Mathematics and physics for nanotechnology : technical tools and modelling
AUTHOR : Di Sia, Paolo
CALL NO : TP248.25.N35 D536m 2019
IMPRINT : Singapore : Pan Stanford, c2019
Nano-bio-technologies are a new interdisciplinary science, with revolutionary perspectives arising from the fact that, at nano-size, the behaviour and characteristics of matter change with respect to ordinary macroscopic dimensions. Nanotechnology is a new way for producing and getting materials, structures and devices with properties and functionalities greatly improved or completely new. The text aims to provide an introductory overview of the global world of nanobiotechnology, with a general technical framework about mathematical modelling, through which we study today the phenomena of charge transport at nanometer level; it introduces also new advances in analytical nano-modelling. Plasmonics and application related to graphene are also considered. For these reasons, it is ideal both for introductory/specialized utilization and as textbook/review book, a starting point for further research. The book contains many resolved exercises and exercises to be solved (with solution), examples, illustrations, figures. The single chapters can be used also independently by the others; in particular, chapter 1 is devoted to nano-education, chapters 2-12 as mathematical and physical support to nanotechnology and chapters 13-15 to mathematical modelling, plasmonics and graphene. The book is not a purely mathematics or physics book, but introduces the basic mathematical and physical notions, which are important and necessary for theory and applications in nano-bio-technology. It can also be considered as an extended formulary about basic and advanced concepts. The idea of writing this book was born from my desire to present an overview of analytical nano-modeling with a useful introductory basis of mathematics and physics. Following my participation to an international congress of nanotechnology in the United States, Prof. Stanford Chong offered me the opportunity to write the book with his prestigious publishing house. Sincere acknowledgments go therefore to him and to all his staff, who followed with attention, ability and competence the phases of creation and realization of the book. I hope that the book will be useful to the greatest number of people and that it can be the starting point for discussions and insights, as well as for further development in the physics-mathematical modeling linked to the nano-bio-technology world. I dedicate the book to all those who follow their ideas in life and pursue their choices with determination and firmness, in a free and independent way.