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Nanoscale Visualizing an Invisible World

ISBN-10: 0262012839

ISBN-13: 9780262012836

Edition: 2009

Authors: Kenneth S. Deffeyes, Stephen E. Deffeyes

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The world is made up of structures too small to see with the naked eye, too small to see even with an electron microscope. Einstein established the reality of atoms and molecules in the early 1900s. How can we see a world measured in fractions of nanometers? (Most atoms are less than one nanometer, less than one-billionth of a meter, in diameter.) This beautiful and fascinating book gives us a tour of the invisible nanoscale world. It offers many vivid color illustrations of atomic structures, each accompanied by a short, engagingly written essay. The structures advance from the simple (air, ice) to the complex (supercapacitator, rare earth magnet). Each subject was chosen not in search of comprehensiveness but because it illustrates how atomic structure creates a property (such as hardness, color, or toxicity), or because it has a great story, or simply because it is beautiful. Thus we learn how diamonds ride volcanoes to the earths surface (if they came up more slowly, theyd be graphite, as in pencils); what form of carbon is named after Buckminster Fuller; who won in the x-ray vs. mineralogy professor smackdown; how a fuel cell works; when we use spinodal decomposition in our daily lives (it involves hot water and a package of Jell-O), and much more. The amazing color illustrations by Stephen Deffeyes are based on data from x-ray diffraction (a method used in crystallography). They are not just pretty pictures but visualizations of scientific data derived directly from those data. Together with Kenneth Deffeyes's witty commentary, they offer a vivid demonstration of the diversity and beauty found at the nanometer scale.
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 3/1/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 144
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Kenneth S. Deffeyes is Professor of Geology Emeritus at Princeton University. He is the author of Hubbert's Peak and Beyond Oil.

Stephen E. Deffeyes is a freelance illustrator and designer.

Introduction
Air
Ice And Water Vapor
Gold
Chemical Bonds
Sodium Chloride
Diamond
Hexagonal Diamond
Nanotubes And Buckyballs
Asbestos
Pyroxene
Amino Acids
Phosphate
Alpha Helix And Beta Sheet
Lysozime
Drugs
Hemoglobin
Chlorophyll
Urease
Lipid Membrane
Rod Virus
Icosahedra Virus
Unit Cell Discovery
Twinned Crystals
Calcite Twinning
Calcite Twin Plane
Dolomite Twin Plane
Quartz
Close-Packed Metals
Screw Dislocation
Erionite
Faujasite
Lubricants
Montmorillonite
Perovskite Morph
Perovskite Superconductor
Silicon Diode
Fuel Cell
Laser Crystals
Supercapacitor
Epitaxial Growth
Memristor
Ferromagnetism
Rare Earth Magnets
Flash Memory
Metallic Glass
Spinodal Composition
Diamantane
Penrose Tiling
Penrose Diffraction
Quasicrystal
Notes