Textbook of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

by: T. Pradeep


Abstract: This book is designed to give a comprehensive understanding of the subject, starting from the basics. No prior knowledge is assumed. After giving a historical introduction to the subject, a review of the various experimental tools to understand nanoscale materials is presented. This is followed by specific areas which cover theoretical basis of nanoscale phenomena, advanced nanomaterials, novel properties of materials at this length scale, new applications and societal implications of nanoscience and nanotechnology. A set of experiments designed to give an understanding of the subjects is collected in the appendices. Each of these is written by the best practitioners in the area. While the book captures the expertise of all, care has been taken so that each section is complementary. The material connects fundamentals to advanced research.
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Title: Textbook of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Publisher: McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2012 McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited

ISBN: 9781259007323

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T. Pradeep is a professor of chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. He earned his Ph.D. from the Indian Institutes of Science and had post doctoral training at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley and Purdue University, West Lafayette. He held positions of visiting faculty at many leading universities and institutes in Asia and Europe. He is a recipient of several awards including the shanty Swaroop Bhatnagar Prize, BM Birla Science Prize and National Award for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. He is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences. He has authored over 250 scientific papers in journals and is an inventor in 35 patents or patent applications. One of his technologies has been commercialized. For more information, please see, http://www.dstuns.iitm.ac.in/pradeep-research-group.php.

Description: This book is designed to give a comprehensive understanding of the subject, starting from the basics. No prior knowledge is assumed. After giving a historical introduction to the subject, a review of the various experimental tools to understand nanoscale materials is presented. This is followed by specific areas which cover theoretical basis of nanoscale phenomena, advanced nanomaterials, novel properties of materials at this length scale, new applications and societal implications of nanoscience and nanotechnology. A set of experiments designed to give an understanding of the subjects is collected in the appendices. Each of these is written by the best practitioners in the area. While the book captures the expertise of all, care has been taken so that each section is complementary. The material connects fundamentals to advanced research.