If you're serious about learning nanochemistry…

The term nanochemistry has always seemed a bit confusing to me. Since a typical atomic diameter is a third of a nanometer, wouldn’t most chemistry be nanoscale? I am not the only one confused: the current top entry on Google for nanochemistry is for chemistry taking place in very small volumes.

Be that as it may: there’s a new book titled Nanochemistry: A Chemical Approach to Nanomaterials that looks useful to those serious about learning how to build nanoscale materials, including quite a bit on self-assembly, including self-assembly of large building blocks. Foresight’s Director of Education Miguel Aznar has written a review posted on the book’s page at Amazon that begins:

“Not for the faint of chemistry, ‘Nanochemistry: A Chemical Approach to Nanomaterials’ by Geoffrey Ozin and Andre Arsenault explains the creation and function of materials with at least one dimension between one and 1000 nanometers. If you seek a light narrative about what nanotechnology will bring our world, Nanochemistry is not your book (and it’s too heavy to read in bed anyway). If, on the other hand, you seek the scientific details of how nanomaterials really works, this is your textbook or reference.”

On the “Customers who viewed this book also viewed” list, I was shocked to see, is “Nano-Hype: The Truth Behind the Nanotechnology Buzz by Mihail C. Roco”. I thought, since when has Mike Roco written a book on Nano-Hype? Click through on that link to resolve this question. —Christine

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