Nanotechnology Cookbook. Practical, Reliable and
Jargon-free Experimental Procedures
|Publication Date: June 2012
Publisher: Elsevier Science and Technology
Author: Collins, Andrew
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The peculiarities of materials at the
nanoscale demand an interdisciplinary approach which can be difficult
for students and researchers who are trained predominantly in a single
field. A chemist might not have experience at working with cell cultures
or a physicist may have no idea how to make the gold colloid they need
for calibrating an atomic force microscope. The interdisciplinary
approach of the book will help you to quickly synthesize information
from multiple perspectives.
Nanoscience research is also characterized by rapid movement within disciplines. The amount of
time it takes wading through papers and chasing down academics is
frustrating and wasteful and our reviewers seem to suggest this work
would give an excellent starting point for their work. The current
source of published data is either in journal articles, which requires
highly advanced knowledge of background information, or books on the
subject, which can skim over the essential details of preparations.
Having a cookbook to hand to flick through and from which you may select
a preparation acts as a good source of contact both to researchers and
those who supervise them alike.
This book therefore supports
fundamental nanoscience experimentation. It is by intention much more
user-friendly than traditional published works, which too-frequently
assumes state of the art knowledge. Moreover you can pick up this book
and find a synthesis to suit your needs without digging through
specialist papers or tracking someone down who eventually may or may not
be able to help. Once you have used the recipe the book would then act
as a reference guide for how to analyze these materials and what to look
- 100+ detailed recipes for synthesis of basic nanostructured materials, enables readers to pick up the book and get
started on a preparation immediately.
- High fidelity images show how
preparations should look rather than vague schematics or verbal
- Sequential and user-friendly by design, so the reader
won't get lost in overly detailed theory or miss out a step from
- A cookbook, by design and structure the work is easy to
use, familiar and compact.
Introduction: An explanation of
how to use the book and a brief overview of the areas that will be
covered and how they apply to active science today. Sections will be
colour coded to make it easy to navigate through the book. Colour coding
will also show where the respective disciplines overlap.
- Safety (Red): This chapter
provides a list of common laboratory hazards and how to handle them.
This will include a template COSH form, hazard code listings and
signs. Solvent safety charts with boiling points, flashpoints and a
miscibility comparison chart. Handling spills, solvent and solid
waste. Biohazard safety to level II lab standards and the disposal
of biological waste. Special safety considerations for nanomaterials.
Laser safety procedures.
- Techniques (Blue): A range of
sample preparation methods will be presented for electron microscopy,
atomic force microscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, IR, UV-visible and
X-ray spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and dynamic
light scattering. Interpretation of biological assays and cell
examination. Tables and charts will be included to aid the reader in
data interpretation along with basic theory of the techniques. This
chapter will be an overview to the in depth analysis for samples
provided with each recipe.
- Physics (Green): Liquid Crystals. Nanoindentation using an atomic force microscope. How to make a Chemical
vapor deposition and replication of template substrates. Making simple
MEMS — Deposition of thin metal layers and chemical etching. Electrodeposition on various substrates. Making a circuit board. Making
photonic crystals from opal templates and from polymers. Making single
walled and multiple walled carbon nanotubes. Making graphene and
graphene oxide and what to do with them. Making a thin layer light
emitting device. Electrospinning fibres from various polymers. Making a
solar cell. Thin sectioning and patterning using ion beam milling.
Photoetching on various substrates, Some useful electronic circuits and
how to use an oscilloscope. PDMS stamping for replication and making lab
on a chip devices.
- Chemistry (Yellow): Making
colloids — Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (including rods and
monoliths), cadmium selenide nanoparticles and rods, gold and other
metals as nanoparticles and rods. Stabilizing agents you can use and
some methods for functionalizing them to target receptors or simply to
give them a charge. Making magnetic colloids and ferrofluids. Making
core-shell colloidal nanoparticles, ceramic/ceramic and metal/ceramic
recipes. Biotemplating — virus and polysaccharide templates for the
formation of metal or ceramic duplicates. Sol-gel chemistry for the
formation of porous monoliths using surfactants. Using sol-gel chemistry
as an inorganic immobilization or encapsulating agent. The production of
thin films of polymers and ceramics. The formation of a metal-organic
- Biology (Purple): Preparing a
glycerol stock. Making an agar plate. Keeping a bacterial cell culture.
Keeping a mammalian cell culture. Performing gel electrophoresis, How to
extract and purify DNA. Bioengineering — getting useful plasmids into
bacteria. Extracting and isolating a protein. Membrane and vesicle
formation from lipids. Common cell assays and how to run them —
including LDH and COMET assays. Testing an antibiotic on gram positive
and gram negative bacteria. How to isolate large protein materials such
as silk and collagen. Cell staining with fluorescent dyes and how to use nanoparticles as biomarkers for microscopy.
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