Tomorrow’s nanoscientist will have a truly interdisciplinary and nano-centric education, rather than, for example, a degree in chemistry with a specialization in nanoscience. For this to happen, the field needs a truly focused and dedicated textbook. This full-color masterwork is such a textbook. It introduces the nanoscale along with the societal impacts of nanoscience, then presents an overview of characterization and fabrication methods. The authors systematically discuss the chemistry, physics, and biology aspects of nanoscience, providing a complete picture of the challenges, opportunities, and inspirations posed by each facet before giving a brief glimpse at nanoscience in action: nanotechnology.
THE PERSPECTIVE. Introduction. THE TOOLS. Characterization. Fabrication. THE PHYSICS. Physical Properties. Nanomaterials. THE CHEMISTRY. Nanochemistry. THE BIOLOGY. Nature and NanoBio. THE NEXT STEP. Introduction to Nanotechnology.