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DEStech Publish New Book on Nanoscience and Nanomaterials

Published on July 5, 2011 at 6:51 PM

DEStech Publications, Inc. announces the publication of Nanoscience and Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Manufacturing and Industry Impacts, by Wei-Hong Zhong, Bin Li, Russell G. Maguire, Vivian T. Dang, Jo Anne Shatkin, Gwen M. Gross, and Michael C. Richey.

A comprehensive account of how nanomaterials are synthesized and processed, this book presents the theory and technology of introducing nano-based materials as value-added elements into product manufacturing. The book explains the fundamentals of vapor, liquid, solid phase, and biosystem-assisted nanoparticle syntheses, with sufficient analysis of each method to permit decisions on which is most productive, energy efficient and safe.

The text then confronts the pro blems of scaling up from lab-based syntheses to manufacturing and demonstrates how nanomaterials on the shop floor require new protocols of quality assurance and employee and environmental protection. The book concludes with case studies of individuals who endeavored to commercialize nanotechnologies for higher-volume production.

Some of the highlights of the book include:

  • Introduction and critical analysis of all major methods of synthesizing nanoparticles
  • Nanoscale processing, nanopatterning, nanometrology
  • Scaling up nanotechnologies from the laboratory to the shop floor
  • How nanoparticles affect quality control, worker safety, and the environment
  • Understanding challenges to nanotechnology commercialization

Chapters include:

1 Introduction
2 Vapor-Phase Synthesis
3 Liquid-Phase Synthesis
4 Solid-Phase Synthesis
5 Biological System-Assisted Synthesis
6 Hectorite Microparticle Systems
7 Nanoscale Processing and Nanopatterning Techniques
8 Nanotechnology Applications in Commercial Sectors
9 Quality Assurance and Materials Characterizations
10 Environmental, Health and Safety Issues
11 Issues for Industry Applications
12 Education, Training, and Policy for Industry

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