Author: Mohan Sundara Rajan
Publisher: National Book Trust
ISBN/UPC (if available): 812374305X
Nano technology is the next revolution in our daily lives, which is already under way, with its amazing applications in electronics, biology, physics, materials and engineering. The book explains the basics of the new technology, its historical development, and the ongoing advances, including the pioneering work done in India.
This is a non-technical preview of the wide range of applications based on namomaterials, especially in detecting genetic defects as well as the concerns expressed on the potential negative impact of the new technology on society and its possible use by terrorists.
I welcome his book written for the lay reader by an eminent science communicator. He has provided an excellent introduction to the subject and a balanced presentation. I hope the book will motivate young people to take up nanoscience and nanotechnology for study.
-C N R Rao
Linus Pauling professor and Honorary President
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Where Small is Big
Microscopes with a Difference
Ever-new Forms of Matter
Nanomaterials: Wonders Unlimited
No More Moore’s Law?
Detectives in the Nanoworld
Spelling Mistakes and Devils
The Nano Age: A Preview
A Bonanza for Terrorists
Nano? No, Thanks!