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Title Nanotechnology challenges : implications for philosophy, ethics, and society / editors, Joachim Schummer & Davis Baird
Published River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 468 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction / Joachim Schummer and David Baird -- I. The Drexler challenge. 1. Two cultures of nanotechnology? / Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent. 2. The Drexler-Smalley debate on nanotechnology : incommensurability at work? / Otávio Bueno -- II. The metaphysics of nanotechnology. 3. Noumenal technology : reflections on the incredible tininess of nano / Alfred Nordmann. 4. Nanotechnology and nature : on two criteria for understanding their relationship / Gregor Schiemann. 5. Small, but determined : technological determinism in nanoscience / Cyrus C.M. Mody -- III. The truth of nanoscopic images. 6. When is an image not an image? / Joseph Pitt. 7. Changes in the design of scanning tunneling microscopic images from 1980 to 1990 / Jochen Hennig -- IV. Dealing with complexity. 8. Analyzing the complexity of nanotechnology / Marc J. De Vries. 9. Nanotechnology : generalizations in an interdisciplinary field of science and technology / Martin Meyer and Osmo Kuusi -- V. Social and environmental ethics of nanotechnology. 10. What counts as a 'social and ethical issue' in nanotechnology? / Bruce V. Lewenstein. 11. The promise and threat of nanotechnology : can environmental ethics guide us? / Christopher J. Preston -- VI. Managing the risks of nanotechnology. 12. Nanosciences and their convergence with other technologies : new golden age or apocalypse? / Louis Laurent and Jean-Claude Petit. 13. Living with uncertainty : toward the ongoing normative assessment of nanotechnology / Jean-Pierre Dupuy and Alexei Grinbaum. 14. Great uncertainty about small things / Sven Ove Hansson -- VII. Public discourses on the future. 15. Bridging the gaps : science fiction in nanotechnology / José López. 16. Beyond truth : pleasure of nanofutures / Arne Hessenbruch -- VIII. Visions and public reactions to nanotechnology. 17. Narratives for nanotech : anticipating public reactions to nanotechnology / Christopher P. Toumey. 18. 'Societal and ethical implications of nanotechnology' : meanings, interest groups, and social dynamics / Joachim Schummer
Summary This book introduces the latest methods for the controlled growth of nanomaterial systems. The coverage includes simple and complex nanomaterial systems, ordered nanostructures and complex nanostructure arrays, and the essential conditions for the controlled growth of nanostructures with different morphologies, sizes, compositions, and microstructures. The book also discusses the dynamics of controlled growth and thermodynamic characteristics of two-dimensional nanorestricted systems. The authors introduce various novel synthesis methods for nanomaterials and nanostructures, such as hierarchical growth, heterostructures growth, doping growth and some developing template synthesis methods. In addition to discussing applications, the book reviews developing trends in nanomaterials and nanostructures
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Nanotechnology -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Nanotechnology -- Philosophy.
Nanotechnology -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Baird, Davis.
Schummer, Joachim.
ISBN 1281919217
9789812773975 (electronic bk.)
9812773975 (electronic bk.)