Nanocolloids

Nanocolloids
Author: Margarita Sanchez-Dominguez,Carlos Rodriguez-Abreu
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2016-03-09
ISBN 10: 0128017589
ISBN 13: 9780128017586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanocolloids Book Review:

Nanocolloids: A Meeting Point for Scientists and Technologists presents an easy-to-read approach to current trends in nanoscale colloid chemistry, which offers relatively simple and economically feasible ways to produce nanomaterials. Nanocolloids have been the subjects of major development in modern technology, with many current and future applications. The book helps scientists and technologists to understand the different aspects of modern nanocolloid science. It outlines the underlying fundamental principles of nanocolloid science and covers applications ranging from emulsions to dispersions and suspensions. You will find details on experimental techniques and methods for the synthesis and characterization of nanocolloids, including the latest developments in nanoemulsions and nanoparticles. Edited by leading academics with over 10 years’ experience in the field of colloid and surfactant science. Each chapter is authored by recognized experts in the field. Outlines the underlying fundamental science behind nanocolloids. Provides comprehensive coverage of current topics and potential applications in nanocolloid science. Presents a multidisciplinary approach to help chemical engineers, chemists, physicists, materials scientists and pharmacologists, form an in-depth understanding of nanocolloid science.

Nanocolloids for Petroleum Engineering

Nanocolloids for Petroleum Engineering
Author: Baghir Suleimanov,Elchin Veliyev,Vladimir Vishnyakov
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2022-10-24
ISBN 10: 1119889596
ISBN 13: 9781119889595
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanocolloids for Petroleum Engineering Book Review:

Nanocolloids for Petroleum Engineering Enables readers to understand nanocolloids in upstream operations in the oil industry from an applied and theoretical point of view Nanocolloids for Petroleum Engineering brings together the background, latest advances, and practical and theoretical information about nanocolloids for petroleum engineering in one comprehensive volume. The text is structured in such a way to allow readers to easily distinguish key points and quickly gain the expertise they need to become more effective in their respective disciplines. For practical purposes and to aid in seamless reader comprehension, experiences of service companies, general guidance, and problem solving exercises are included throughout the text. The highly qualified authors specifically present the subject as petroleum experts and use a niche industry point of view, which means petroleum, reservoir, and drilling engineers will be able to quickly understand and digest the information contained within. Sample topics covered in the work include: A brief introduction to and classification of colloid systems, describing the main properties of nanocolloids crucial for practical application in petroleum engineering Nanocolloids application in reservoir engineering and development, illustrating reservoir conditions necessary for nanocolloids formation Nanocolloid applications in production operations, including the mechanism of nanoscale dispersion phase impact on physical properties of conventional substances utilized in upstream processes Nanocolloid application in Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) and the impact of nanoparticles on conventional displacement agents Nanocolloids for Petroleum Engineering serves as a comprehensive reference work and standalone guide for petroleum engineers who are interested in gaining knowledge surrounding nanocolloids and harnessing that knowledge to aid in solving a wide variety of conventional challenges in the field.

Encyclopedia of Biocolloid and Biointerface Science 2 Volume Set

Encyclopedia of Biocolloid and Biointerface Science  2 Volume Set
Author: Hiroyuki Ohshima
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1200
Release: 2016-09-26
ISBN 10: 1118542762
ISBN 13: 9781118542767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Biocolloid and Biointerface Science 2 Volume Set Book Review:

This encyclopedia uniquely concentrates on biocolloids and biointerfaces rather than the broader field of colloid and interface science. Biocolloids and biointerfaces are the youngest but increasingly prominent studied area of colloid and interface science, and this encyclopedia uses "soft particles" and "soft interface" as surface models in observing phenomena in biological systems. Provides a detailed description of the fundamental theories, dealing with the physicochemical and theoretical aspects of biocolloid and biointerface science Offers a detailed description of soft interfaces or surfaces Includes detailed description of applications of fundamental biocolloid and biointerface theories to nano-, bio, and environmental sciences A useful and timely resource for researchers and graduates in the field of biocolloid and biointerface science, as well as engineers in the field of nanotechnology, bioscience, and environmental science.

Single Component Nanocolloids and Nanohybrid Membranes

Single Component Nanocolloids and Nanohybrid Membranes
Author: Rafael Herrera Alonso
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924095873604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Single Component Nanocolloids and Nanohybrid Membranes Book Review:

Surface functionalized nanoparticles have undoubtedly attracted a great deal of interest in the interdisciplinary fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology. In this thesis two different sets of nano-materials based on surface functionalized nanoparticles are presented.

Nanoparticles in the Water Cycle

Nanoparticles in the Water Cycle
Author: Fritz H. Frimmel,R. Niessner
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2010-07-15
ISBN 10: 3642103189
ISBN 13: 9783642103186
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanoparticles in the Water Cycle Book Review:

As nanotechnology enters everyday life, engineered nanoparticles (ENP) will find their way into nature, including surface and groundwater. Here, distinguished experts of water chemistry present dedicated methods for the analysis of nanoparticles in the aquatic environment, their distribution and fate. This includes the influence of complex matrices such as wastewater, brown water with natural organic matter (NOM), and high salt concentrations as well as available and future standardized methods. The background of geogenic, natural nanoparticles is considered in a discussion of known environmental effects, including strategies to test for potential effects on human and environmental health.

Colloidal Metal Oxide Nanoparticles

Colloidal Metal Oxide Nanoparticles
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2019-10-16
ISBN 10: 0128133589
ISBN 13: 9780128133583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Colloidal Metal Oxide Nanoparticles Book Review:

Colloidal Metal Oxide Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications is a one-stop reference for anyone with an interest in the fundamentals, synthesis and applications of this interesting materials system. The book presents a simple, effective and detailed discussion on colloidal metal oxide nanoparticles. It begins with a general introduction of colloidal metal oxide nanoparticles, then delves into the most relevant synthesis pathways, stabilization procedures, and synthesis and characterization techniques. Final sections discuss promising applications, including bioimaging, biosensing, diagnostic, and energy applications—i.e., solar cells, supercapacitors and environment applications—i.e., the treatment of contaminated soil, water purification and waste remediation. Provides the most comprehensive resource on the topic, from fundamentals, to synthesis and characterization techniques Presents key applications, including biomedical, energy, electronic and environmental Discusses the most relevant techniques for synthesis, patterning and characterization

Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses
Author: Johannes Karl Fink
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2022-01-24
ISBN 10: 1119858054
ISBN 13: 9781119858058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contact Lenses Book Review:

CONTACT LENSES The book focuses on the chemistry and properties of contact lenses and their fabrication methods. With research & development continuing in the field, this comprehensive book takes a look at the last 10 years in terms of new materials, chemistry methods, applications, and fabrication techniques. New applications include drug delivery, lenses for augmented reality, electronic contact lenses, and wearable smart contact lenses. In addition, the book discusses simulation methods for contact lenses, such as ocular topography parameters, gas permeable lenses, and computerized videokeratography. On the fabrication front, several common fabrication methods for contact lenses are detailed, including the computer-aided contact lens design, methods for the fabrication of colored contact lenses, and the fabrication of decentered contact lenses. Special processes are reviewed, including, mold processes, reactive ion etching, electrospinning, and others. Also discussed are the properties of contact lenses and methods for the measurement. Many of the standard methods are discussed, but other issues are taken up too including a discussion on the assessment of cytotoxic effects, the Schirmer tear test, and others. The book concludes with a chapter detailing the possible medical problems related to contact lenses and how to avoid them. These include eye diseases, allergic and toxic reactions, as well as methods for medical treatment such as disinfection agents. Audience The book will be used by chemists, polymer scientists, ophthalmologists, engineers in the contact lens industry as well as polymer industries.

Polymers and Additives in Extreme Environments

Polymers and Additives in Extreme Environments
Author: Johannes Karl Fink
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2021-09-08
ISBN 10: 1119851378
ISBN 13: 9781119851370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymers and Additives in Extreme Environments Book Review:

The book includes chapters on aqueous environments including polymeric membranes for water purification and wastewater treatment; extreme pressure environments such as oils and lubricants for combustion engines as well as materials used for deep drilling such as surfactants, scale inhibitors, foaming agents, defoamers, proppants, fracturing fluids; extreme temperatures is subdivided in high and low temperature applications including gasketing materials, fuel tank sealants, expulsion bladders, fuel cell materials, and on the other hand, cold weather articles and thermoregulatory textiles; electrical applications include solar cell devices, triboelectric generators, fuel cell applications, electrochromic materials and batteries; medical applications include polymers for contact lenses, materials for tissue engineering, sophisticated drug delivery systems; aerospace applications include outer space applications such as low temperature and pressure, also cosmic rays, outgassing, and atomic erosion, as well as materials for electrostactic dissipative coatings and space suits; a final chapter detailing materials that are used in other extreme environments, such as adhesives, and polymeric concrete materials.

Colloids

Colloids
Author: Mohamed Nageeb Rashed
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2021-09-08
ISBN 10: 183962969X
ISBN 13: 9781839629693
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Colloids Book Review:

Colloids are submicron particles that are ubiquitous in both natural and industrial products. Colloids and colloidal systems play a significant role in human health as well as commercial and industrial situations. Colloids have important applications in medicine, sewage disposal, water purification, mining, photography, electroplating, agriculture, and more.This book gathers recent research from experts in the field of colloids and discusses several aspects of colloid morphology, synthesis, and applications. The book is divided into three sections that cover different techniques for the synthesis of colloids, the structure, dynamic and stability of colloids, and applications of colloidal particles, respectively.

Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine

Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine
Author: C. Schiepers
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2013-12-11
ISBN 10: 3662065908
ISBN 13: 9783662065907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Book Review:

Designed to present students and professionals with a comprehensive update of recent developments not found in other textbooks on the subject, the various clinical applications of nuclear medicine techniques are considered here, and due attention is also given to radiopharmaceuticals, equipment and instrumentation, reconstruction techniques and the principles of gene imaging

Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering

Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering
Author: Prasanna B. D.,Sathyanarayana N Gummadi,Praveen V. Vadlani
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2016-09-20
ISBN 10: 9811019207
ISBN 13: 9789811019203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering Book Review:

This book serves to highlight the seamless integration of the sciences leading to sustainable technologies. Chemical engineering is one of the major disciplines catering to the societal needs in the fields of energy, environment and materials. The chapters of this book have been selected to encompass the latest in industrial biotechnology and biochemical engineering principles and applications. The chapters are included here after careful review for content and depth. The book focuses on the relatively new areas of molecular biotechnology and nanotechnology which have a strong impact at the fundamental and process levels in chemical engineering. The book also covers analytical procedures, experimental techniques and process analysis in bioprocessing, bioremediation, green separation methods, and emerging nanoparticle applications. It should be useful to students, academicians, and practitioners alike.

Liquid Crystal Colloids

Liquid Crystal Colloids
Author: Igor Muševič
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2017-05-14
ISBN 10: 3319549162
ISBN 13: 9783319549163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Liquid Crystal Colloids Book Review:

This book brings together the many concepts and discoveries in liquid crystal colloids contributed over the last twenty years and scattered across numerous articles and book chapters. It provides both a historical overview of the development of the field and a clear perspective on the future applications in photonics. The book covers all phenomena observed in liquid crystal colloids with an emphasis on experimental tools and applications of topology in condensed matter, as well as practical micro-photonics applications. It includes a number of spectacular manifestations of new topological phenomena not found or difficult to observe in other systems. Starting from the early works on nematic colloids, it explains the basics of topological defects in ordered media, charge and winding, and the elastic forces between colloidal particles in nematics. Following a detailed description of experimental methods, such as optical tweezing and particle tracking, the book eases the reader into the theoretical part, which deals with elastic deformation of nematic liquid crystals due to inclusions and surface alignment. This is discussed in the context of basic mean field Landau-de Gennes Q-tensor theory, with a brief explanation of the free-energy minimization numerical methods. There then follows an excursion into the topology of complex nematic colloidal structures, colloidal entanglement, knotting and linking. Nematic droplets, shells, handlebodies and chiral topological structures are addressed in separate chapters. The book concludes with an extensive chapter on the photonic properties of nematic dispersions, presenting the concept of integrated soft matter photonics and discussing the concepts of nematic and chiral nematic microlasers, surface-sensitive photonic devices and smectic microfibers. The text is complemented by a large bibliography, explanatory sketches and beautiful micrographs.

Nuclear Medicine in Tropical and Infectious Diseases

Nuclear Medicine in Tropical and Infectious Diseases
Author: Francisco José H.N. Braga
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461511798
ISBN 13: 9781461511793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nuclear Medicine in Tropical and Infectious Diseases Book Review:

"More than half of the world's population is at risk of the tropical diseases malaria, leprosy, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, Chagas' disease, African trypanosomiasis and leishmaniasis and half a billion are infected with at least one of these diseases". J. H. F. Remme, World Health Organisation, 1993. "If it is true that science is not limited by frontiers and all research Institutions then belong to mankind, so it is natural for each Institution to be responsible for the problems of those who live in the geographic area under its influence. There are no specific aspects concerning physical, chemical or philosophical concepts and facts, but specificity does exist concerning geology, sociology and pathology. It is the duty of each Institution to study the particular aspects concerning its geographic region, as missing links of the chain of universal knowledge may be found there." H. L. de Oliveira, fonner Rector of the University ofSiio Paulo, 1967. "Nuclear Medicine is cost effective, especially in the developing countries. ( ... ).

Handbook of Organic Materials for Electronic and Photonic Devices

Handbook of Organic Materials for Electronic and Photonic Devices
Author: Oksana Ostroverkhova
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 911
Release: 2018-11-30
ISBN 10: 0081022859
ISBN 13: 9780081022856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Organic Materials for Electronic and Photonic Devices Book Review:

Handbook of Organic Materials for Electronic and Photonic Devices, Second Edition, provides an overview of the materials, mechanisms, characterization techniques, structure-property relationships, and most promising applications of organic materials. This new release includes new content on emerging organic materials, expanded content on the basic physics behind electronic properties, and new chapters on organic photonics. As advances in organic materials design, fabrication, and processing that enabled charge unprecedented carrier mobilities and power conversion efficiencies have made dramatic advances since the first edition, this latest release presents a necessary understanding of the underlying physics that enabled novel material design and improved organic device design. Provides a comprehensive overview of the materials, mechanisms, characterization techniques, and structure property relationships of organic electronic and photonic materials Reviews key applications, including organic solar cells, light-emitting diodes electrochemical cells, sensors, transistors, bioelectronics, and memory devices New content to reflect latest advances in our understanding of underlying physics to enable material design and device fabrication

Advanced Functional Materials from Nanopolysaccharides

Advanced Functional Materials from Nanopolysaccharides
Author: Ning Lin,Juntao Tang,Alain Dufresne,Michael K.C. Tam
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2019-11-15
ISBN 10: 9811509131
ISBN 13: 9789811509131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Functional Materials from Nanopolysaccharides Book Review:

This book describes the latest research on nanopolysaccharides in the development of functional materials, from their preparation, properties and functional modifications to the architecture of diverse functional materials. Polysaccharide-based nanoparticles, including nanocellulose, nanochitin, and nanostarch have attracted interest in the field of nanoscience, nanotechnology, and materials science that encompasses various industrial sectors, such as biomedicine, catalyst, coating, energy, optical materials, environmental materials, construction materials, and antibacterial materials. This book establishes a fundamental framework, highlighting the architecture strategies of typical functional systems based on nanopolysaccharides and integrated analysis of their significant influence and properties to various functional behaviors of materials, to help readers to fully understand the fundamental features of nanopolysaccharides and functional materials. Addressing the potential for practical applications, the book also covers the related industrial interests and reports on highly valued products from nanopolysaccharides, providing ideas for future studies in the area. Intended both for academics and professionals who are interested in nanopolysaccharides, it is also a valuable resource for postgraduate students, researchers, and engineers involved in R&D of natural polymers, nanotechnology, and functional materials.

Encyclopaedia of Medical Physics

Encyclopaedia of Medical Physics
Author: Slavik Tabakov,Franco Milano,Magdalena S. Stoeva,Perry Sprawls,Sameer Tipnis,Tracy Underwood
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1080
Release: 2021-07-19
ISBN 10: 0429953488
ISBN 13: 9780429953484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopaedia of Medical Physics Book Review:

This second updated edition of the Encyclopaedia of Medical Physics contains over 3300 cross-referenced entries related to medical physics and associated technologies. The materials are supported by over 1300 figures and diagrams. The Encyclopaedia also includes over 600 synonyms, abbreviations and other linked entries. Featuring over 100 contributors who are specialists in their respective areas, the encyclopaedia describes new and existing methods and equipment in medical physics. This all-encompassing reference covers the key areas of x-ray diagnostic radiology, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, ultrasound imaging, radiotherapy, radiation protection (both ionising and non-ionising) as well as related general terms. It has been updated throughout to include the newest technologies and developments in the field, such as proton radiotherapy, phase contrast imaging, multi-detector computed tomography, 3D/4D imaging, new clinical applications of various imaging modalities, and the relevant regulations regarding radiation protection and management. Features: Contains over 3300 entries with accompanying diagrams, images, formulas, further reading, and examples Covers both the classical and newest elements in medical imaging, radiotherapy, and radiation protection Discusses material at a level accessible to graduate and postgraduate students in medical physics and related disciplines as well as medical specialists and researchers

Catalysis of Organic Reactions

Catalysis of Organic Reactions
Author: Dennis G. Morrell
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 712
Release: 2002-11-13
ISBN 10: 9780203911013
ISBN 13: 0203911016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catalysis of Organic Reactions Book Review:

This text offers authoritative contributions from nearly 200 leaders in the field and new methods to enhance catalytic reactions. "Catalysis of Organic Reactions" covers approaches for designing, modifying, and altering catalysts for improved function, performance, and stability, procedures to reduce by-product formation, and cost-effective alterna

Advances in Optical Science and Engineering

Advances in Optical Science and Engineering
Author: Indrani Bhattacharya,Satyajit Chakrabarti,Haricharan Singh Reehal,Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 689
Release: 2017-09-21
ISBN 10: 9811039089
ISBN 13: 9789811039089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Optical Science and Engineering Book Review:

The Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Opto-Electronics and Applied Optics, OPTRONIX 2016 is an effort to promote and present the research works by scientists and researchers including students in India and abroad in the area of Green Photonics and other related areas as well as to raise awareness about the recent trends of research and development in the area of the related fields. The book has been organized in such a way that it will be easier for the readers to go through and find out the topic of their interests. The first part includes the Keynote addresses by Rajesh Gupta, Department of Energy Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay; P.T. Ajith Kumar, President and Leading Scientist Light Logics Holography and Optics, Crescent Hill, Trivandrum, Kerala; and K.K. Ghosh, Institute of Engineering & Management, Kolkata, India. The second part focuses on the Plenary and Invited Talks given by eminent scientists namely, Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, University of Waterloo, Canada; Motoharu Fujigaki, University of Fukuii, Japan; Takeo Sasaki, Tokyo University of Science, Japan; Kehar Singh, Former Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India; Rajpal S. Sirohi, Tezpur University, India; Ajoy Kumar Chakraborty, Institute of Engineering & Management, India; Lakshminarayan Hazra, Emeritus Professor, Calcutta University, India; S.K. Bhadra, Emeritus Scientist, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, India; Partha Roy Chaudhuri, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India; Navin Nishchal, Indian Institute of Technology, Patna, India; Tarun Kumar Gangopadhyay, CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, India; Samudra Roy, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India; Kamakhya Ghatak, University of Engineering & Management, India. The subsequent parts focus on contributory papers in : Green Photonics; Fibre and Integrated Optics; Lasers, Interferometry; Optical Communication and Networks; Optical and Digital Data and Image Processing; Opto-Electronic Devices, Terahertz Technology; Nano-Photonics, Bio-Photonics, Bio-Medical Optics; Lasers, Quantum Optics and Information Technology; E. M. Radiation Theory and Antenna; Cryptography; Quantum and Non-Linear Optics, Opto-Electronic Devices; Non-Linear Waveguides; Micro-Electronics and VLSI; Interdisciplinary.

Handbook of Liquid Crystals 8 Volume Set

Handbook of Liquid Crystals  8 Volume Set
Author: John W. Goodby,Peter J. Collings,Takashi Kato,Helen Gleeson,Carsten Tschierske,Volkmar Vill,Peter Raynes
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 5240
Release: 2014-04-14
ISBN 10: 3527327738
ISBN 13: 9783527327737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Liquid Crystals 8 Volume Set Book Review:

This front line reference work defines the science behind the key technology of the 21st century. The reader gets an in-depth and comprehensive overview of everything there is to know about nanotechnology and nanoscience by using a cross-disciplinary approach. Not only fundamentals but also applications of nanotechnology are presented in close to 100 contributions by leading professionals in this field. With topics ranging from engineering to electronics, life and medical sciences, chemistry, materials science and analytics, the following key areas are covered: Principles and Fundamentals of Nanotechnology, Philosophical and Ethical Aspects, Types of Nanosystems, Generation of Nanostructures, Environmental Nanotechnology, Nanoparticles in the Environment, Semiconductor Technology, High-Density Memories, Nanofabrication, Nanomedicine, Nanobiotechnology, Nanoprobes, Light and Energy, Nanostructured Surfaces.

Metal Nanoparticles

Metal Nanoparticles
Author: Daniel L. Fedlheim,Colby A. Foss
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2001-10-26
ISBN 10: 9780585404394
ISBN 13: 0585404399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metal Nanoparticles Book Review:

A state-of-the-art reference, Metal Nanoparticles offers the latest research on the synthesis, characterization, and applications of nanoparticles. Following an introduction of structural, optical, electronic, and electrochemical properties of nanoparticles, the book elaborates on nanoclusters, hyper-Raleigh scattering, nanoarrays, and several applications including single electron devices, chemical sensors, biomolecule sensors, and DNA detection. The text emphasizes how size, shape, and surface chemistry affect particle performance throughout. Topics include synthesis and formation of nanoclusters, nanosphere lithography, modeling of nanoparticle optical properties, and biomolecule sensors.