By David Andrews, Gregory Scholes, Gary Wiederrecht
From the Introduction
: Nanotechnology and its underpinning sciences are progressing with unparalleled rapidity. With technical advances in quite a few nanoscale fabrication and manipulation applied sciences, the total topical region is maturing right into a shiny box that's producing new clinical examine and a burgeoning diversity of industrial purposes, with an annual industry already on the trillion buck threshold. The technique of fabricating and controlling subject at the nanoscale have the funds for amazing and extraordinary possibilities to take advantage of various unique phenomena akin to quantum, nanophotonic and nanoelectromechanical results. in addition, researchers are elucidating new views at the digital and optical homes of subject as a result of manner that nanoscale fabrics bridge the disparate theories describing molecules and bulk topic. floor phenomena additionally achieve a enormously elevated value; even the well known hyperlink among chemical reactivity and surface-to-volume ratio turns into a huge determinant of actual homes, while it operates over nanoscale dimensions.
Against this historical past, this complete paintings is designed to deal with the necessity for a dynamic, authoritative and effortlessly obtainable resource of data, shooting the entire breadth of the topic. Its six volumes, overlaying a large spectrum of disciplines together with fabric sciences, chemistry, physics and existence sciences, were written and edited by means of a great staff of foreign specialists. Addressing an in depth, cross-disciplinary viewers, each one bankruptcy goals to hide key advancements in a scholarly, readable and demanding kind, supplying an indispensible first element of access to the literature for scientists and technologists from interdisciplinary fields. The paintings makes a speciality of the foremost periods of nanomaterials by way of their synthesis, constitution and purposes, reviewing nanomaterials and their respective applied sciences in well-structured and finished articles with vast cross-references.
It has been a continuing shock and enjoyment to have stumbled on, among the swiftly escalating quantity who paintings in nanoscience and know-how, such a lot of hugely esteemed authors prepared to give a contribution. Sharing our anticipation of a big addition to the literature, they've got additionally captured the thrill of the sector itself in each one rigorously crafted bankruptcy. in addition to our painstaking and meticulous quantity editors, complete credits for the good fortune of this firm needs to visit those members, including our thank you for (largely) adhering to the given time cut-off dates. finally, we checklist our honest thank you and appreciation for the talents and professionalism of the varied Elsevier employees who've been enthusiastic about this venture, particularly Fiona Geraghty, Megan Palmer and Greg Harris, and particularly Donna De Weerd-Wilson who has recommended it via from its inception. now we have drastically loved operating with all of them, as we've with every one other.
- This finished paintings is designed to deal with the necessity for a dynamic, authoritative and quite simply available resource of knowledge, taking pictures the entire breadth of the topic.
- Its 5 volumes, overlaying a extensive spectrum of disciplines together with fabric sciences, chemistry, physics and lifestyles sciences, were written and edited by means of a very good workforce of overseas specialists, together with Nobel Prize Winner, John Charles Polanyi.
- Addressing an intensive, cross-disciplinary viewers, every one bankruptcy goals to hide key advancements in a scholarly, readable and significant sort, delivering an indispensible first element of access to the literature for scientists and technologists from interdisciplinary fields.
- The paintings specializes in the most important periods of nanomaterials when it comes to their synthesis, constitution and purposes, reviewing nanomaterials and their respective applied sciences in well-structured and entire articles with vast cross-references.