As nanoscale research continues to advance, scientists and engineers are developing new applications for many different disciplines, including environmental remediation and energy optimization.
Catalysis is at the heart of modern, environmentally friendly technologies, and is central to efficient energy production, conversion and utilization. Design and synthesis of catalysts to control catalytic activity and selectivity has been a scientific challenge for those working to secure our energy future. Because catalysis involves molecular transformations, the nanostructure of a catalyst and how it interacts with reactant molecules, transition states and intermediates can significantly influence its properties. This volume, from the 2009 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston, brings together experts in heterogeneous catalysis, catalytic energy production and conversions, green processing, nanomaterials, and nanodevices, for cross-fertilizations among these fields. Research presented on photocatalysts and electrocatalysts is especially noteworthy. State-of-the-art fabrication and integration methods for catalysts in these emerging applications are featured.
Does humanity have a moral obligation to emphasize nanotechnology's role in addressing the critical public health and environmental problems of our age? This well crafted book explores this idea by analyzing the prospects for a macroscience nanotechnology-for-environmental sustainability project in areas such as food, water and energy supply, medicine, healthcare, peace and security. Developing and applying an innovative science-based view of natural law underpinning a global social contract, it considers some of the key scientific and governance challenges such a global project may face. The book concludes that the moral culmination of nanotechnology is a Global Artificial Photosynthesis (GAP) project. It argues that the symmetric patterns of energy creating photosynthesis, life and us, are shaping not only the nanotechnological advances of artificial photosynthesis, but also the ethical and legal norms likely to best govern such scientific achievements to form a sustainable existence on this planet. Nanotechnology for a Sustainable World will appeal to many generations of scientists and policymakers working to improve our world in public health, environmental sustainability and renewable energy and nanotechnology. It will also be a valuable resource for similarly motivated students of chemistry, physics, biology, nanotechnology, photosynthesis, as well as environmental and energy ethics, law and policy.
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