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Engineered Biomimicry (Hardcover, New): Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Raul Jose Martin-Palma Engineered Biomimicry (Hardcover, New)
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Raul Jose Martin-Palma
R2,196 Discovery Miles 21 960 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"Engineered Biomimicry" covers a broad range of research topics in the emerging discipline of biomimicry. Biologically inspired science and technology, using the principles of math and physics, has led to the development of products as ubiquitous as Velcro (modeled after the spiny hooks on plant seeds and fruits). Readers will learn to take ideas and concepts like this from nature, implement them in research, and understand and explain diverse phenomena and their related functions. From bioinspired computing and medical products to biomimetic applications like artificial muscles, MEMS, textiles and vision sensors, "Engineered Biomimicry" explores a wide range of technologies informed by living natural systems.

"Engineered Biomimicry" helps physicists, engineers and material scientists seek solutions in nature to the most pressing technical problems of our times, while providing a solid understanding of the important role of biophysics. Some physical applications include adhesion superhydrophobicity and self-cleaning, structural coloration, photonic devices, biomaterials and composite materials, sensor systems, robotics and locomotion, and ultra-lightweight structures.
Explores biomimicry, a fast-growing, cross-disciplinary field in which researchers study biological activities in nature to make critical advancements in science and engineeringIntroduces bioinspiration, biomimetics, and bioreplication, and provides biological background and practical applications for each Cutting-edge topics include bio-inspired robotics, microflyers, surface modification and more"

Infinite-Space Dyadic Green Functions in Electromagnetism (Hardcover): Muhammad Faryad, Akhlesh Lakhtakia Infinite-Space Dyadic Green Functions in Electromagnetism (Hardcover)
Muhammad Faryad, Akhlesh Lakhtakia
R2,032 Discovery Miles 20 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In any linear system, the input and the output are connected by means of a linear operator. When the input can be notionally represented by a function that is null valued everywhere except at a specific location in spacetime, the corresponding output is called the Green function in field theories. Dyadic Green functions are commonplace in electromagnetics, because both the input and the output are vector functions of space and time. This book provides a survey of the state-of-the-art knowledge of infinite space dyadic Green functions.

Electromagnetic Surface Waves - A Modern Perspective (Hardcover): John Polo, Tom MacKay, Akhlesh Lakhtakia Electromagnetic Surface Waves - A Modern Perspective (Hardcover)
John Polo, Tom MacKay, Akhlesh Lakhtakia
R2,134 Discovery Miles 21 340 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

For decades, the surface-plasmon-polariton wave guided by the interface of simple isotropic materials dominated the scene. However, in recent times research on electromagnetic surface waves guided by planar interfaces has expanded into new and exciting areas. In the 1990's research focused on advancing knowledge of the newly discovered Dyakonov wave. More recently, much of the surface wave research is motivated by the proliferation of nanotechnology and the growing number of materials available with novel properties. This book leads the reader from the relatively simple surface-plasmon-polariton wave with isotropic materials to the latest research on various types of electromagnetic surface waves guided by the interfaces of complex materials enabled by recent developments in nanotechnology. This includes: Dyakonov waves guided by interfaces formed with columnar thin films, Dyakonov-Tamm waves guided by interfaces formed with sculptured thin films, and multiple modes of surface-plasmon-polariton waves guided by the interface of a metal and a periodically varying dielectric material.
Gathers research from the past 5 years in a single comprehensive view of electromagnetic surface waves. Written by the foremost experts and researchers in the field.Layered presentation explains topics with an introductory overview level up to a highly technical level.

Theory of Graded-Bandgap Thin-Film Solar Cells (Hardcover): Faiz Ahmad, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Peter B. Monk Theory of Graded-Bandgap Thin-Film Solar Cells (Hardcover)
Faiz Ahmad, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Peter B. Monk
R1,532 Discovery Miles 15 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Thin-film solar cells are cheap and easy to manufacture but require improvements as their efficiencies are low compared to that of the commercially dominant crystalline-silicon solar cells. An optoelectronic model is formulated and implemented along with the differential evolution algorithm to assess the efficacy of grading the bandgap of the CIGS, CZTSSe, and AlGaAs photon-absorbing layer for optimizing the power-conversion efficiency of thin-film CIGS, CZTSSe, and AlGaAs solar cells, respectively, in the two-terminal single-junction format. Each thin-film solar cell is modeled as a photonic device as well as an electronic device. Solar cells with two (or more) photon-absorbing layers can also be handled using the optolelectronic model, whose results will stimulate experimental techniques for bandgap grading to enable ubiquitous small-scale harnessing of solar energy.

Theory of Graded-Bandgap Thin-Film Solar Cells (Paperback): Faiz Ahmad, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Peter B. Monk Theory of Graded-Bandgap Thin-Film Solar Cells (Paperback)
Faiz Ahmad, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Peter B. Monk
R1,119 Discovery Miles 11 190 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Thin-film solar cells are cheap and easy to manufacture but require improvements as their efficiencies are low compared to that of the commercially dominant crystalline-silicon solar cells. An optoelectronic model is formulated and implemented along with the differential evolution algorithm to assess the efficacy of grading the bandgap of the CIGS, CZTSSe, and AlGaAs photon-absorbing layer for optimizing the power-conversion efficiency of thin-film CIGS, CZTSSe, and AlGaAs solar cells, respectively, in the two-terminal single-junction format. Each thin-film solar cell is modeled as a photonic device as well as an electronic device. Solar cells with two (or more) photon-absorbing layers can also be handled using the optolelectronic model, whose results will stimulate experimental techniques for bandgap grading to enable ubiquitous small-scale harnessing of solar energy.

Biologically Inspired Design - A Primer (Hardcover): Torben A. Lenau, Akhlesh Lakhtakia Biologically Inspired Design - A Primer (Hardcover)
Torben A. Lenau, Akhlesh Lakhtakia
R1,317 Discovery Miles 13 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As the existence of all life forms on our planet is currently in grave danger from the climate emergency caused by Homo sapiens, the words "sustainability" and "eco-responsibility" have entered the daily-use vocabularies of scientists, engineers, economists, business managers, industrialists, capitalists, and policy makers. Normal activities undertaken for the design of products and systems in industrialisms must be revamped. As the bioworld is a great resource for eco-responsible design activities, an overview of biologically inspired design is presented in this book in simple terms for anyone with even high-school education. Beginning with an introduction to the process of design in industry, the book presents the bioworld as a design resource along with the rationale for biologically inspired design. Problem-driven and solution-driven approaches for biologically inspired design are described next. The last chapter is focused on biologically inspired design for environment.

Biologically Inspired Design - A Primer (Paperback): Torben A. Lenau, Akhlesh Lakhtakia Biologically Inspired Design - A Primer (Paperback)
Torben A. Lenau, Akhlesh Lakhtakia
R904 Discovery Miles 9 040 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As the existence of all life forms on our planet is currently in grave danger from the climate emergency caused by Homo sapiens, the words "sustainability" and "eco-responsibility" have entered the daily-use vocabularies of scientists, engineers, economists, business managers, industrialists, capitalists, and policy makers. Normal activities undertaken for the design of products and systems in industrialisms must be revamped. As the bioworld is a great resource for eco-responsible design activities, an overview of biologically inspired design is presented in this book in simple terms for anyone with even high-school education. Beginning with an introduction to the process of design in industry, the book presents the bioworld as a design resource along with the rationale for biologically inspired design. Problem-driven and solution-driven approaches for biologically inspired design are described next. The last chapter is focused on biologically inspired design for environment.

Electromagnetic Anisotropy And Bianisotropy: A Field Guide (Hardcover, Second Edition): Tom G. Mackay, Akhlesh Lakhtakia Electromagnetic Anisotropy And Bianisotropy: A Field Guide (Hardcover, Second Edition)
Tom G. Mackay, Akhlesh Lakhtakia
R2,127 Discovery Miles 21 270 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The aim of this book is to extend and update the standard treatments of crystal optics found in classical textbooks. It provides a broad overview of electromagnetic anisotropy, bianisotropy, and chirality. The topics covered are constitutive relations (Chapter 1); examples of anisotropy, bianisotropy, and chirality (Chapter 2); spacetime symmetries (Chapter 3); planewave propagation (Chapter 4); dyadic Green functions including depolarization dyadics (Chapter 5); homogenization formalisms (Chapter 6); nonlinear aspects (Chapter 7); surface waves (Chapter 8) and topological insulators (Chapter 9). New additions in this second edition are: Chapters 8 and 9, expanded treatments of active mediums in Chapter 4, and the Huygens principle and the Ewald-Oseen extinction theorem in Chapter 5. This book is perfect for postbaccalaureate students and researchers seeking an introductory survey of the electromagnetic theory of complex mediums.

The Transfer-Matrix Method in Electromagnetics and Optics (Paperback): Tom G. Mackay, Akhlesh Lakhtakia The Transfer-Matrix Method in Electromagnetics and Optics (Paperback)
Tom G. Mackay, Akhlesh Lakhtakia
R1,114 Discovery Miles 11 140 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The transfer-matrix method (TMM) in electromagnetics and optics is a powerful and convenient mathematical formalism for determining the planewave reflection and transmission characteristics of an infinitely extended slab of a linear material. While the TMM was introduced for a homogeneous uniaxial dielectric-magnetic material in the 1960s, and subsequently extended for multilayered slabs, it has more recently been developed for the most general linear materials, namely bianisotropic materials. By means of the rigorous coupled-wave approach, slabs that are periodically nonhomogeneous in the thickness direction can also be accommodated by the TMM. In this book an overview of the TMM is presented for the most general contexts as well as for some for illustrative simple cases. Key theoretical results are given; for derivations, the reader is referred to the references at the end of each chapter. Albums of numerical results are also provided, and the computer code used to generate these results are provided in an appendix.

The Transfer-Matrix Method in Electromagnetics and Optics (Hardcover): Tom G. Mackay, Akhlesh Lakhtakia The Transfer-Matrix Method in Electromagnetics and Optics (Hardcover)
Tom G. Mackay, Akhlesh Lakhtakia
R1,528 Discovery Miles 15 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The transfer-matrix method (TMM) in electromagnetics and optics is a powerful and convenient mathematical formalism for determining the planewave reflection and transmission characteristics of an infinitely extended slab of a linear material. While the TMM was introduced for a homogeneous uniaxial dielectric-magnetic material in the 1960s, and subsequently extended for multilayered slabs, it has more recently been developed for the most general linear materials, namely bianisotropic materials. By means of the rigorous coupled-wave approach, slabs that are periodically nonhomogeneous in the thickness direction can also be accommodated by the TMM. In this book an overview of the TMM is presented for the most general contexts as well as for some for illustrative simple cases. Key theoretical results are given; for derivations, the reader is referred to the references at the end of each chapter. Albums of numerical results are also provided, and the computer code used to generate these results are provided in an appendix.

Infinite-Space Dyadic Green Functions in Electromagnetism (Paperback): Muhammad Faryad, Akhlesh Lakhtakia Infinite-Space Dyadic Green Functions in Electromagnetism (Paperback)
Muhammad Faryad, Akhlesh Lakhtakia
R1,568 Discovery Miles 15 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In any linear system, the input and the output are connected by means of a linear operator. When the input can be notionally represented by a function that is null valued everywhere except at a specific location in spacetime, the corresponding output is called the Green function in field theories. Dyadic Green functions are commonplace in electromagnetics, because both the input and the output are vector functions of space and time. This book provides a survey of the state-of-the-art knowledge of infinite space dyadic Green functions.

Modern Analytical Electromagnetic Homogenization with Mathematica (Second Edition) (Hardcover): Tom G. Mackay, Akhlesh Lakhtakia Modern Analytical Electromagnetic Homogenization with Mathematica (Second Edition) (Hardcover)
Tom G. Mackay, Akhlesh Lakhtakia
R2,873 Discovery Miles 28 730 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Thin Film Nanophotonics - Conclusions from the Third International Workshop on Thin Films for Electronics, Electro-Optics,... Thin Film Nanophotonics - Conclusions from the Third International Workshop on Thin Films for Electronics, Electro-Optics, Energy and Sensors (TFE3S) (Paperback)
Guru Subramanyam, Partha P. Banerjee, Karl S. Gudmundsson, Akhlesh Lakhtakia
R3,494 Discovery Miles 34 940 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Thin Film Nanophotonics: Conclusions from the Third International Workshop on Thin Films for Electronics, Electro-Optics, Energy and Sensors (TFE3S) provides up-to-date coverage of the properties and photonic applications of nanostructured thin films, including discussions on optical waveguides, photonic lattices for wideband reflectors, polarizers, bandpass filters, meta surfaces, plasmonic resonance sensors, smart windows, optical switches, photovoltaics, and many more. This is an important reference source for materials scientists, engineers and physicists working in the areas of nanomaterials and photonics. New thin film applications such as thin-film topological insulators and 2D materials are gaining attention and growing exponentially, hence this book is an ideal reference on how engineered thin films for various nano-photonics applications present exponential growth in a wide array of areas.

Modern Analytical Electromagnetic Homogenization (Hardcover): Tom G. Mackay, Akhlesh Lakhtakia Modern Analytical Electromagnetic Homogenization (Hardcover)
Tom G. Mackay, Akhlesh Lakhtakia
R2,555 Discovery Miles 25 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Electromagnetic homogenization is the process of estimating the effective electromagnetic properties of composite materials in the long-wavelength regime, wherein the length scales of nonhomogeneities are much smaller than the wavelengths involved. This is a bird's-eye view of currently available homogenization formalisms for particulate composite materials. It presents analytical methods only, with focus on the general settings of anisotropy and bianisotropy. The authors largely concentrate on 'effective' materials as opposed to 'equivalent' materials, and emphasize the fundamental (but sometimes overlooked) differences between these two categories of homogenized composite materials. The properties of an 'effective' material represents those of its composite material, regardless of the geometry and dimensions of the bulk materials and regardless of the orientations and polarization states of the illuminating electromagnetic fields. In contrast, the properties of 'equivalent' materials only represent those of their corresponding composite materials under certain restrictive circumstances.

Optical Guided-wave Chemical and Biosensors II (Paperback, 2010 ed.): Mohammed Zourob, Akhlesh Lakhtakia Optical Guided-wave Chemical and Biosensors II (Paperback, 2010 ed.)
Mohammed Zourob, Akhlesh Lakhtakia
R5,903 Discovery Miles 59 030 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

For the first time, distinguished scientists from key institutions worldwide provide a comprehensive approach to optical sensing techniques employing the phenomenon of guided wave propagation for chemical and biosensors. This includes both state-of the-art fundamentals and innovative applications of these techniques. The authors present a deep analysis of their particular subjects in a way to address the needs of novice researchers such as graduate students and post-doctoral scholars as well as of established researchers seeking new avenues. Researchers and practitioners who need a solid foundation or reference will find this work invaluable. This second of two volumes covers the incorporation of periodic structures in waveguides to exploit the Bragg phenomenon, optical fiber sensors, hollow waveguides and micro-resonators as well as a review of the tremendous expansion of terahertz technology for sensing applications.

Time-Harmonic Electromagnetic Fields in Chiral Media (Paperback, 1989 ed.): Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Vijay K. Varadan, Vasundara V.... Time-Harmonic Electromagnetic Fields in Chiral Media (Paperback, 1989 ed.)
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Vijay K. Varadan, Vasundara V. Varadan
R1,626 Discovery Miles 16 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book deals with the fundamental aspects of electromagnetic field theory in chiral media in the frequency domain. All such aspects are covered: field equations, constitutive equations, integral equations and representations, Green's functions, radiation, reciprocity relations, and equivalence and duality relations. Scattering of waves by chiral spheres and cylinders are covered, and layered chiral media are examined. This book is timely both for theorists and experimentalists. Theorists can build upon the work to discover and predict new phenomena, while experimentalists may use it to design clever experiments and construct artificially chiral materials.

Optical Guided-wave Chemical and Biosensors II (Hardcover, Edition.): Mohammed Zourob, Akhlesh Lakhtakia Optical Guided-wave Chemical and Biosensors II (Hardcover, Edition.)
Mohammed Zourob, Akhlesh Lakhtakia
R5,938 Discovery Miles 59 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

For the first time, distinguished scientists from key institutions worldwide provide a comprehensive approach to optical sensing techniques employing the phenomenon of guided wave propagation for chemical and biosensors. This includes both state-of the-art fundamentals and innovative applications of these techniques. The authors present a deep analysis of their particular subjects in a way to address the needs of novice researchers such as graduate students and post-doctoral scholars as well as of established researchers seeking new avenues. Researchers and practitioners who need a solid foundation or reference will find this work invaluable.

This second of two volumes covers the incorporation of periodic structures in waveguides to exploit the Bragg phenomenon, optical fiber sensors, hollow waveguides and micro-resonators as well as a review of the tremendous expansion of terahertz technology for sensing applications.

Electromagnetic Anisotropy And Bianisotropy: A Field Guide (Hardcover): Tom G. Mackay, Akhlesh Lakhtakia Electromagnetic Anisotropy And Bianisotropy: A Field Guide (Hardcover)
Tom G. Mackay, Akhlesh Lakhtakia
R2,086 Discovery Miles 20 860 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

New Edition: Electromagnetic Anisotropy and Bianisotropy (2nd Edition)The topics of anisotropy and bianisotropy are fundamental to electromagnetics from both theoretical and experimental perspectives. These properties underpin a host of complex and exotic electromagnetic phenomenons in naturally occurring materials and in relativistic scenarios, as well as in artificially produced metamaterials. As a unique guide to this rapidly developing field, the book provides a unified presentation of key classic and recent results on the studies of constitutive relations, spacetime symmetries, planewave propagation, dyadic Green functions, and homogenization of composite materials. This book also offers an up-to-date extension to standard treatments of crystal optics with coverage on both linear and weakly nonlinear regimes.

Electromagnetic Fields in Unconventional Materials and Structures (Hardcover): Onkar N. Singh, Akhlesh Lakhtakia Electromagnetic Fields in Unconventional Materials and Structures (Hardcover)
Onkar N. Singh, Akhlesh Lakhtakia
R4,197 Discovery Miles 41 970 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book will shape the course of electromagnetics research for decades to come. Fourteen leading researchers from five countries reveal their latest research results in detail and review parallel developments. The topics discussed, though unconventional today, are destined to attract great attention as shrinking device sizes make electromagnetic effects ever more important.

These topics include the rotation of polarization of electric waves by a twisted structure; homogenization of linear bianistotropic composite materials; novel free-space techniques to characterize complex mediums; sculptured thin films; electrodynamic properties of carbon nanotubes; and more.

Electromagnetic Fields in Unconventional Materials and Structures:

  • Focuses on geometry in both large and small scales
  • Provides a blueprint for electromagnetics research at the turn of the century
  • Features new results, comments, and prognostications on 21st century research
  • Includes more than 150 illustrations as well as hundreds of charts, tables, and references
Infinite-Space Dyadic Green Functions in Electromagnetism (Paperback): Muhammad Faryad, Akhlesh Lakhtakia Infinite-Space Dyadic Green Functions in Electromagnetism (Paperback)
Muhammad Faryad, Akhlesh Lakhtakia
R702 Discovery Miles 7 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In any linear system the input and the output are connected by means of a linear operator. When the input can be notionally represented by a function that is null valued everywhere except at a specific location in space-time, the corresponding output is called the Green function in field theories. Dyadic Green functions are commonplace in electromagnetics, because both the input and the output are vector functions of space and time. This book provides a survey of the state-of-the-art knowledge of infinite-space dyadic Green functions.

The World of Applied Electromagnetics - In Appreciation of Magdy Fahmy Iskander (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Akhlesh Lakhtakia,... The World of Applied Electromagnetics - In Appreciation of Magdy Fahmy Iskander (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Cynthia M. Furse
R6,093 Discovery Miles 60 930 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book commemorates four decades of research by Professor Magdy F. Iskander (Life Fellow IEEE) on materials and devices for the radiation, propagation, scattering, and applications of electromagnetic waves, chiefly in the MHz-THz frequency range as well on electromagnetics education. This synopsis of applied electromagnetics, stemming from the life and times of just one person, is meant to inspire junior researchers and reinvigorate mid-level researchers in the electromagnetics community. The authors of this book are internationally known researchers, including 14 IEEE fellows, who highlight interesting research and new directions in theoretical, experimental, and applied electromagnetics.

Modern Analytical Electromagnetic Homogenization (Paperback): Tom G. Mackay, Akhlesh Lakhtakia Modern Analytical Electromagnetic Homogenization (Paperback)
Tom G. Mackay, Akhlesh Lakhtakia
R1,021 Discovery Miles 10 210 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Electromagnetic homogenization is the process of estimating the effective electromagnetic properties of composite materials in the long-wavelength regime, wherein the length scales of nonhomogeneities are much smaller than the wavelengths involved. This is a bird's-eye view of currently available homogenization formalisms for particulate composite materials. It presents analytical methods only, with focus on the general settings of anisotropy and bianisotropy. The authors largely concentrate on 'effective' materials as opposed to 'equivalent' materials, and emphasize the fundamental (but sometimes overlooked) differences between these two categories of homogenized composite materials. The properties of an 'effective' material represents those of its composite material, regardless of the geometry and dimensions of the bulk materials and regardless of the orientations and polarization states of the illuminating electromagnetic fields. In contrast, the properties of 'equivalent' materials only represent those of their corresponding composite materials under certain restrictive circumstances.

Optical Guided-wave Chemical and Biosensors I (Hardcover, 2009 ed.): Mohammed Zourob, Akhlesh Lakhtakia Optical Guided-wave Chemical and Biosensors I (Hardcover, 2009 ed.)
Mohammed Zourob, Akhlesh Lakhtakia
R4,267 Discovery Miles 42 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

For the first time, distinguished scientists from key institutions worldwide provide a comprehensive approach to optical sensing techniques employing the phenomenon of guided wave propagation for chemical and biosensors. This includes both state-of the-art fundamentals and innovative applications of these techniques. The authors present a deep analysis of their particular subjects in a way to address the needs of novice researchers such as graduate students and post-doctoral scholars as well as of established researchers seeking new avenues. Researchers and practitioners who need a solid foundation or reference will find this work invaluable.

This first of two volumes contains eight chapters covering planar waveguides for sensing, as well as sensing techniques based on plasmonic waveguides.

Nanotechnology - A Crash Course (Paperback): Raul J. Martin Palma, Akhlesh Lakhtakia Nanotechnology - A Crash Course (Paperback)
Raul J. Martin Palma, Akhlesh Lakhtakia
R1,535 Discovery Miles 15 350 Out of stock

The past few decades have seen an explosive increase in our ability to create nanostructures and nanosystems with a great degree of control, using a diversity of techniques. This ability has been accompanied by a similar enhancement in our ability to characterize structures and systems at the nanoscale. This book provides a broad overview of those nanostructures and nanosystems (together termed ""Nanotechnology""). It covers structural characteristics and properties of nanostructures, nanofabrication techniques, methods for characterizing nanostructures, and applications for nanomaterials. The book also provides a thought-provoking assessment of the possible implications of nanotechnology in society, and likely future trends. Nanotechnology: A Crash Course is accessible to a wide readership and will meet the immediate needs of college graduates, doctoral students, professors, and researchers alike, who are looking for a quick yet inclusive grasp of this cutting-edge technology. Contents: To the Reader; Nomenclature; Low-Dimensional Structures; Properties of Nanostructures; Nanofabrication; Characterization of Nanostructures and Nanomaterials; Nanomaterials and Applications; Future Prospects; Index Suppose that you recently graduated with a B.S. degree in science or engineering and will commence your first professional employment tomorrow. Earlier this afternoon, your manager called to ask if you know something about nanotechnology, so that tomorrow you can begin developing an internal proposal for your division. But either your college did not offer a course on nanotechnology or you decided not to take one. You need a crash course in nanotechnology, just to get you off the ground.Suppose that you are a doctoral student in a department whose candidacy examination requires you to write a 5 10-page research proposal on an emerging topic assigned by the faculty committee. Suppose that your assigned topic intersects with nanotechnology, but all that you know about nanotechnology came from a couple of hour-long graduate seminars that you attended the previous semester. You need a crash course in nanotechnology, not only to write an impressive introduction but also to acquaint yourself with terminology to conduct efficient searches on Google Scholar, Web of Science, Scopus, etc. Suppose that you are a post-doctoral researcher at either an academic or an industrial research institution. Your supervisor has asked you to advise a shining undergraduate student for a summer project in nanotechnology, although the focus of your own research is elsewhere. You need a crash course in nanotechnology, to start the youngster off in a promising direction. Suppose that you are a new assistant professor. Your departmental head advises that your research proposal to a government program to assist new faculty members begin research programs lacks that ""wow"" factor that would virtually guarantee success. ""Put in a nano angle,"" you are told. You need a crash course in nanotechnology, to clothe your proposal in the glory of ""nano."" Suppose that you are a middle-aged professor undergoing a midlife crisis. Instead of changing your family or lifestyle, you may choose to change your research focus to an emerging research area. You need a crash course in nanotechnology, to assess your current resources and future needs. With your particular need in mind, we persuaded SPIE Press to publish our short and readable introduction to nanotechnology. WhileNanotechnology: A Crash Course is unlikely to convert you overnight into a nanostar, it would meet your immediate need and very likely help you steer your professional life in a new direction.

Selected Papers on Nanotechnology - Theory and Modeling (Hardcover, illustrated Edition): Fei Wang, Akhlesh Lakhtakia Selected Papers on Nanotechnology - Theory and Modeling (Hardcover, illustrated Edition)
Fei Wang, Akhlesh Lakhtakia
R2,953 Discovery Miles 29 530 Out of stock

This collection of 50 papers focuses on the theory and modeling of nanoscale materials and structures. The volume is intended to provide technoscientists from novice to expert an anthology of significant papers for the understanding of nanotechnological principles. The topics covered include nanotubes, quantum dots, photonic crystals, sculptured thin films, spintronics, nanomagnetics, and nanobiotechnology.

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