Nanotechnology: A Gentle Introduction to the Next Big Idea

By Mark A. Ratner

In Nanotechnology: a gradual creation to the following monstrous Idea, nanotech pioneer Mark Ratner and tech entrepreneur Daniel Ratner express how nanotech works, what is new, what is subsequent, and why nanotech could be the subsequent $1 trillion undefined. They survey each quarter of R&D: nanobots, quantum and DNA computing, nanosensors, biostructures, neuro-electronic interfaces, molecular automobiles, and masses extra. basic, short, and approximately math-free, this is often the appropriate briefing on nanotech know-how and company for each non-technical reader.

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