Nanomachines. Fundamentals and Applications

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  • Book
  • 200 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Nanomachines represent one of the most fascinating topics in of nanotechnology. These tiny devices provide diverse opportunities towards a wide range of important applications, ranging from targeted delivery of drug payloads to environmental remediation. This book addresses comprehensively the latest developments and discoveries in the field of nano– and microscale machines. It covers the evolution of nanomachines in general from a historical perspective, the fundamental challenges for motion at the nanoscale, different categories of biological and synthetic nano/microscale motors based on different propulsion mechanisms, ways for controlling the movement directionality

and regulated speed, followed by detailed of major areas for which nanomachines has the potential to make a transformational impact. It ends with a futuristic look at nano/microscale machines and into their impact on the society.

Key Features:

∗ The only nanomachine introductory textbook currently available.

∗ Written with college graduate level in mind to appeal to a broad interdisciplinary audience.

∗ Covers the fundamental challenges for nanoscale motion.

∗ Covers the latest advances in the design and operaton of a wide range of small–scale machines.

∗ Covers diverse biomedical, environmental and technological applications of nanomachines.

∗ Written in review format with cited articles to cover latest research and developments.
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PREFACE

FUNDAMENTALS ? SMALL–SCALE PROPULSION

Introduction

Nanomachines History

Challenges to Nanoscale Propulsion

Low Reynolds Number Hydrodynamics

MOTION OF NATURAL NANOSWIMMERS

Introduction

Chemically Powered Motor Proteins

Rotary Biomotors

Swimming Microorganisms

MOLECULAR MACHINES

Stimuli–Responsive Rotaxane, Pseudorotaxane, and Catenane Nanomachines

Molecular Rotary Motors

Light–Driven Molecular Machines based on cis?trans Photoisomerization

Nanocars

DNA Nanomachines

SELF–PROPELLING CHEMICALLY POWERED DEVICES

Self–Propelling Catalytic Nanowires

Catalytic Tubular Microengines

Catalytic Janus Microparticles: Spherical Motors

Controlled Motion of Chemically Powered Nano/Microscale Motors

Alternative Fuels for Chemically Powered Micro/Nanoscale Motors

Collective Behavior: Toward Swarming and Chemotaxis

Biocatalytic Propulsion

Motion Based on Asymmetric Release of Chemicals

Polymerization–Induced Motion

EXTERNALLY POWERED NANOMOTORS ? FUEL–FREE NANOSWIMMERS

Magnetically Driven Nanomotors

Electrically Driven Nanomotors

Ultrasound–Actuated Micromotors

Light–Driven Micromotors

Hybrid Nanomotors

APPLICATIONS OF NANO/MICROSCALE MOTORS

Cargo Towing: Toward Drug Delivery

Biosensing and Target Isolation

Active Nanoscale Transport by Synthetic Motors in Microchip Devices

Nanomotor–based Surface Patterning and Self–Assembly

Use of Micro/Nanoscale Motors for Environmental Monitoring and Remediation

CONCLUSIONS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS

Current Status and Future Opportunities

Future Challenges

Concluding Remarks

INDEX

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