Praise for the first edition
"clear and informative” ―Chemistry World
The authors provide the perfect training tool for the workforce in nanotech development by presenting the fundamental principles that govern the fabrication, characterization, and application of nanomaterials. This edition represents a complete overhaul, giving a much more complete, self-contained introduction. As before, the text avoids excessive mathematical detail and is written in an easy to follow, appealing style suitable for anyone, regardless of background in physics, chemistry, engineering, or biology. The organization has been revised to include fundamental physical chemistry and physics pertaining to relevant electrical, mechanical, and optical material properties.
Malkiat S. Johal is a professor of physical chemistry at Pomona College, and earned his doctorate in physical chemistry at the University of Cambridge, UK.
Lewis E. Johnson is a research scientist at the University of Washington, where he also earned his doctorate in chemistry and nanotechnology.
"a well-organized book that provides an excellent introduction in nanoscience and the design of nanomaterials. The book is accessible to newcomers to the field, including the undergraduate reader, and provides a sound and broad basis upon which to pursue further in-depth study."
—Prof. dr. ir. Andre ten Elshof, University of Twente
"an indispensable resource in the fields of biophysics, chemistry, nanoscience and beyond. The breadth and depth of knowledge presented herein is unmatched. A clearly written and thorough understanding of the basics, as well as state-of-the-art, in biophysics is provided. But this book also includes several well organized chapters on synthesis and characterization methods for nanomaterials used in biophysical studies. It truly embodies the multidisciplinary nature of modern research."
—Marcus D. Lay, PhD, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
1. A Brief Introduction to Nanoscience
2. Thermodynamics and Nanoscience
3. Kinetics and Transport in Nanoscience4. Quantum Effects at the Nanoscale
5. Intermolecular Interactions and Self-Assembly
6. Bulk Characterization Techniques for Nanomaterials
7. Fundamentals of Surface Nanoscience
8. Surface Characterization and Imaging Methods
9. Introduction to Functional Nanomaterials
10. Fabrication, Properties, and Applications of Thin Films
This textbook series offers pedagogical resources for the physical sciences. It publishes high-quality, high-impact texts to improve understanding of fundamental and cutting edge topics, as well as to facilitate instruction. The authors are encouraged to incorporate numerous problems and worked examples, as well as making available solutions manuals for undergraduate and graduate level course adoptions. The format makes these texts useful as professional self-study and refresher guides as well. Subject areas covered in this series include condensed matter physics, quantum sciences, atomic, molecular, and plasma physics, energy science, nanoscience, spectroscopy, mathematical physics, geophysics, environmental physics, and so on, in terms of both theory and experiment.
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