Tag Archives: nanotechnology

Innovation, dual use, and security : managing the risks of emerging biological and chemical technologies

Title: Innovation, dual use, and security : managing the risks of emerging biological and chemical technologies.
Author:  Tucker, Jonathan B.
Call number: TP248.23.I58
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Synopsis:
Recent advances in disciplines such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, and neuropharmacology entail a “dual-use dilemma” because they promise benefits for human health and welfare yet pose the risk of misuse for hostile purposes. The emerging field of synthetic genomics, for example, can produce custom DNA molecules for life-saving drugs but also makes possible the creation of deadly viral agents for biological warfare or terrorism. The challenge for policymakers is to prevent the misuse of these new technologies without forgoing their benefits . Innovation, Dual Use, and Security offers a systematic approach for managing the dual-use dilemma. The book presents a “decision framework” for assessing the security risks of emerging technologies and fashioning governance strategies to manage those risks. This framework is applied to fourteen contemporary case studies, including synthetic genomics, DNA shuffling and directed evolution, combinatorial chemistry, protein engineering, immunological modulation, and aerosol vaccines. The book also draws useful lessons from two historical cases: the development of the V-series nerve agents in Britain and the use and misuse of LSD by the U.S. Army and the CIA.

Innovation, Dual Use, and Security offers a comprehensive, multifaceted introduction to the challenges of governing dual-use technologies in an era of rapid innovation. The book will be of interest to government officials and other practitioners as well as to students and scholars in security studies, science and technology studies, biology, and chemistry.

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New title for Materials Science & Engineering

Title: Self-assembly and nanotechnology systems : design, characterization, and applications

Author: Lee, Yoon S. (Yoon Seob)  

Call number: TA418.9.N35L482s

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Synopsis:

Systematically integrating self-assembly, nanoassembly, and nanofabrication into one easy-to-use source, Self-Assembly and Nanotechnology Systems effectively helps students, professors, and researchers comprehend and develop applicable techniques for use in the field. Through case studies, countless examples, clear questions, and general applications, this book provides experiment-oriented techniques for designing, applying, and characterizing self-assembly and nanotechnology systems.  [As taken from Syndetics]

Nanoclusters and nanostructured surfaces

Title:  Nanoclusters and nanostructured surfaces.
Author:  Ray, Asok K. (Asok Kumar).
Call number: TA418.9.N35N186ncs
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Synopsis:
This book deals with nanoclusters and nanostructured surfaces of various materials of significant importance in the broad areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Leading scientists from around the world have contributed to different research topics. The chapters cover both experimental and theoretical studies and range from silicon carbide nanoclusters to chemical vapor deposition of clusters on surfaces. The diverse topics such as nanotubes, nanowires, nanoclusters, nanoparticles, nanocrystals, hybrid nanostrucures, nanostructured magnetic materials and surfaces, device applications, density functional study, and ab initio calculations are simultaneously relevant and important to scientists in the pure sciences and engineering.
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Modern concepts in nanotechnology research

Title:  Modern concepts in nanotechnology research
Author:  Haghi, A. K.
Call number: TA418.9.N35M689
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Synopsis:
Nanotechnology has continuously evolved sharing with past technologies the same approaches to science policy, therefore, it is problematic to consider nanotechnology as a radical change in the development of technology. This book offers an overview of structure – property relationships, synthesis and purification, and potential applications of electrospun nanofibres and nanotubes. The collection of topics in this book aims to reflect the diversity of recent advances in nanotechnology with a broad perspective which will be useful for scientists as well as for graduate students and engineers.
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Molecular manipulation with atomic force microscopy

Title:  Molecular manipulation with atomic force microscopy
Author:  Duwez, Anne-Sophie
Call number: T174.7.M718m
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Synopsis:
With the invention of scanning probe techniques in the early 1980s, scientists can now play with single atoms, single molecules, and even single bonds. Force, dynamics, and function can now be probed at the single-molecule level. Molecular Manipulation with Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) presents a series of topics that discuss concepts and methodologies used to manipulate and study single (bio)molecules with AFM. The first part is dedicated to the pulling of single molecules with force spectroscopy to investigate molecular interactions, mechanics, and mechanochemical processes, and the second part to the manipulation, repositioning, and targeted delivery of single molecules on substrates.

Single molecule manipulation is an exciting area of research which made important breakthroughs in nanoscience and which could find potential applications in a diverse range of disciplines, including chemistry, biology, physics, material and polymer science, and engineering. New and experienced AFM researchers looking for applications beyond imaging will find a wealth of information in this informative volume.
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