Nanochemistry : A Chemical Approach to Nanomaterials

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

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The global success of the 1st edition of Nanochemistry, along with exceptionally rapid change in the field, has necessitated the publication of a 2nd edition after only three years. This truly major update highlights the latest breakthroughs using more than eighty new case histories, more problem sets, and more teaching principles. Nanotechnology is touted to begin a new era by bringing us materials that were not available before. This book describes the fascinating chemistry behind nanotechnology in a clear and easy to read style. Aimed at teachers, graduate students and advanced undergraduates it provides an authoritative, rigorous and hype-free guide to this burgeoning field. For those who already have some knowledge of the subject, the book remains invaluable as a reference and source of inspiration for future research or teaching. With a combined total of over forty years teaching and research experience, the authors are leaders in the fields of materials chemistry and nanochemistry. They have chosen to focus on concepts rather than formulas whilst describing all the techniques commonly used to synthesize nanomaterials. Problem sets are used to get students to thinking creatively and laterally about what they have learnt. The questions are designed to draw connections between subjects, fields and topics - of fundamental importance for anyone intending to work in such an interdisciplinary field. Nanochemistry is long but later chapters do not require knowledge of earlier sections so it can be read a little at a time. Reviews of the first edition stated that it is one of the most entertaining books in science, given the many figures, the variety of subjects and the well thought out structure. Suitable for those coming from a physics, biology, medicine, materials science, engineering or chemistry background, the book is ideal for whoever needs a birds-eye view of the field. The extensive bibliography allows the reader to find any level of detail behind each of the subjects. Nowhere else in the literature is it possible to find such a comprehensive and up-to-date look at the chemistry of nanotechnology.

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