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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Fundamental Review, But Technical, January 21, 2013
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This book is an excellent introduction the the fundamentals of nanotechnology. The author has a surprisingly wide range of knowledge. He covers fundamental theory as well as anybody I've read (except Ricard Feynman) He includes an brief but cogent reviews of instrumentation and synthetic techniques. He explains these complex topics in a clear style. He even cleared up for me several obscure points on quantum mechanics.

Warning! This books assumes some knowledge of physics and chemistry. Anyone scared off by equations should look elsewhere. Did he really have to dwell on a serious account of statistical mechanics? On the other hand, I could skim over some of the more difficult math with little loss.

The descriptive sections a quite good. I had heard of amazing techniques such as Atomic Force Microscopy, but know I know how it works and where it is useful.

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very handy text with a bit of everything, February 20, 2012
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This review is from: Introduction to Nanoscience (Paperback)
I am in the same department (as a physics phd student) as the author, whom I admire very much. I got this book because he will likely be on my committee and I want to make sure I know what he considers introductory nanoscience! The book is well organized. It is mainly a crash course -- it doesnt explain everything from the ground up, there are a lot of instances where important derivations are skipped -- but there is a lot of practical need-to-know info that you won't find anywhere else, and many concepts are explained very nicely in new ways.I highly recommend it to grad students in biophysics, materials or solid-state physics.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book; Great Man, January 19, 2011
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I have the privilege to work as an undergraduate in one of Dr. Lindsay's research group. I think the course and book are top notch!

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