By Lawrence Gasman
Having been within the nanotechnology box for 6 years, i've got visible many books on nanotechnology. this is often the simplest one i've got noticeable for company executives and different choice makers which are new to the sphere and attempting to comprehend the place the possibilities are for his or her firms. The e-book is well-structured, and written in an erudite, available and interesting kind.
Unlike many books at the topic, Gasman offers particular counsel at the functions which are probably to repay within the close to and medium time period, and which aren't. whereas now not exhaustive, it offers a great review of the main fertile possibilities. The summaries of the "takeaways" from every one bankruptcy, and the abundant connection with extra analyzing are quite important for the busy reader. those may also help the neophyte to find the gemstones as they go through the large quantity details on nanotech, a lot of that's really mediocre. in contrast to many authors who supply a superficial and shallow therapy of the topic, Gasman's adventure as an effective, disciplined and thorough industry analyst comes via during this book.
If i've got one fundamental criticism concerning the ebook, it truly is that there are a couple of very important parts of the nanotech box which are lacking. for instance, his precis of nanotechnology instruments doesn't make any connection with electron microscopes and centred ion beam units, that are key to imaging and manipulation on the nanoscale. those omissions are greater than balanced by way of the final caliber of the ebook. i like to recommend it hugely.
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There will probably be more by the time you are reading these words. 30 This is a quick read—one could probably get through it in a couple of evenings. It is well written and does an excellent job at conveying the kind of thing that nanotechnologists do. It has some things to say about commercialization and business issues too, but not much. It has received some criticism for focusing too much on the work done at Northwestern University where one of the Ratners is a professor. 31 This was written by a team of Australian writers and is both broad in its coverage of matters nanotech and deep in dealing with science behind them.
Stronger materials with longer lifetimes that reduce construction costs and building depreciation. Biodegradable materials that reduce adverse environmental impact. Nanocrystalline metal carbide materials for cutting and drilling. Nanoparticles for improved ceramics. Nanocrystalline metal carbide materials provide harder, longer-lasting materials for drills and utting machinery. Conventional ceramics can be made less brittle and easier to work with through the 15 addition of nanoparticles. Drills and cutting tools capable very hard materials and drilling especially small holes.
It is really the availability of such tools that has made widespread commercialization of nano-enabled products possible for the first time. Further Reading The following books and articles are intended to provide more detail on the topics raised in this chapter. They are not intended as a complete bibliography of the areas covered, but just a way for the reader to take any issues that particularly interest him or her to the next stage. The books marked with (T) are more technically oriented. There are already a growing number of books that purport to explain the technology in nanotechnology.
Nanotechnology Applications And Markets by Lawrence Gasman