Jai Poinern