By Gerrard Eddy Jai Poinern
Although there are lots of theoretical nanotechnology and nanoscience textbooks to be had to scholars, there are fairly few sensible laboratory-based books. Filling this desire, A Laboratory path in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology provides a hands-on method of key synthesis concepts and procedures presently utilized in nanotechnology and nanoscience. Written via a pioneer in nanotechnology, this useful handbook exhibits undergraduate scholars easy methods to synthesize their very own nanometer-scale fabrics and constructions after which research their effects utilizing complex characterization techniques.
Through a sequence of well-designed, classroom-tested lab experiments, scholars without delay event many of the magic of the nano international. The lab workouts supply scholars hands-on abilities to counterpoint their theoretical reviews. in addition, the fabric within the e-book 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 constructions present in nature, the publication provides a number nanometer-scale fabrics and the synthesis methods used to supply them. It then covers complicated characterization suggestions for studying nanometer-scale fabrics and constructions. It additionally addresses lab protection and the id of power risks within the lab ahead of explaining how one can arrange a systematic document and current learn effects. furthermore, the writer discusses usual initiatives undertaken in nanotechnology labs, equivalent to the research of samples utilizing scanning electron microscopy and atomic strength microscopy. The booklet concludes with a collection of initiatives that scholars can do whereas participating with a mentor or supervisor.
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The most famous example is the lotus leaf (Nelumbo nucifera), which is an aquatic plant found in the equatorial regions of the world. The lotus has long been the symbol of purity in Asia and is used in many religious ceremonies. Its reputation for purity stems from its remarkably clean appearance in the muddy waters where resides. Interestingly, despite heavy rains during the day, its large flat leaves remain on the surface of the water and are not The Nano World ◾ 11 forced into the muddy water, where the plant’s chances for photosynthesis would be significantly reduced.
Size, shape, surface structure, and chemical composition are all parameters that can be varied during synthesis to create nanometer-scale materials with novel properties that have the potential to be used in a variety of novel applications. Materials can be made from several types of elements, either in the pure elemental form or in the form of compounds and composites. Generally, bulk materials can be classified broadly as metals, semiconductors, and insulators. And when any of these materials is produced in the nanometer scale, each displays shape-/size-dependent properties.
Vo-Dinh, T. Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine: Methods, Devices, and Applications; Taylor & Francis: Boca Raton, FL, 2007. ; Neinhuis, C. Purity of the sacred lotus, or escape from contamination in biological surfaces. Planta 1997, 202 (1), 1–8. Poinern, G. E. ; Le, X. ; Fawcett, D. Superhydrophobic nature of nanostructures on an indigenous Australian eucalyptus plant and its potential application. Nanotechnol. Sci. Appl. 2011, 4, 113–121. 1 INTRODUCTION The study of materials at the nanometer scale (typically 1–100 nm) was spurred on by the realization that the properties of these materials have a strong dependence on their inherent shape and size .