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Nanoscience and its Applications

Book Description

Nanoscience and Its Applications explores how nanoscience is used in modern industry to increase product performance, including an understanding of how these materials and systems, at the molecular level, provide novel properties and physical, chemical, and biological phenomena that have been successfully used in innovative ways in a wide range of industries.

This book is an important reference source for early-career researchers and practicing materials scientists and engineers seeking a greater understanding on how nanoscience can be used in modern industries.

  • Provides a detailed overview of how nanoscience is used to increase product efficiency in a variety of fields, from agribusiness to medicine,
  • Shows how nanoscience can help product developers increase product performance whilst reducing costs
  • Illustrates how nanoscience has been used innovatively in a great variety of disciplines, giving those working in many different industries ideas as to how nanoscience might answer important questions

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. List of Contributors
  6. 1: Nanomaterials: Solar Energy Conversion
    1. Abstract
    2. 1.1. Introduction
    3. 1.2. Conversion of Solar Energy Into Electricity
    4. 1.3. Photoelectrochemical Cells for the Production of Solar Fuels
    5. 1.4. Conclusions and Perspectives
    6. List of Symbols
  7. 2: Nanoelectronics
    1. Abstract
    2. 2.1. Organic Materials for Nanoelectronics: Insulators and Conductors
    3. 2.2. Process of Charge Transport in Organic Devices
    4. 2.3. Organic Thin Film Transistors
    5. 2.4. Organic Light–Emitting Diodes
    6. List of Symbols
  8. 3: Nanomedicine
    1. Abstract
    2. 3.1. Nanomedicine
    3. 3.2. Nanomaterials Applied to Diagnosis and Therapy
    4. 3.3. Synthesis of Nanomaterials for Application in Nanomedicine
    5. 3.4. Nanotoxicology
  9. 4: Nanoneurobiophysics
    1. Abstract
    2. 4.1. Introduction
    3. 4.2. Nanopharmacology
    4. 4.3. Nanoneuroscience and Nanoneuropharmacology
    5. 4.4. Computational Resources in Nanomedicine
    6. Abbreviations
    7. Glossary
  10. 5: Nanosensors
    1. Abstract
    2. 5.1. Introduction
    3. 5.2. Sensors and Nanosensors: New Detection Tools
    4. 5.3. Atomic Force Spectroscopy (Force Curve)
    5. 5.4. Applications for AFM Tip Sensors
    6. 5.5. Microcantilever Sensors
    7. 5.6. Challenges and Tendencies
    8. List of Symbols
  11. 6: Electrochemical Sensors
    1. Abstract
    2. 6.1. Introduction
    3. 6.2. Electroanalytical Methods
    4. List of Symbols
  12. 7: Molecular Modeling Applied to Nanobiosystems
    1. Abstract
    2. 7.1. Introduction
    3. 7.2. Basic Representation Types
    4. 7.3. Biomolecules and Protein Modeling
    5. 7.4. Molecular Computer Modeling Methods Applied To Biomolecules
    6. 7.5. Some Recent Applications
    7. 7.6. Final Considerations
    8. List of Symbols
  13. Index