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ISBN 9781138076310
Published September 18, 2018 by CRC Press
611 Pages 439 Color & 439 B/W Illustrations

 
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Learning Bio-Micro-Nanotechnology is a primer on micro/nanotechnology that teaches the vocabulary, fundamental concepts, and applications of micro/nanotechnology in biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, electronics, computers, biomedicine, microscopy, ethics, and risks to humankind. It provides an introduction into the small world with a low fog index, emphasizing the concepts using analogies and illustrations to simplify the non-observables.

The chapters have many "thinking exercises" and summaries with references at the end of each chapter. The questions at the end are divided into Bloom’s taxonomy of learning skills and also include team exercises and methods to assess learning. There are many calculations using dimensional analysis according to first principles, but the math is purposely kept at a low level and is used as a means of understanding the concepts. The appendices provide a math review and a glossary of terms.

Carefully designed as an easy-to-read textbook and a practical reference, this book emphasizes learning micro/nanotechnology vocabulary, concepts, and applications from first principles and from a multi-disciplinary point of view. This makes it suitable for one- and two-semester courses as well as a reference for professionals in the field.

Table of Contents

Thinking Small and Big
Introduction
Bit of Technology History
Tera-to-Pico Multipliers
Size of Things
What Is "Small Technology?"
Memory Lane in Electronics
Applications
Key Concepts
Questions and Problems
References

Biomolecules and Cells
Introduction
Science of Evolution
Powers of "10" Revisited
Building a Human Cell
Biomolecules
Protein Folding
Identifying Biomolecules
Forensic Methods
Genetic Variation: Mutations
Key Concepts
Questions and Problems
References

Molecular Chemistry
Introduction
Periodic Table
Some Chemical Definitions
Chemical Bonding
Macromolecules
Polymer Examples
Colloids
Solid Nanomolecules
Key Concepts
Questions and Problems
References

Bit of Physics
Introduction
Size Matters
Working toward the Bottom
Definitions at the Bottom
Bottom: Energy Levels and Bonding
Benefits at the Bottom
Key Concepts
Questions and Problems
References

Engineering Bits and Bytes
Introduction
Electronics-on-a-Chip
Computer Applications
Control Systems
Key Concepts
Questions and Problems
References

Seeing Small Things
Introduction
Human Eye
Some Microscope Definitions
Light Microscopes
Electron Microscopes
Key Concepts
Questions and Problems
References

Nanoelectronics
Introduction
Computer Applications
Lithographic Tools
Recent Chip Developments
Emerging Technology
Bottom-Up Technology
Key Concepts
Questions and Problems
References

Microelectromechanical Systems
Introduction
Overview
Microsensors
Microactuators
Biochips
Key Concepts
Questions and Problems
References

Nanotechnology and Cancer
Introduction
What Is Cancer?
Discovery: L
Detection: I
Delivery: T
Destruction: R
Key Concepts
Questions and Problems
References

Risks: Nano or Mega?
Introduction
Bit of Anatomy
Definitions Relating to Risk
Chemical and Physical Factors
Benefits versus Risks
Risk Assessment
Risk Management
Key Concepts
Questions and Problems
References

Ethics and Social Relevance
Introduction
Some Ethics Definitions
Ethics Algorithm
Some Ethical Issues
Key Concepts
Questions and Problems
References

Self-Assembled Future
Introduction
Definition: Self-Assembled Future
Geometric Proportions
Chemical Assembly
Snow Flake Assembly
Self-Assembled Colloids
Linear-Step Assembly
Spiral-Step Assembly
Amphiphilic Structures
Biomolecular Assembly
Self-Assembled Monolayers
Some Future Predictions
Epilogue
Key Concepts
Questions and Problems
References

Appendix A: Math Review: Multiplying and Dividing Exponents
Appendix B: Math Review: Dimensional Analysis
Appendix C: Math Review: No. of Ways and Probability
Appendix D: Formulae of Various Geometrical Shapes
Appendix E: Group Learning Guidelines
Appendix F: Glossary of Terms
Index

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Reviews

"… a great combination of two key disciplines in the coming quarter of this century, biotechnology and nanotechnology. This will be a good guidebook for the academic adventure as well as a bible for the pioneer in the engineering and scientific field."
—Hideyuki Kanematsu, Suzuka National College of Technology

"… provides an excellent, multi-dimensional approach to learning that I have not seen in other nanotechnology textbooks. … I really like the multitude of ways the author has the students think about the material through problems, group activities, thinking exercises, etc."
—Kory Goldammer, Richland College