Nanotechnology: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback)

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Nanotechnology: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback)


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What is Nanotechnology and how will it affect us? Nanobots, nanoprobes, nanoswarms, nanogenes the list goes on. Nanotechnology is a staple of science fiction and has a rather chequered history when it comes to public perception: will swarms of sentient nanomachines ultimately take over the world or will nanotech give us nothing more than improved sun creams? As this Very Short Introduction shows, the science underpinning nanotechnology is equally as fascinating as the best nano-inspired sci-fi.

In this book, Philip Moriarty introduces the key scientific themes and concepts underpinning the field, including interatomic and intermolecular forces, single atom imaging, quantum confinement, self-assembly, molecular machinery, and nanomagnetism. Moriarty includes results from ground-breaking scientific studies, such as scanning probe microscope images of atomic and molecular "landscapes", providing visceral and intuitive insights into the nanoscopic world.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Philip Moriarty, Professor of Physics and EPSRC Established Career Fellow Philip Moriarty's work comprises teaching, research, public engagement (both via online media such as YouTube and in more traditional setting), and popular science writing. His academic career has been based at the University of Nottingham, where he started as a postdoctoral researcher in 1994 and has been a professor since 2005. His work is focussed on many topical themes in nanoscience, with a particular focus on single atom/molecule imaging, spectroscopy, and manipulation.
Product Details ISBN: 9780198841104
ISBN-10: 0198841108
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: March 15th, 2023
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Very Short Introductions