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Nanoscopic Materials Size-dependent Phenomena

Roduner, Emil (2007) Nanoscopic Materials Size-dependent Phenomena. In: Nanoscopic Materials. The Royal Society of Chemistry, pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-0-85404-857-1

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Nanotechnology has been hailed as a key technology of the 21st century. The scope of this field is huge and could have a wide influence on many aspects of life. Nanoscience; the manipulation of matter at the atomic and molecular level, and nanomaterials; materials so small that their behaviour and characteristics deviate from those of macroscopic specimens and may be predicted by scaling laws or by quantum confinement effects, are discussed in Nanoscopic Materials: Size - Dependent Phenomena. The book focuses on a qualitative and quantitative approach discussing all areas of nanotechnology with particular emphasis on the underlying physico-chemical and physical principles of nanoscience. Topics include electronic structure, magnetic properties, thermodynamics of size dependence and catalysis. There is also a section discussing the future potential of the field and the ethical implications of nanotechnology. The book is ideal for graduate students of chemistry and materials science and researchers new to the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:Material Science > Tunnelling and microscopic phenomena
ID Code:7310
Deposited By:CSMNT
Deposited On:28 Oct 2009 08:23
Last Modified:21 Jan 2010 16:50

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