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Introduction to Nanoscience Hardcover – 22 Oct 2009


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The book covers a lot of ground and combines a thoroughness of treatment with a lightness of touch. It is attractive for both undergraduate students seeking clear explanations and graduate students wanting depth. (Stephen Blundell, Oxford University) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Stuart Lindsay is Nadine and Edward Carson Professor of Physics and Chemistry at Arizona State University. He wasAssistant Professor of Physics at Arizona State University, 1979, Co-Founder of the Molecular Imaging Corporation, 1993 (now part of Agilent Technologies), Edward and Nadine Carson Presidential Chair in Physics, 2002 - present, Professor of Chemistry, 2003 - present, and Consultant with Agilent Technologies, 2005 - present. He has held several administrative positions: Director Center for Singe Molecule Biophysics ($1M state budget, $3M external funding), Vice President, RandD, Molecular Imaging Corporation, 1994-2000, Interim Director, Center for Solid State Physics, 1991-1992, and Associate Chair, Department of Physics, 1985 - 1989. He has also received several honors and awards: Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2003, Fellow of the American Physical Society, 1990, RandD 100 Award, 2004, Arizona Innovator of the Year (shared) 1999, Humbolt Senior Scientist Research Award (1993), ASU Awards: Outstanding Graduate Mentor (1990), and Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award (2007). --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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HASH(0x9067fe1c) out of 5 stars very handy text with a bit of everything 20 Feb. 2012
By Rory Staunton - Published on Amazon.com
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I am in the same department (as a physics phd student) as the author, whom I admire very much. I got this book because he will likely be on my committee and I want to make sure I know what he considers introductory nanoscience! The book is well organized. It is mainly a crash course -- it doesnt explain everything from the ground up, there are a lot of instances where important derivations are skipped -- but there is a lot of practical need-to-know info that you won't find anywhere else, and many concepts are explained very nicely in new ways.I highly recommend it to grad students in biophysics, materials or solid-state physics.
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HASH(0x90c14d50) out of 5 stars Good Fundamental Review, But Technical 21 Jan. 2013
By Joseph Mcdermott - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is an excellent introduction the the fundamentals of nanotechnology. The author has a surprisingly wide range of knowledge. He covers fundamental theory as well as anybody I've read (except Ricard Feynman) He includes an brief but cogent reviews of instrumentation and synthetic techniques. He explains these complex topics in a clear style. He even cleared up for me several obscure points on quantum mechanics.

Warning! This books assumes some knowledge of physics and chemistry. Anyone scared off by equations should look elsewhere. Did he really have to dwell on a serious account of statistical mechanics? On the other hand, I could skim over some of the more difficult math with little loss.

The descriptive sections a quite good. I had heard of amazing techniques such as Atomic Force Microscopy, but know I know how it works and where it is useful.
HASH(0x90caa51c) out of 5 stars It's great 2 July 2013
By America's True Threat - Published on Amazon.com
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The book touches on all the general basis of nanoscience of which I was trying to develop an understanding... the book is pretty straight forward and holds lots of good information
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HASH(0x905ae168) out of 5 stars Great Book; Great Man 19 Jan. 2011
By Garrett Nelson - Published on Amazon.com
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I have the privilege to work as an undergraduate in one of Dr. Lindsay's research group. I think the course and book are top notch!
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