Handbook of nanophysics presents an up-to-date overview of the application of nanotechnology to molecular and biological processes, medical imaging, targeted drug delivery, and treatment. Each peer reviewed chapter contains a broad based introduction and enhances understanding of the state of the art scientific content through fundamental equations and illustrations. This handbook shows how the materials, tools, and techniques of nanotechnology, such as enzymatic nanolithography and spectroscopy are currently used in applications. Drawing on emerging toxicology research, it examines the impact and risks of nanomaterials on human health and the environment.
The handbook investigates the next generation of nanotechnology research that is focused on nanorobotics and its potential in detecting and destroying cells and detecting and measuring toxic chemicals. Nanophysics brings together multiple disciplines to determine the structural, electronic, optical, and thermal behavior of nanomaterials, electrical and thermal conductivity, the forces between nanoscale objects, and the transition between classical and quantum behavior. Facilitating communication across many disciplines, this handbook encourages scientists with disparate interests to collaborate on interdisciplinary projects and incorporate the theory and methodology of other areas.