Nanomaterials, nanotechnologies and design [electronic resource] : an introduction for engineers and architects / Michael F. Ashby, Paulo J. Ferreira, Daniel L. Schodek.Material type: TextPublisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann, c2009Description: 1 online resource (xix, 540 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.)ISBN: 9780080941530 (ebook); 0080941532 (ebook)Subject(s): Nanotechnology | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Material ScienceGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Nanomaterials, nanotechnologies and design.DDC classification: 620/.5 LOC classification: T174.7 | .A84 2009Online resources: ScienceDirect
How could nanotechnology not perk the interest of any designer, engineer or architect? Exploring the intriguing new approaches to design that nanotechnologies offer, Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and Design is set against the sometimes fantastic sounding potential of this technology. Nanotechnology offers product engineers, designers, architects and consumers a vastly enhanced palette of materials and properties, ranging from the profound to the superficial. It is for engineering and design students and professionals who need to understand enough about the subject to apply it with real meaning to their own work.
Nanomaterials and nanotechnologies: an overview --- An evolutionary perspective -- The design context -- Material classes, structure, and properties -- Materials property charts and their uses -- Nanomaterials: classes and fundamentals -- Nanomaterials: properties -- Nanomaterials: synthesis and characterization -- Design environments and systems -- Nanomaterial product forms and functions -- Nanomaterials and nanotechnologies in health and the environment -- The broader context.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.