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Editors: Yong Zhou (Nanoarchitectonics Research Center, National Inst. of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Ibaraki, Japan)
Book Description:
Nanoscience is a rapidly evolving field of studying and working with matter on an ultra-small scale, which was invented late in the twentieth century. Learning from bio-systems in nature, scientists began to design experiments to specifically couple biology with nanofabricated materials, devices and tools. Such bio-inspired nanoscience utilizes biological processes, shape, chemical and physical functionality of biomolecules for atom-levelly controllable fabrication of advanced materials with extreme precision. This book presents the current knowledge and understanding of bio-inspired nanoscience by a collection of eleven impressive chapters, covering several remarkable aspects. This book will also provide researchers in these fields with the newest developments in this rapidly evolving field for advancing research.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. Biomimetic Mineralization and Mesocrystals, pp. 1-30
(An-Wu Xu, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China)

Chapter 2. Artificial Fossilization Process: a Shortcut to Nanostructured Materials from Natural Substances, pp. 31-40
(Jianguo Huang, ZheJiang University, HangZhou, China)

Chapter 3. Nano-Fabricated Structures for Biomolecule Analysis, pp. 41-58
(Noritada Kaji, Yukihiro Okamoto, Manabu Tokeshi,and Yoshinobu Baba
Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan)

Chapter 4. Bionic Superhydrophobic Surfaces Based on Colloidal Crystal Techniques, pp. 59-96
(Yue Li, Weiping Cai, Guotao Duan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, Anhui, China and Sung Oh Cho, Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea)

Chapter 5. Biologically Targeted Nanoparticles as Cancer Therapeutics, pp. 97-118
(Andrew Z. Wang, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Aleksandar F. Radovic-Moreno, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA and Omid C. Farokhzad, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA)

Chapter 6. Nanomaterials: Biopolymer-Assisted Green Synthesis, pp. 119-166
(Shuyan Gao, Henan Normal University, Xinxiang, P. R. China)

Chapter 7. Lithographically-Structured, Biologically-Inspired, Gripping Devices, pp. 167-182
(Charles Chin, Timothy G. Leong, and David H. Gracias, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

Chapter 8. Protein Engineering Tools for Interfacing Proteins and Solid Supports with Exquisite Chemical Control, pp. 183-206
(Julio A. Camarero, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA)

Chapter 9. Bacilli, Green Algae, Diatoms and Red Blood Cells – How Nanobiotechnological Research Inspires Architecture, pp. 207-244
(I. C. Gebeshuber and O. Hekele, Institut fuer Allgemeine Physik, Technische Universitaet Wien, Wien, Austria; M. Aumayr, Krems University of Applied Sciences, Piaristengasse, Krems, Austria and et al.)

Chapter 10. Preparation and Application of Bio-inspired Colloidal Systems, pp. 245-262
(Aimin Yu, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Australia; Ian R. Gentle and Gao Qing Lu, University of Queensland, Australia)

Chapter 11. Biopolyelectrolyte Multilayer Microshells: Assembly, Property and Application, pp. 263-282
(Xia Tao and Yanzhen Zheng, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China)

Index

   Series:
      Nanotechnology Science and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: pp.301
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-105-0
   Status: AV
  
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