By Gerrard Eddy Jai Poinern
Although there are numerous theoretical nanotechnology and nanoscience textbooks to be had to scholars, there are rather few functional laboratory-based books. Filling this want, A Laboratory path in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology offers a hands-on method of key synthesis options and methods at the moment utilized in nanotechnology and nanoscience. Written through a pioneer in nanotechnology, this sensible guide exhibits undergraduate scholars the best way to synthesize their very own nanometer-scale fabrics and buildings after which learn their effects utilizing complicated characterization techniques.
Through a sequence of well-designed, classroom-tested lab experiments, scholars without delay event a few of the magic of the nano international. The lab workouts provide scholars hands-on abilities to counterpoint their theoretical reviews. furthermore, the fabric within the ebook underscores the really interdisciplinary nature of nanoscience, getting ready scholars from physics, chemistry, engineering, and biology for paintings in nanoscience- and nanotechnology-related industries.
After introducing examples of nanometer-scale fabrics and buildings present in nature, the e-book provides a variety of nanometer-scale fabrics and the synthesis tactics used to provide them. It then covers complicated characterization ideas for studying nanometer-scale fabrics and constructions. It additionally addresses lab protection and the identity of strength dangers within the lab prior to explaining easy methods to organize a systematic file and current learn effects. moreover, the writer discusses general tasks undertaken in nanotechnology labs, comparable to the research of samples utilizing scanning electron microscopy and atomic strength microscopy. The e-book concludes with a suite of tasks that scholars can do whereas participating with a mentor or supervisor.
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