By David Tolfree
Micro-nanotechnologies (MNT) are already creating a profound impression on our day-by-day lives. New purposes are good underway within the US, Asia, and Europe. in spite of the fact that, their most likely disruptive nature, in addition to the public’s issues, has produced a couple of demanding situations. Commercializing Micro-Nanotechnology items offers a image of the present industry state of affairs and info the necessity for MNT improvement. It outlines the issues dealing with today’s companies and discusses the approaches for commercialization, highway mapping, expertise move research, and entrepreneurial improvement.
The publication starts off through detailing the stairs required to show an idea right into a marketable product. The editors supply examples of formerly winning items and relate to their very own stories in improvement. subsequent, the textual content specializes in the significance of entrepreneurship and the mandatory steps to finance and increase a business plan. It includes quite a few definitions of nanotechnology and the way every one pertains to roadmap and construction matters. 3 designated case reports from the top MNT improvement and production businesses describe how each one enterprise all started and advanced to turn into a industry chief. those reports supply important perception into overcoming the demanding situations concerning attaining monetary backing and specifying the ideal product for improvement.
This reference presents the one insightful appraisal of the present prestige of micro-nanotechnology items. It describes a concise strategy for product commercialization, from marketplace examine to finish product attention. Commercializing Micro-Nanotechnologies presents a transparent technique for selecting the suitable product to improvement and overcoming demanding situations within the transforming into worldwide marketplace.
By Cyrus C. M. Mody
The scanning tunneling microscope (STM) has been hailed because the “key allowing discovery for nanotechnology,” the catalyst for a systematic box that pulls approximately $20 billion in investment every year. In Instrumental neighborhood, Cyrus Mody argues that this technology-centric view doesn't clarify how those microscopes helped to release nanotechnology—and fails to recognize the corporation of the microscopists in making the STM and its editions seriously very important instruments. Mody tells the tale of the discovery, unfold, and commercialization of scanning probe microscopy when it comes to the networked constructions of collaboration and festival that got here into being inside of a various, colourful, and infrequently fractious group of researchers. by means of forming a neighborhood, he argues, those researchers have been in a position to innovate speedily, percentage the microscopes with a variety of clients, and generate status (including the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physics) and revenue (as the know-how discovered purposes in industry).
Mody indicates that either the know-how of probe microscopy and the neighborhood version provided by way of the probe microscopists contributed to the advance of political and medical aid for nanotechnology and the worldwide investment tasks that undefined. during his account, Mody charts the shifts in U.S. technological know-how coverage over the past 40 years—from the decline in federal simple study investment within the Seventies in the course of the upward thrust in educational patenting within the Eighties to the emergence of nanotechnology discourse within the 1990s—that have ended in today’s expanding emphasis at the commercialization of educational learn.
By Dongqing Li
Covering all features of delivery phenomena at the nano- and micro-scale, this encyclopedia gains over 750 entries in 3 alphabetically-arranged volumes together with the main updated learn, insights, and utilized ideas throughout all parts. insurance comprises electric double-layers, optofluidics, DNC lab-on-a-chip, nanosensors, and more.
By Harold H. Kung, Mayfair C. Kung (auth.), Bing Zhou, Scott Han, Robert Raja, Gabor A. Somorjai (eds.)
This publication is the 3rd quantity of Nanotechnology in Catalysis. even if has been purely 2 years because the Volumes 1 and a pair of have been released, many new contributions and breakthroughs were made via researchers around the globe, displaying the dynamic of nanotechnology in catalysis zone. the themes within the ebook are the main updated details at the vanguard of nanotechnology improvement in catalysis box. They contain the recent inspiration and functions of nanotechnology for catalysis, the instruction and characterization of nanoparticle and nanostructure catalysts, and the examples of some of the best task and selectivity completed through the use of such nanocatalysts. This ebook presents an in-depth figuring out of ways nanotechnology can have an effect on the longer term new release of catalyst development.
This publication is helpful to a extensive diversity of readers. it may be used as a textbook by way of professors and scholars for graduate or undergraduate curriculum. The complex nanoscience and nanotechnology thoughts are written in a textbook kind to facilitate the readers who're new to this interesting quarter. Researchers and engineers in may possibly achieve principles on how nanoparticles and nanostructured fabrics might be made for and utilized to business tactics. govt officers may well seek advice the ebook for realizing the recent strategies and functions of nanomaterials.
By Abdelhamid Sayari, Mietek Jaroniec
This court cases quantity comprises chosen and peer-reviewed unique oral and poster contributions to be awarded on the fifth foreign Symposium on Nanoporous fabrics, Vancouver, Canada, may well 25-28, 2008. It provides contemporary medical advances within the zone of nanoporous fabrics, specifically people with ordered pores of sizes among 1 and 50 nm, their synthesis, characterization and purposes in adsorption, catalysis, bio-related tactics, environmental cleanup and nanotechnology. a different characteristic of this quantity is the big variety of nanoporous fabrics coated, starting from ordered silica nanostructures, silicas with included natural and inorganic species, ordered nanoporous carbons and polymers, steel natural frameworks, nanostructured catalysts to nanoporous motion pictures, membranes and monoliths. This complaints quantity displays the present traits and advances within the box of nanomaterials, for you to definitely proceed to draw the eye of fabrics scientists all over the world. it is going to as a result be a useful reference for fabrics scientists, chemists and physicists operating in academia, nationwide and commercial laboratories.
By Davis Baird, Joachim Schummer
Nanotechnology is an rising and speedily turning out to be box whose dynamics and clients pose many nice demanding situations not just to scientists and engineers but in addition to society at huge. This quantity contains the state of the art philosophical, moral, and sociological mirrored image on nanotechnology, written by way of top students from the arts and social sciences in North the US and Europe. It unravels the philosophical underpinnings of nanotechnology, its metaphysical and epistemological foundations, and its conceptual complexity. It explores the moral problems with nanotechnology, its effect on human, environmental, and social stipulations, and the choices for cheap hazard administration. It examines the general public discourse on nanotechnology and its comparable visions and gives either classes from the earlier and outlooks for the longer term.
By Mark L. Brongersma, Pieter G. Kik
From the reviews:
"This publication highlights a number of intriguing new discoveries during this box and describes the underlying physics, nanofabrication concerns, and the fabrics issues curious about designing plasmonic units with new performance. The ebook is geared toward researchers and scholars drawn to getting into the sector of plasmon nanophotonics, whereas serving as a connection with scientists who're already energetic during this quarter of study. it's written on the point of a first-year graduate student." (Hsiung Hsu, Optics and Photonics information, November, 2008)