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1. Nanophysics and Nanotechnology:
2. Quantum Wells, Wires and Dots:
3. Many-Body Quantum Theory in Condensed
4. Nanotechnology (AIP-Press)
5. Introduction to Mesoscopic Physics
6. Nano : The Emerging Science of
7. Nanotechnology-Enabled Sensors
8. Quantum Chaos and Quantum Dots
9. Nanotechnology: Basic Science
10. Nanoscale Physics for Materials
11. Introduction to Nanoscience and
12. Nanotechnology: Understanding
13. Quantum Nanoelectronics: An Introduction
14. Molecular Building Blocks for
15. Introduction to Scanning Tunneling
16. Nanocomputing: Computational Physics
17. Nanotechnology and its Applications:
18. Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology:
19. Fullerene C60: History, Physics,
20. Quantum Investing: Quantum Physics,

1. Nanophysics and Nanotechnology: An Introduction to Modern Concepts in Nanoscience (Physics Textbook)
by Edward L. Wolf
Paperback: 308 Pages (2006-10-23)
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With the second edition of his highly successful textbook 'Nanophysics and Nanotechnology', the author has once more provided a unique, self-contained introduction to the physical concepts, techniques and applications of nanoscale systems by covering its entire spectrum from the latest examples right up to single-electron and molecular electronics. The book is basically at the level of an upper level undergraduate engineering or science student. New sections have been added on the use of DNA as an organizing stratagem in self-assembly, silicon nanowires, comments on the new success toward human cloning, the achievement of self-replication in a primitive set of electromechanical robots, recognition in the extra chapters of the acceleration toward alternative forms of nanoelectronics. Additional problems have also been provided.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent textbook
This excellent textbook presents the basic concepts of Nanotechnology and Nanophysics in a well structured, solid manner, without leaving any aspects unattached. It is updated, with references to recently published work in top rated journals. The main advantage of the book is the wide spectrum of the issues covered, ranging from biology to quantum computing, allowing future applications to be tackled by the students easier.

4-0 out of 5 stars fundamental approach to the field
Wolf explains from the vantage of a physicist what exactly is nanophysics, and what the engineering implications might be. He describes how the size of atoms, at 0.1 nanometers or so, sets a natural lower limit, and how the scale of nanometers lets us see and use quantum phenomena for designing new materials.

A solid background in quantum mechanics would not be remiss, before trying this book. Wolf offers a bottoms-up approach to understanding the various branches of nanotech research, which is currently burgeoning. ... Read more

2. Quantum Wells, Wires and Dots: Theoretical and Computational Physics of Semiconductor Nanostructures
by Paul Harrison
Paperback: 564 Pages (2010-02-16)
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Asin: 047077097X
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Quantum Wells, Wires and Dots, 3rd Edition is aimed at providing all the essential information, both theoretical and computational, in order that the reader can, starting from essentially nothing, understand how the electronic, optical and transport properties of semiconductor heterostructures are calculated. Completely revised and updated, this text is designed to lead the reader through a series of simple theoretical and computational implementations, and slowly build from solid foundations, to a level where the reader can begin to initiate theoretical investigations or explanations of their own.


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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
This book is the best you are going to find for new quantum electronics.It covers all the essentials (wells, wires and dots as the title says) and, AND it gives you all the code used to generate every figure.This way you can work all the numbers and equations yourself.Yes, it is very expensive, but hey, Harrison has to eat man; a book like this has a real limited audience, so you have to bear the cost to be elite.

The code is all C code and can be run in unix or linux.You can also get an emulator (cygwin.com) or translate into your favorite C.The author has a great website with errata and software updates.

Again, the ability to follow along by running your own code helps really bring the information across.The book and the code are both well written.

Excellent book.

5-0 out of 5 stars a great work
It is a great work of this book. I think it is very useful to readers with all kinds of levels. But it is a pity I can't buy it in my own country-mainland of China.Could you give me a chance? Thanks! ... Read more

3. Many-Body Quantum Theory in Condensed Matter Physics: An Introduction (Oxford Graduate Texts)
by Henrik Bruus, Karsten Flensberg
Hardcover: 466 Pages (2004-11-11)
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This book is an introduction to the techniques of many-body quantum theory with a large number of applications to condensed matter physics. The basic idea of the book is to provide a self-containedformulation of the theoretical framework without losing mathematical rigor, while at the same time providing physical motivation and examples. The examples are taken from applications in electron systems and transport theory. On the formal side, the book covers an introduction to second quantization, many-body Green's function, finite temperature Feynman diagrams and bosonization. The applications include traditional transport theory in bulk as well as mesoscopic systems, where both the Landau-Buttiker formalism and recent developments in correlated transport phenomena in mesoscopic systems and nano-structures are covered. Other topics include interacting electron gases, plasmons, electron-phonon interactions, superconductivity and a final chapter on one-dimensional systems where a detailed treatment of Luttinger liquid theory and bosonization techniques is given. Having grown out of a set of lecture notes, and containing many pedagogical exercises, this book is designed as a textbook for an advanced undergraduate or graduate course, and is also well suited for self-study. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good but dense
This book offers a fairly decent, thorough treatment of solid state theory, while still being somewhat approachable.However, this book is not for the inexperienced.You should expect to spend lots of time looking up things in more introductory books.

5-0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT BOOK!
This book is exactly what a new student (with some training in basic grad courses in solid state, statistical mechanics, etc.) needs to grasp condensed matter physics without a "research-based bias." Todays programs are so focused on application that a thorough treatment of pedigogical materials get superfically taught. Philip Anderson warns about this in his timeless classic "Basic Notions." This book uses QFT in canonical picture (bootstraps), no mention of path integrals. I started out in HEP, so I got trained fairly well in path integrals, some may find this a barrier with the book. Luttinger theory is the most modern topic touched on, applications to materials science. I recommend Wen's book if you want to look at Quantum Hall Effects and Topological Orders (post 1980's). ... Read more

4. Nanotechnology (AIP-Press)
Hardcover: 696 Pages (1998-12-21)
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Miniaturization has revolutionized human affairs by making possible inexpensive integrated electronic circuits comprised of devices and wires with sub-micrometer dimensions. These integrated circuits are now ubiquitous, controlling everything from our automobiles to our toasters. Continued miniaturization, beyond sub-micrometer dimensions, seems likely. And so we are compelled to explore science and technology on a new, yet smaller scale: the nanometer scale. This volume is a survey of the machinery and science of the nanometer scale. Its twenty-two contributing authors, drawn from many different disciplines including atomic physics, microelectronics, polymer chemistry, and bio-physics, delineate the course of current research and articulate a vision for the development of the nanometer frontiers in electronics, mechanics, chemistry, magnetics, materials, and biology. They reveal a world thirty years hence where motors are smaller than the diameter of a human hair; where single-celled organisms are programmed to fabricate materials with nanometer precision; where single atoms are used for computation, and where quantum chaos is the norm.Aimed at the level of comprehension of at least a junior- or senior-level undergraduate science (biology, chemistry, physics, or engineering) student, the book provides a survey of developments within the breadth of the nanotechnology field. The book is thus intended for both students and researchers in tunneling microscopy, polymer chemistry, bio-physics, atomic physics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, condensed matter physics, biology, lithography, and chaos. Mathematical derivations have been minimized, but not eliminted. The book contains many illustrations, some in color. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good book
This book is very suitable for the person engage in nanofabrication area. ... Read more

5. Introduction to Mesoscopic Physics (Mesoscopic Physics and Nanotechnology)
by Yoseph Imry
Paperback: 252 Pages (2008-12-15)
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Mesoscopic physics refers to the physics of structures larger than a nanometer (one billionth of a meter) but smaller than a micrometer (one millionth of a meter). This size range is the stage on which the exciting new research on submicroscopic and electronic and mechanical devices is being done. This research often crosses the boundary between physics and engineering, since engineering such tiny electronic components requires a firm grasp of quantum physics. Future applications for this work could include wonders such as microscopic robot surgeons that travel through the blood stream to repair clogged arteries,submicroscopic actuators and builders, and supercomputers that fit on the head of a pin. The world of future is being planned and built by physicists, engineers, and chemists working in the microscopic realm.

This book can be used as the main text in a course on mesoscopic physics or as a supplementary text in electronic devices, semiconductor devices, and condensed matter physics courses.

For this new edition, the author has substantially updated and modified the bibliography and the material on dephasing and noise in mesoscopic systems. A brief discussion of new nanosystems has been added. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Good Work!!
Contrary to what the others said, I found the book complete. I was reading the process of 'Dephasing in semiconductors' and it was thoroughly described. But by no means, it serves as an introductory text (as the title says). You need to be an advanced reader already having enough experience with quantum transport.

2-0 out of 5 stars A terrible book
This book is definitely not written for grad students or anyone who is just interested in the field and wants to get an general idea of it. I'm sure the author could make the book little easier to read, but it seems he just did not want it that way.

2-0 out of 5 stars Mesoscopic jargong
If you need the vocabulary, the names, and the important references in the field of mesoscopic physics this is the book for you. If you want physical insight and understanding you must look elsewhere (god knows where?). Allderivations start with some random non-fundamental formula and ends inanother. Clarity and coherence seem far away. ... Read more

6. Nano : The Emerging Science of Nanotechnology
by Ed Regis
Paperback: 336 Pages (1996-04-01)
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In this fascinating book, noted science writer Ed Regis takes readers inside an imminent scientific revolution--nanotechnology--that was first conceived by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman. Profiling the visionary scientists and engineers who may soon make molecule-sized machines a reality, Regis Brilliantly explores nano's implications--from medicine and manufacturing to computing and warfare. 15 photos.Amazon.com Review
K. Eric Drexler envisions a world in which poverty and hungerno longer exist, because food can be made out of thin air, and wenever grow old, because cells can be regenerated as swiftly as they"age." Nanotechnology, the manipulation of matter at the molecularlevel, is what he's betting will make it happen. Ed Regis tells thestory of Drexler's forays into this new science, showing thescientist's attempts to convince his colleagues that he hasn'tdescended into pulp fiction. He also fills in a lot of the historicaland technical background, from the 19th-century arguments over whetheratoms exist to modern experiments that have isolated and manipulatedsingle atoms. Regis's prose is clear and straightforward, but notwithout a sly sense of humor. Apart from Drexler's own Engines of Creation,this is the book on nanotechnology to read. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars This was my first Nanotechnology book.
I read this book as a hardcover about 9 years ago when I was still in highschool, it was a fast and very interesting read then, and it still is today. Even if it lacks actual scientific material(Though possesses a lot of basic science facts and detailed examples of real nanotechnology as well as mostly theoretical) and glorifies the what-ifs and Ed Regis' obsession with this dude Drexler, it is a very good book for the science dreamer. And it helped me get an A on my research paper even if my teacher didn't understand what the hell I was babbling about. This is a great book for a highschool-level research paper, but iffy for a serious college paper, since it is so outdated and the technology won't come in our lifetimes thanks to politics and a god complex.

I give this an 82% enjoyment, as you don't have to be a science nut to understand the book.

3-0 out of 5 stars Eric Drexler -- where did you go?
I'm not sure how this book turned up in my reading list -- I believe I found it on the back shelf of a bookstore.I read it because I have been interested in Nano-stuff ever since reading a terrific science fiction novel by Stanislaw Lem long ago, and more recently Kurtzweil's new book -- The Spiritual Machine.Ed Regis writes in a well-informed pop journalistic style.His smoothly written narrative weaves together the many stories, names and achievements of nano-experts -- most notablyEric Drexler, the high priest of nanotech, who predicts an age when all of life's need will be satisfied by tiny, human-engineered molecular engines.Although bacteria are frequently invokes as examples of nanotech machines, Drexler's tiny molecular contraptions are remarkable in that they do not require water and function at a level even smaller than the familiar biochemical landscape of the living cell.Unfortunately, although Drexler has designed simple molecules that will probably work as simple tools, many questions remain unanswered.How are these devices powered?How are they built?What will they do?Even Richard Feynman confessed that he didn't have any ideas about real-world applications.Although the book is filled with ideas of Nano-robots swarming through our veins, fixing damaged brain cells, etc. -- almost all the real plan required to these microscopic things is just vaporware.In the end, vision is not knowledge, the map is not the territory, and I predict that the future will be far different from the magical nirvana that is envisioned here.The book make me better informed, and left many ideas buzzing around my head like tiny . . . well, never mind.

-- Auralgo

4-0 out of 5 stars Well-written and fun, but there are better options. 3.6 stars
NANO was well-received when published, and I'd been half-
meaning to read it for awhile. Your reaction to this book may vary
depending on your previous exposure to the ideas behind
nanotechnology. For simplicity, I'll break down the possible
audience for this book:

1) You've heard the name, but what is it, exactly? SFAICT this is
Regis' intended audience. But you're better off reading K. Eric
Drexler's "Engines of Creation" (published 1986, several editions
available). Drexler et al's "Unbounding the Future" (1991) is in
essence the YA edition of "Engines" -- you don't need both, and
"Engines" is better-written and more interesting. Really, "Engines"
is the seminal work for the field and the best starting place. You may
want to start by browsing Dr. Drexler's website first:
foresight[dot]org --which has lots of good information.

2) You've read "Engines", maybe some of Drexler's other stuff, and
have a fair idea what nanotech's about (this is me):Part I of Nano
will be a rehash with a few new anecdotes. A quick skim. Part II has
quite a bit of interesting newish material. Part III, the philosophical
wrapup, is embarassingly jejeune.

3) You're a molecular nanotechnologist:you saw this book AWB,
glanced at it, and dismissed it.

Note that my copy has truly wretchedly-printed photos.

Happy reading--
Peter D. Tillman
review copyright 1998 by Peter D. Tillman. Slightly revised, 6-06

3-0 out of 5 stars More biography than scientific review
This book is a pretty good account of K. Eric Drexler and his quest to bring "nanotechnology" into the popular and the scientific world. If you are looking for a book with some real theory behind it, this may not be the book for you. There is some science, but it's pretty light. You may want to get some of the books in the bibliography or something. As the book explains, part of the reason that real science on nanotechnology is hard to find is because it hasn't been widely researched yet. This book is somewhat balanced between Drexler's vision and his critics', but it usually errs on Drexler's side. To be fair to the reader, this book really should say that it's really more of a study of K. Eric Drexler than of nanotechnology.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Pretty Good Introduction For Knuckleheads
I liked this book because it introduced me to the who, what, where, when, how and why of Nanotechnology.It gave me lots of history, written in a "See Spot Run" kind of style for scientific knuckleheads who just might be poets or other kinds of humanities types trying to hedge their bets by seeing what the techheads are up to--and it introduced me to one major concept that I still chew on: Quantum physics doesn't necessarily pertain to things like the nanotech bull-doggings of incredibly tiny bits of matter that folks like Eric Drexler like to plan and execute.In other words, it really is possible to know where a sub-atomic particle is in space--or at least know where it is in such a way that you can catch the little bugger and hitch it up to some itsy bitsy fly wheel, or tack it to a slice of silicon one or two atoms long and an atom wide, or etc.I find that idea of the pure "fact" of existence existing--as in granuals, or other discrete units--relatively untouched by Schrodinger's uncertainy principal or the other Alice in Wonderland paradoxes that we've all been taught to expect when we approach the very very very small--refreshing, to say the least.Indeed, I thought the microcosm was hide-bound in theory and that it somehow merged with some Princeton prof's blackboard if we followed it to the far side of the sideways eight, but to know that it is really THERE beyond all of that jazz, puts a smile on my face and a spring in my step.Makes me hope that the far reaches of the Macrocosm can be found to exist in the same way without silly string, dark matter and black holes.What a refreshing thought to look up at the night sky and not think of Stephen Hawking's career!The other concept that I took away from this book was that nanotechnology could be pretty dangerous stuff and that--wouldn't you know it?--it's already being explored by the governments of the world as a better way of killing people.So I was given a reason to cheer and yet another reason to think the world is on its way to hell in a handbasket.Not bad for 325 pages of easy-to-read type. ... Read more

7. Nanotechnology-Enabled Sensors
by Kouroush Kalantar-zadeh, Benjamin Fry
Paperback: 492 Pages (2010-11-02)
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Nanotechnology provides tools for creating functional materials, devices, and systems by controlling materials at the atomic and molecular scales and making use of novel properties and phenomena. Nanotechnology-enabled sensors find applications in several fields such as health and safety, medicine, process control and diagnostics. This book provides the reader with information on how nanotechnology enabled sensors are currently being used and how they will be used in the future in such diverse fields as communications, building and facilities, medicine, safety, and security, including both homeland defense and military operations.

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8. Quantum Chaos and Quantum Dots (Mesoscopic Physics and Nanotechnology)
by Katsuhiro Nakamura, Takahisa Harayama
Hardcover: 216 Pages (2004-02-12)
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Dynamics of billiard balls and their role in physics have received wide attention.Billiards can nowadays be created as quantum dots in the microscopic world enabling one to envisage the so-called quantum chaos, (i.e.: quantum manifestation of chaos of billiard balls).In fact, owing to recent progress in advanced technology, nanoscale quantum dots, such as chaotic stadium and antidot lattices analogous to the Sinai Billiard, can be fabricated at the interface of semiconductor heterojunctions.This book begins ite exploration of the effect of chaotic electron dynamics on ballistic quantum transport in quantum dots with a puzzling experiment on resistance fluctuations for stadium and circle dots.Throughout the text, major attention is paid to the semiclassical theory which makes it possible to interpret quantum phenomena in the language of the classical world.Chapters one to four are concerned with the elementary statistical methods (curvature, Lyapunov exponent, Kolmogorov-Sinai entropy and escape rate), which are needed for a semiclassical description of transport in quantum dots.Chapters five to ten discuss the topical subjects in the field, including the ballistic weak localization, Altshuler-Aronov-Spivak oscillation, partial time-reversal symmetry, persistent current, Arnold diffusion and Coulomb blockade. ... Read more

9. Nanotechnology: Basic Science and Emerging Technologies
by Mick Wilson, Kamali Kannangara, Geoff Smith, Michelle Simmons, Burkhard Raguse
Paperback: 290 Pages (2002-06-27)
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The emergence of nanoscience portends a revolution in technology that will soon impact virtually every facet of our technological lives. Yet there is little understanding of what it is among the educated public and often among scientists and engineers in other disciplines. Furthermore, despite the emergence of undergraduate courses on the subject, no basic textbooks exist.Nanotechnology: Basic Science and Emerging Technologies bridges the gap between detailed technical publications that are beyond the grasp of nonspecialists and popular science books, which may be more science fiction than fact. It provides a fascinating, scientifically sound treatment, accessible to engineers and scientists outside the field and even to students at the undergraduate level. After a basic introduction to the field, the authors explore topics that include molecular nanotechnology, nanomaterials and nanopowders, nanoelectronics, optics and photonics, and nanobiomimetrics. The book concludes with a look at some cutting-edge applications and prophecies for the future.Nanoscience will bring to the world technologies that today we can only imagine and others of which we have not yet dreamt. This book lays the groundwork for that future by introducing the subject to those outside the field, sparking the imaginations of tomorrow's scientists, and challenging them all to participate in the advances that will bring nanotechnology's potential to fruition. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Nanotechnology: Basic Science and Emergining Technologies
An excellent comprehensive introduction. Very good index and usefull references for deeper study. This book will serve as handy general reference. ... Read more

10. Nanoscale Physics for Materials Science
by Takaaki Tsurumi, Hiroyuki Hirayama, Martin Vacha, Tomoyasu Taniyama
Hardcover: 287 Pages (2009-12-10)
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Although there are many books available on the preparation, properties, and characterization of nanomaterials, few provide an interdisciplinary account of the physical phenomena that govern the novel properties of nanomaterials. Addressing this shortfall, Nanoscale Physics for Materials Science covers fundamental cross-disciplinary concepts in materials science and engineering. It presents a comprehensive description of the physical phenomena and changes that can be expected when macroscopically sized materials are reduced to the nanometer level.

The text is divided according to physical phenomena and interactions. After reviewing the necessary theoretical background, the authors address the electrical, optical, and magnetic properties as functions of size and distance. They discuss the energy spectrum, the charging effect, tunneling phenomena, electronically induced stable nanostructures, absorption and scattering, electromagnetic interactions, magnetism, ferromagnetic domain-wall-related phenomena, and spin transport in magnetic nanostructures. Problem sets are included at the end of each chapter.

Providing an excellent treatment of physical phenomena not covered in similar books, this text explores the electrical, optical, and magnetic properties of materials at the nanoscale level. It delves into the dramatic physical changes that occur on scales where the quantum nature of objects starts dominating their properties.

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11. Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
by Gabor L. Hornyak, H.F. Tibbals, Joydeep Dutta, John J. Moore
Hardcover: 1574 Pages (2008-12-22)
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The maturation of nanotechnology has revealed it to be a unique and distinct discipline rather than a specialization within a larger field. Its textbook cannot afford to be a chemistry, physics, or engineering text focused on nano. It must be an integrated, multidisciplinary, and specifically nano textbook. The archetype of the modern nano textbook, Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology builds a solid background in characterization and fabrication methods while integrating the physics, chemistry, and biology facets. The remainder of this color text focuses on applications, examining engineering aspects as well as nanomaterials and industry-specific applications in such areas as energy, electronics, and biotechnology.

Also available in two course specific volumes

Introduction to Nanoscience elucidates the nanoscale along with the societal impacts of nanoscience, then presents an overview of characterization and fabrication methods. The authors systematically discuss the chemistry, physics, and biology aspects of nanoscience, providing a complete picture of the challenges, opportunities, and inspirations posed by each facet before giving a brief glimpse at nanoscience in action: nanotechnology.

Fundamentals of Nanotechnology surveys the field’s broad landscape, exploring the physical basics such as nanorheology, nanofluidics, and nanomechanics as well as industrial concerns such as manufacturing, reliability, and safety. The authors then explore the vast range of nanomaterials and systematically outline devices and applications in various industrial sectors.

All three volumes provide, upon qualifying course adoption, online access to a wealth of instructional materials including detailed lecture notes, review summaries, slides, exercises, solutions, and more. The authors provide enough material for both one and two semester courses.

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good text but smelly
This book is well-written and covers the field of nanoscience well, but the material the publisher used for the pages gives off a very noxious odor.With the book open in front of you on the table, you will probably develop a headache within about ten minutes. ... Read more

12. Nanotechnology: Understanding Small Systems
by Ben Rogers, Sumita Pennathur, Jesse Adams
Hardcover: 416 Pages (2007-11-29)
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Although nanotechnology is a hot topic, the search for a true introductory textbook usually comes up cold. Students in a first course on nanotechnology come from a wide variety of backgrounds, so the text must not assume understanding of too much background material, nor be too focused on any particular area. And still, those students are capable of understanding the hard details of the science, so the text must not gloss over the rigorous scientific explanations. Nanotechnology: Understanding Small Systems fits perfectly between popular science books and high-level treatises, neither of which suit the needs of students approaching this field for the first time.

Working from the ground up, this text provides a detailed yet accessible introduction to the world’s fastest growing field. Through real-world examples, hundreds of homework problems, original illustrations, and a clear approach, the authors accomplish the delicate task of keeping the book engaging while not avoiding real explanations of complex concepts. They take a systems-based approach, demonstrating how an understanding of the various areas underlying nanotechnology come together to create systems with unique functions and characteristics. In every case, comparing nanoscale systems to macroscale systems reveals the complex and fundamental differences between phenomena at different scales and uncovers the specific challenges posed by nanotechnology.

With comprehensive coverage conveyed in an engaging and entertaining style, Nanotechnology: Understanding Small Systems provides a gateway into the exciting and rapidly evolving area of nanotechnology. ... Read more

13. Quantum Nanoelectronics: An Introduction to Electronic Nanotechnology and Quantum Computing
by Edward L. Wolf
Paperback: 472 Pages (2009-05-19)
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Here, the experienced author, Ed Wolf, introduces the current situation and presents a guide to the new possibilities for computing technology.
This textbook is the first to handle those important areas not covered in existing books on nanoelectronics, such as quantum computing and alternative energy technology.
Intended to be self-contained for students with two years of calculus-based college physics, with corresponding fundamental knowledge in mathematics, computing and chemistry.

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14. Molecular Building Blocks for Nanotechnology: From Diamondoids to Nanoscale Materials and Applications (Topics in Applied Physics) (No. 111)
Hardcover: 428 Pages (2007-04-20)
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This book deals with a "bottom-up" approach to building nanostructured systems, where one starts with atoms and molecules, which constitute the molecular building blocks (MBBs), and assembles them to build a nanostructured material. Nanotechnology MBBs are distinguished for their unique properties. They include, for example, graphite, fullerene, carbon nanotubes, diamondoids, nanowires, nanocrystals and amino acids. All these MBBs, and more, are candidates for various applications in nanotechnology. These building blocks have quite unique properties not found in small molecules. Some of these MBBs are electrical conductors, some are semiconductors, some are photonic, and the characteristic dimension of each is a few nanometers. The examples covered in this book by the sixteen chapters written by authorities all around the world include: (1) carbon nanotubes, which are five times lighter and five times stronger than steel; (2) nanowires, which can be made of metals, semiconductors, or even different types of semiconductors within a single wire; and (3) diamondoids, a form of pure carbon materials which provide excellent building blocks for positional (or robotic) assembly as well as for self-assembly.

The applications of MBBs as presented in this book should enable the practitioner of nanotechnology to design and build systems on a nanometer scale. The controlled synthesis of MBBs and their subsequent assembly (self-assembly, self-replication or positional-assembly) into nanostructures is a fundamental theme of nanotechnology. These promising nanotechnology concepts with far-reaching implications (from mechanical to chemical processes; from electronic components to ultra-sensitive sensors; from medical applications to energy systems; and from pharmaceuticals to agricultural and food chains) will impact every aspect of our future.

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15. Introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (Monographs on the Physics and Chemistry of Materials)
by C. Julian Chen
Hardcover: 432 Pages (2007-12-05)
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The scanning tunneling microscopes and the atomic force microscopy, both capable of imaging and manipulating individual atoms, were crowned with the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1986, and are the cornerstones of nanotechnology today. The first edition of this book has nurtured numerous beginners and experts since 1993.

The second edition includes a number of new developments in the field. Non-contact atomic-force microscopy has demonstrated true atomic resolution. It enables direct observation and mapping of individual chemical bonds. A new chapter about the underlying physics, atomic forces, is added. The chapter on atomic force microscopy is substantially expanded. Spin-polarized STM has enabled the observation of local magnetic phenomena down to atomic scale. A pedagogical presentation of the basic concepts is included. Inelastic scanning tunneling microscopy has shown the capability of studying vibrational modes of individual molecules. The underlying theory and new instrumentation are added. For biological research, to increase the speed of scanning to observe life phenomena in real time is a key. Advanced in this direction is presented as well. The capability of STM to manipulate individual atoms is one of the cornerstones of nanotechnology. The theoretical basis and in particular the relation between tunneling and interaction energy are thoroughly presented, together with experimental facts. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great resource for amateur STM designers
This may be a good resource for professionals also - but they'll have to speak for themselves. As an amateur, I found the instrumentation section extremely valuable. It is primarily because of that section that I give the text 5 stars. After plowing through a great many journal papers I eventually found that most of the theory and practice of building an STM had in fact been nicely distilled by Chen. There are some minor mistakes (e.g. discrepencies between the text and some figures), but nothing critical that I could see. A number of disparate but relevant prerequisite topics are addressed in the appendices with moderate success.
If there is a peer or superior alternative to the instrumentation and design aspects of STMs, I would love to hear of it! ... Read more

16. Nanocomputing: Computational Physics for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
by James Hsu
Hardcover: 384 Pages (2009-03-01)
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Based on MATLAB and the C++ distributed computing paradigm, this guidegives instructive explanations of the underlying physics for mesoscopicsystems with many listed programs that readily compute physicalproperties into nano scales. Many generated graphical picturesdemonstrate not only the principles of physics but also the methodologyof computing. The volume starts with a review on quantum physics,quantum chemistry and condensed matter physics, followed by a discussionon the computational and analytical tools and the numerical algorithmsused. With these tools in hand, the nonlinear many-body problem, themolecular dynamics, the low dimensionality and nanostructures are thenexplored. Special topics covered have include the plasmon, the quantumHall effect, chaos and stochasticity. The applications explored hereinclude graphene, carbon nanotube, water dynamics and the molecularcomputer. ... Read more

17. Nanotechnology and its Applications: First Sharjah International Conference on Nanotechnology and Its Applications (AIP Conference Proceedings / Materials Physics and Applications)
 Hardcover: 272 Pages (2007-09-05)
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All papers have been peer-reviewed. The scope of this conference was to cover nanotechnology and its applications in the following areas: 1. Environmental applications: sensors of pollutants, pollution remediation and green nanotechnology. 2. Petrochemical applications: petroleum refinement and production of gasoline from methanol. 3. Material properties and basic science aspects of nanotechnology such as synthesis, characterization, assembly and processing of nanostructures. 4. Theory, modeling and simulation. Among the topics discussed were nanoscience and nanotechnology including synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, environmental applications, computational, theory, and simulation of nanostructures.

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18. Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology: Proceedings of the International Conference (AMN-4) (AIP Conference Proceedings / Materials Physics and Applications)
Paperback: 206 Pages (2009-07-20)
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The purpose of the conference was to promote international collaborations in the broad areas of advanced materials and nanotechnology, with a particular emphasis on new and emerging technologies. New research was presented by scientists from around the world, providing an up to date snapshot of progress in these fields.

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19. Fullerene C60: History, Physics, Nanobiology, Nanotechnology
by Djuro Koruga, Stuart Hameroff, James Withers
 Hardcover: 398 Pages (1993-05)
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Discusses the history, physics, nanobiology, and nanotechnology of fullerene C60. Gives an overview of control systems, in particular, general and optimal control of the Schrodinger equation. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars outdated, but good summary in its time
You should not get this book, as it is now heavily outdated. But in 1993, it gave a very good summary of what was known about C60 and its many variants. Already then, there was great recognition of its manifold promises for industrial uses. As the title suggests, the book explores these, under physics, microbiology and nanotech.

But the book also gives a retrospective. In the few short years to 93, a lot of research was conducted on C60, and Koruga strived to give proper accreditation to those who made the key advances. ... Read more

20. Quantum Investing: Quantum Physics, Nanotechnology, and the Future of the Stock Market
by Stephen R. Waite
Paperback: 288 Pages (2004-09-01)
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Quantum Investing is a book about today’s ascendant quantum-physics-based industries, such as information technology, communications, biotechnology, and nanotechnology. Author Stephen Waite makes clear why these areas are the most important investment opportunities today and how these industries will have a profound impact on our economy. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Tremendous vision and a bold framework for new ideas
Waite lays waste to the idea that the bursting of the NASDAQ bubble was the end of the technology revolution, and instead puts forth the idea that the "emergence" of nanotech (quantum) capabilities mean this is only the beginning.The book makes a compelling case for the non-linear nature of growth in a knowledge based (as opposed to resourse based) economy.

Perhaps, more importantly, Waite introduces the science of complexity and it's framework for understanding complicated systems (as are markets, mutli-celled organisms, weather systems, etc).Complexity theory, developed by the Sante Fe Institute over the last 15 years, is a mechanism by which investors in the modern era can develop a tool kit to read and react to a world of constant change, contagion, evolution and catalytic shock.

This is important stuff; well written, concise and comprehensive.It include both the raw information and the framework with which to manage it.It's a body of knowledge the well equiped investor needs in their arsenal.

2-0 out of 5 stars Quite disappointed. Not an investment book at all.
Though the authors emphasized that the purpose of the book was to pursue what Munger of Bershire Hathaway preached about the "lattice of models" approach to investing that successful investors should read as much as he could on as many diverse subjects as possible, and that development in Quantum physics would bring 2/3 of the existing 30 DJI stocks out of their places in the index in less than 2 decades. this book was far too repetitive and clumsy in elaborating the same idea of the importance of Quantum Physics. The amateur knowledge and so so writing skill of the authors would drive nearly half of the readers to confusion because they would still have close to nothing clue about Quantum Physics, whilst those who know Quantum Physics would be bored to coma. Perhaps the best part of the book was the definition they quoted from Feynman, that it was the description of the behaviour of matter and light in all its details and, in particular, of the happenings on an atomic scale. Besides that, the whole book read like a product of copy and paste here and there from science journals more than anything else.

Despite the above, the authors were clever at choosing the right facts and figures. Some astounding items include:-

1. The only original DJI stock left behind after a century was General Electric.
2. In 1989, Intel launched i486, a chip that features 1.2 million transistors. In 2001, Intel launched P4 which contains 43 million transistors.
3. In 1997, IBM installed Deep Blue. It could evaluate 200 million chess positions per second, and defeated the world chess champion Gary Kasparov. In 2001, IBM installed ASCI White, which is 1000 times faster than Deep Blue.

In short, this book is far from what the title projects to say. Little is talked about investment at all. The authors could have written a much better book with much fewer words. To make it better, the authors should have written much more on how complexity theory, a branch in Quantum Physics could really help market and investment analysis.

5-0 out of 5 stars Let's face it folks, this is a deep book.
Let's face it folks, this is a deep book.Spend some time with it - mull it over.It's not People Magazine.The insight it gives us on who we are, and where we are going as a society and an economy is quite profound.We are living today, and have been living for quite some time, in a world driven by quantum discoveries.Tie the threads together - and realize that we're on a spaceship earth that is moving through the universe in surprising ways."Quantum Investing" opened my eyes.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Good Read!
Author Stephen R. Waite is a Wall Street veteran, but despite its title Quantum Investing is not about investing (the few investor-oriented tips are at the end of each chapter and at the book's conclusion). Rather, it is a futurist manifesto, an infectious, heady hodgepodge of science textbook and thought experiment, which reads like a sequel to Future Shock. Waite takes you on a whirlwind tour of quantum theory, which has enabled astounding technological advances (note the glossary of physics terms and the timeline of relevant scientific developments). He assesses the accounting industry as hopelessly out-of-date when it comes to valuing intangible assets, and offers a thought-provoking discussion of the stock market, chaos theory and complex systems. You'll probably be skeptical of - but intrigued by - the discoveries he predicts for the twenty-first century. We from getAbstract recommend this to executives who are interested in a big-picture treatment of the economic evolution, or who are science (or science-fiction) buffs.

5-0 out of 5 stars Scientific advances are increasing exponentially
Waite presents a fascinating description of how the coming (next 25 years) technological advances will have a tremendous influence on the economy, stock market, and our lives.Businesses must be flexible enough to change with the times, or may not survive.The change in the companies that comprise the Dow Jones Industrual Average changed drastically over the years, and the trend will continue.The majority of stocks currently listed in the Standand & Poors top 500 companies will no longer exist 25 years from now.

The process of creative destruction will allow those companies benefiting from yet-to-be-invented technologies to grow at amazing rates, replacing those business that fail to keep pace.Noting that more welath was created during the past 100 years than in all previous history combined, Waite feels the rate of wealth creation will accelerate, with the next 25 years producing more wealth than was created during the entire 20th century.

The Industrial Revolution was made possible by technologies generated from Newtonian physics, and our future will be enhanced with inventions from quantum based technologies. ... Read more

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