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2.2. The key players
2.2.1. The electron The cornerstone of matter Electronic states The quantification of energy Bonds
2.2.2. The photon The wave The energy grain
2.3. Molecules
2.3.2. Functionality
2.4. Solid matter
2.4.1. Insulators or conductors
2.4.2. Semi-conductors Silicon crystal Electrons and holes Junctions
2.4.3. Nanomaterials
2.5. Quantum boxes: between the atom and the crystal
2.6. Some bonus material for physicists
2.6.1. Luminescence
2.6.2. The laser device
3.1. Observing with photons
3.1.1. The optical microscope in visible light
3.1.2. X-ray machines
3.2. Observing with electrons
3.2.1. The transmission electron microscope (TEM)
3.2.2. The scanning electron microscope (SEM)
3.3. Touching the atoms
3.4. Observing how our brain functions
3.4.1. Nuclear magnetic resonance
3.4.2. Functional magnetic resonance imaging
3.5. Some bonus material for researchers
4.1. Small is beautiful
4.2. Miniaturization
4.3.1. The silicon planet
4.3.2. An expanding universe
4.5. Some bonus material for mathematicians
5.1. Proteins – molecules with exceptional properties
5.1.1. The program of cellular production5
5.1.3. How does it work?
5.1.4. Molecular disfunctioning External causes Internal causes
5.2. Intervention of human beings
5.2.1. Medication
5.2.3. Manipulation of embryos
5.3. Some bonus material for biologists
6.1. New objects
6.1.1. Carbon in all its states Nanodiamonds Carbon nanotubes
6.1.2. A handful of gold atoms
6.2. Ground-breaking products
6.2.1. Surface treatment
6.2.2. Incorporation in a composite environment
6.3. From micro to nanosystems
6.3.1. Miniature components – MEMS A print head for inkjet printers Airbags A microlens for miniaturized optics
6.3.3. Micromotors
6.4. A global integration
6.5. Some bonus material for engineers
7.1. A simulation or a virtual world
7.2. Understanding nature
7.2.1. Understanding energy
7.2.2. Understanding materials
7.2.3. Understanding information
7.2.4. Understanding life
7.3. Watch out for nanomedicine
7.4. Nanosciences and our future
7.5. Essential ethics
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An Introduction to Nano Science and Nanotechnology

An Introduction to Nano Science and Nanotechnology

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Published by: Manjit Malvi on May 13, 2011
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