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Introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy: Second Edition

C. Julian Chen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211500
eISBN:
9780191705991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211500.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The scanning tunneling microscope (STM) and the atomic force microscope (AFM), both capable of visualizing and manipulating individual atoms, are the cornerstones of nanoscience and nanotechnology ... More


Conclusions and Outlook

M. Bordag, G. L. Klimchitskaya, U. Mohideen, and V. M. Mostepanenko

in Advances in the Casimir Effect

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199238743
eISBN:
9780191716461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238743.003.0025
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter contains conclusions and some words about the outlook. The main conclusion is that at present there is already very good agreement between the theory, adapted for the case of real ... More


Nanocomposites with Biodegradable Polymers: Synthesis, Properties, and Future Perspectives

Vikas Mittal (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199581924
eISBN:
9780191728853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581924.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Polymer nanocomposites with practically all the commercial polymer matrices have been synthesized and nano-scale filler dispersion has been achieved with varying degrees of success. The commercial ... More


NANOSTRUCTURES

Vinod K. Wadhawan

in Smart Structures: Blurring the Distinction Between the Living and the Nonliving

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199229178
eISBN:
9780191711282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229178.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The nanoscale is where most of the action takes place in natural biological phenomena. The fields of nanotechnology and smart structures will therefore grow hand in hand. Nanosized particles are ... More


Pulling It Together and Stretching It Beyond

Damon J. Phillips

in Shaping Jazz: Cities, Labels, and the Global Emergence of an Art Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150888
eISBN:
9781400846481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150888.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This book has shown which tunes had disproportionate long-run appeal based on social congruence, which gave a dynamic structure to jazz as a market category. In particular, it has examined the role ... More


Creative and Predatory Technology

Geoff Mulgan

in The Locust and the Bee: Predators and Creators in Capitalism's Future

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165745
eISBN:
9781400866199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165745.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter addresses the widespread assumption that capitalism's future can best be understood as made up of more, and better, technology. The scale of scientific and technological activity today ... More


Applications of AFM

Peter Eaton and Paul West

in Atomic Force Microscopy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199570454
eISBN:
9780191722851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570454.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

AFM has been applied with great success to an incredibly wide range of scientific and technological fields, and in the final chapter we present a range of applications that show the breadth and depth ... More


The Visioneers: How a Group of Elite Scientists Pursued Space Colonies, Nanotechnologies, and a Limitless Future

W. Patrick McCray

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176291
eISBN:
9781400844685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176291.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

In 1969, Princeton physicist Gerard O'Neill began looking outward to space colonies as the new frontier for humanity's expansion. A decade later, Eric Drexler turned his attention to the molecular ... More


The Equilibrium Theory of Inhomogeneous Polymers

Glenn Fredrickson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567295
eISBN:
9780191717956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567295.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This book provides an introduction to the field-theoretic methods and computer simulation techniques used in the design of structured polymeric fluids for a wide variety of applications. By such ... More


INTRODUCTION

C. Mathew Mate

in Tribology on the Small Scale: A Bottom Up Approach to Friction, Lubrication, and Wear

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198526780
eISBN:
9780191712098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526780.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This introductory chapter discusses why the scientific field encompassing friction, lubrication, adhesion, and wear is called tribology, and recent scientific advances that are now enabling us to ... More


The Resurgence of Route 128: The Triumph of Open Systems

Michael H. Best

in The New Competitive Advantage: The Renewal of American Industry

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297451
eISBN:
9780191595967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297459.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Boston's Route 128 illustrates the concepts of regional technology capability, technology genealogy, and technology roadmap. Precision machining and complex product systems are regional technological ... More


THE FUTURE OF SMART STRUCTURES

Vinod K. Wadhawan

in Smart Structures: Blurring the Distinction Between the Living and the Nonliving

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199229178
eISBN:
9780191711282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229178.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter on the future of smart structures naturally has a high element of speculation. It begins by listing the already existing applications of smart structures and systems. It then follows the ... More


INTRODUCTION

Glenn H. Fredrickson

in The Equilibrium Theory of Inhomogeneous Polymers

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567295
eISBN:
9780191717956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567295.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter introduces polymer systems of broad contemporary interest, the notions of macrophase separation and microphase separation in polymeric fluids, and modern themes in polymer science and ... More


Technological spillovers and general purpose technologies

Albert N. Link and Donald S. Siegel

in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Technological Change

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199268825
eISBN:
9780191699290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268825.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Strategy

This chapter presents a comprehensive historical analysis of two general purpose technologies (GPTs) — the Internet and nanotechnology. A GPT is an enabling technology, one that when adopted and used ... More


The Custom-Made Brain: Cerebral Plasticity, Regeneration, and Enhancement

Pierre-Marie Lledo and Jean-Didier Vincent

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164504
eISBN:
9780231534215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164504.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book introduces the concepts of “cerebral plasticity” and the “regenerating brain,” describing what we know now about the processes through which the brain constantly reconstructs itself and the ... More


Nanomedicine—Small Particles, Big Issues: A New Regulatory Dawn for Health Care Law and Bioethics?

Jean V McHale

in Law and Bioethics: Current Legal Issues Volume 11

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199545520
eISBN:
9780191721113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso:acprof/9780199545520.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter considers the potential benefits, problems, and regulatory challenges posed by the use of nanotechnology and nanoscience in medicine. It argues that there are different views as to ... More


The Challenge of Regulatory Legitimacy III

Roger Brownsword

in Rights, Regulation, and the Technological Revolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199276806
eISBN:
9780191707605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276806.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter begins by examining the harm principle and the precautionary principle as candidate unproblematic regulative standards for pluralistic communities. It then considers how the ideas of ... More


The Economics of New Health Technologies: Incentives, organization, and financing

Joan Costa-Font, Christophe Courbage, and Alistair McGuire (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199550685
eISBN:
9780191720543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550685.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book contains an analysis of issues concerning the economic decision making regarding healthcare technologies. It includes behavioural aspects, organization and incentives for new technology ... More


Singularities: Technoculture, Transhumanism, and Science Fiction in the 21st Century

Joshua Raulerson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319723
eISBN:
9781781381052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319723.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In a time of protracted economic crisis, failing political systems, and impending environmental collapse, one strand in our collective cultural myth of Progress – the technological – remains ... More


New Technologies and Health Statistics

Don E. Detmer and Elaine B. Steen

in Health Statistics: Shaping policy and practice to improve the population's health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149289
eISBN:
9780199865130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149289.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews cutting-edge technologies that are likely to be pivotal to health system development and to influence the generation and use of health statistics as the 21st century unfolds. It ... More


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