Nanotechnology: Principles, Applications and Ethical Considerations

Paresh Chandra Ray (Editor)
Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA

Series: Nanotechnology Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC027000




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The volume explores the emerging science of nanotechnology which deals with the understanding of the fundamental physics, chemistry, biology, material science and technology of nanometer scale objects, which has become a central pillar for the next generation medical challenges such as developing tiny nanodevices, as well as for food technology. There is no doubt that the development of emerging nanotechnology based nanomedicine, nanodevices for diagnostics and therapy, drug delivery systems and other applications are fast growing research areas for chemistry, biology, physics, medicine and different disciplines of engineering.

On the other hand, due to the possible use in human health and food technology, the same emerging technology might raise new ethical issues and therefore require careful analysis of ethical aspects. To summarize the recent growth, the first volume in the Nanotechnology: Principles, Applications and Ethical Considerations series discusses the basic science behind the emerging technology, which is necessary to understand how these tiny materials can be used in our daily lives. This book provides a state-of-the-art overview of this rapidly-expanding and fascinating field from the molecular level to possible applications in the medical field. It contains eight chapters written by world renowned experts in this area, covering from basic science to possible nanomedicine designs, which can have numerous applications in our society. This book is unique in its design and content, providing a depth of science for readers that will help them understand the benefits and limitations of nanotechnology as well as its ethical and social implications.


Chapter 1. Synthesis and Characterization of Iron Oxide-Gold Core-Shell Nanoparticles (pp. 1-24)
(Elyahb Allie Kwizera, Elise Chaffin, Yongmei Wang, and Xiaohua Huang)

Chapter 2. Multitudinous Heteroatom Doped Carbon Dots: A Versatile Nanoscopic Molecular Vehicle for Targeted Anticancer Drug Delivery (pp. 25-60)
(Avijit Pramanik, Kaelin Gates, Ye Gao, Salma Begum, ArunaVangara and Paresh Chandra Ray)

Chapter 3. Engineered Plasmonic Nanostructures for Biological Sensing (pp. 61-102)
(Anant K. Singh, Aysha Evans, Sandra L. Barnes and Yolanda K. Jones)

Chapter 4. Nanoparticles for Photothermal Therapy in Cancer (pp. 103-152)
(Aruna Vangara, Avijit Pramanik, Salma Begum, Kaelin Gates, Ye Gao, and Paresh Chandra Ray)

Chapter 5. Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Improved Sensitivity (pp. 153-184)
(Pohlee Cheah and Yongfeng Zhao)

Chapter 6. Multi-Color Carbon Dots for Bioimaging (pp. 185-214)
(Salma Begum, Avijit Pramanik, ArunaVangara and Paresh Chandra Ray)

Chapter 7. Nanoceuticals: Potential Applications for Mitigating Nutritional Deficiencies (pp. 215-226)
(Anu Kumar, Nikhil Kumar, Tejpal Dhewa and Francesco Marotta)

Chapter 8. Ethical Considerations on Nanotechnology (pp. 227-246)
(Manuel Alberto M. Ferreira and José António Filipe)

About the Editor (pp. 247-248)

Index (pp. 249)

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