21st Century Nanoscience - A Handbook: Public Policy, Education, and Global Trends (Volume 10) will be the most comprehensive, up-to-date large reference work for the field of nanoscience. Its predecessor, Handbook of Nanophysics, by the same editor was published in the fall of 2010 and was embraced as the first comprehensive reference to consider both fundamental and applied aspects of nanophysics. This follow-up project has been conceived as a necessary expansion and full update that considers the significant advances made in the field since 2010. It goes well beyond the physics as warranted by recent developments in the field. This tenth volume in a ten-volume set covers nanophotonics, nanoelectronics, and nanoplasmonics.

Key Features:

  • Provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date large reference work for the field.
  • Chapters written by international experts in the field.
  • Emphasizes presentation and real results and applications.

This handbook distinguishes itself from other works by its breadth of coverage, readability and timely topics. The intended readership is very broad, from students and instructors to engineers, physicists, chemists, biologists, biomedical researchers, industry professionals, governmental scientists, and others whose work is impacted by nanotechnology. It will be an indispensable resource in academic, government, and industry libraries worldwide. The fields impacted by nanophysics extend from materials science and engineering to biotechnology, biomedical engineering, medicine, electrical engineering, pharmaceutical science, computer technology, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, food science, and beyond.

chapter 1

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

ByUgo Finardi

chapter 2

Policy and Innovation: An Invisible Evolving Nanoworld

ByBiancamaria Baroli, Maria Francesca Matzeu, Carla Serri

chapter 3

The “Mega” Power of the “Nano”

ByViorel Nicolae Gaftea

chapter 4

Nanotechnology: History and Future

ByShalini Chaturvedi, Pragnesh N. Dave

chapter 5

Training Leaders in Nanotechnology

ByJoshua A. Jackman, Dong-Joon Cho, Jeremy S. Jackman, Aldrin E. Sweeney, Nam-Joon Cho

chapter 6

Challenges in Nanoscience Education

ByM. Gail Jones, Ron Blonder, Anna-Leena Kähkönen

chapter 7

Virtual Nanoworlds for Learning

ByJennifer Flint, Karljohan Lundin Palmerius, Gunnar Höst, Konrad Schönborn

chapter 8

Evolving Perspectives on Nanoeducation and Capacity Development

ByIneke Malsch, Frank Kupper

chapter 9

Exposing School Students to Nanoscience

A Review of Published Programs
ByRon Blonder, Ella Yonai

chapter 10

Integrating Nanoscience in High School Science

Curriculum Models and Instructional Approaches
ByDouglas Huffman, John Ristvey, Christine Morrow, Michael Deal

chapter 11

Teaching Nanoscience to High School Students

ByThomas R. Tretter

chapter 12

Research on Pre-college Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Learning

ByLynn A. Bryan, Alejandra J. Magana

chapter 13

Using Digital Tools in Nanoscience Education

ByLaura Monica Gorghiu, Gabriel Gorghiu, Ana Maria Aurelia Petrescu

chapter 14

3D Printing in the Context of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education at the College/University Level

ByPeter Moeck, Paul DeStefano, Werner Kaminsky, Trevor Snyder

chapter 15

Dissemination, Outreach, and Training on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

ByJoaquin Tutor-Sánchez, David Quesada, Javier Gamo-Aranda, Noboru Takeuchi, Angela Camacho, Jordi Diaz, Fernanda Pilaquinga, Eliza Jara, Rainer Christoph, Diana Padilla Rueda