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The Resource No small matter : science on the nanoscale, Felice C. Frankel and George M. Whitesides

No small matter : science on the nanoscale, Felice C. Frankel and George M. Whitesides

Label
No small matter : science on the nanoscale
Title
No small matter
Title remainder
science on the nanoscale
Statement of responsibility
Felice C. Frankel and George M. Whitesides
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A small revolution is remaking the world. The only problem is, we can't see it. This book uses dazzling images and evocative descriptions to reveal the virtually invisible realities and possibilities of nanoscience. An introduction to the science and technology of small things, No Small Matter explains science on the nanoscale. Authors Felice C. Frankel and George M. Whitesides offer an overview of recent scientific advances that have given us our ever-shrinking microtechnology - for instance, an information processor connected by wires only 1,000 atoms wide. They describe the new methods used to study nanostructures, suggest ways of understanding their often bizarre behavior, and outline their uses in technology. This book explains the various means of making nanostructures and speculates about their importance for critical developments in information processing, computation, biomedicine, and other areas. No Small Matter considers both the benefits and the risks of nano/microtechnology - from the potential of quantum computers and single-molecule genomic sequencers to the concerns about self-replicating nanosystems. By making the practical and probable realities of nanoscience as comprehensible and clear as possible, the book provides a unique vision of work at the very boundaries of modern science."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
UKM
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Frankel, Felice
Dewey number
620.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC176.8.N35
LC item number
F73 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Whitesides, G. M
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Nanoscience
Label
No small matter : science on the nanoscale, Felice C. Frankel and George M. Whitesides
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Santa Maria -- Feeling is seeing -- Quantum cascades -- Water -- Single molecules -- Cracks -- Nanotubes -- Vibrating viola string -- Prism and diffraction -- Duality -- Interference -- Quantum apple -- Molecular dominoes -- The cell in silhouette -- Laminar flow -- The wet fantastic -- Fingers -- Soap bubbles -- The cell as circus -- Robosome -- Bacterial flagella -- Life as a jigsaw puzzle -- As the wheel turns -- Quantum dots and the cell -- Sequencing DNA -- Molecular recognition -- Harvesting light -- The elegance of simple animals -- Antibodies -- Virus -- Writing with light -- Eleanor Rigby -- Abacus -- Counting on two fingers -- Babbage's computing engine -- Computers as waterworks -- Microreactor -- Templating -- Catalyst particles -- Christmas-tree mixer -- Self-assembly -- Synthetic nose -- Millipede -- e-paper and the book -- Lateral-flow assay as crystal ball -- Testing drugs in cells -- Cooling the fevered brain -- Phantoms -- Privacy and the nest -- Soot and health -- Robots -- Fog -- In sickness and in health -- The internet -- Reverse osmosis membrane -- Nuclear reactions -- Flame -- Fuel cell -- Solar cell -- Plants and photosynthesis
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
vii, 182 pages
Isbn
9780674035669
Lccn
2009931380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn430498299
  • (OCoLC)430498299
  • 1208931
Label
No small matter : science on the nanoscale, Felice C. Frankel and George M. Whitesides
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Santa Maria -- Feeling is seeing -- Quantum cascades -- Water -- Single molecules -- Cracks -- Nanotubes -- Vibrating viola string -- Prism and diffraction -- Duality -- Interference -- Quantum apple -- Molecular dominoes -- The cell in silhouette -- Laminar flow -- The wet fantastic -- Fingers -- Soap bubbles -- The cell as circus -- Robosome -- Bacterial flagella -- Life as a jigsaw puzzle -- As the wheel turns -- Quantum dots and the cell -- Sequencing DNA -- Molecular recognition -- Harvesting light -- The elegance of simple animals -- Antibodies -- Virus -- Writing with light -- Eleanor Rigby -- Abacus -- Counting on two fingers -- Babbage's computing engine -- Computers as waterworks -- Microreactor -- Templating -- Catalyst particles -- Christmas-tree mixer -- Self-assembly -- Synthetic nose -- Millipede -- e-paper and the book -- Lateral-flow assay as crystal ball -- Testing drugs in cells -- Cooling the fevered brain -- Phantoms -- Privacy and the nest -- Soot and health -- Robots -- Fog -- In sickness and in health -- The internet -- Reverse osmosis membrane -- Nuclear reactions -- Flame -- Fuel cell -- Solar cell -- Plants and photosynthesis
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
vii, 182 pages
Isbn
9780674035669
Lccn
2009931380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn430498299
  • (OCoLC)430498299
  • 1208931

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