Titles in Nanotechnology
Book Series

Handbook of Theoretical and
Computational Nanotechnology

Vols. 1-10

Handbook of Semiconductor
Nanostructures and Nanodevices

Vols. 1-5

Handbook of Nanostructured
Biomaterials and Their Applications
in Nanobiotechnology,
Vols. 1-2

Polymeric Nanostructures
and Their Applications

Vols. 1-2

Handbook of Organic-Inorganic
Hybrid Materials and
Vols. 1-2

Functional Nanomaterials

Molecular Nanoelectronics

Magnetic Nanostructures

Quantum Dots and Nanowires

Synthesis, Functionalization
and Surface Treatment
of Nanoparticles

Nanoclusters and Nanocrystals



Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 30-Volume Set

Edited by
Hari Singh Nalwa

ISBN: 1-58883-0012 (2004); ISBN: 1-58883-1590 (2011); ISBN: 1-58883-2120 (2019)
Copyright ©American Scientific Publishers. All rights reserved.



BROWSE CONTENTS   (800+ Chapters organized in an alphabetical A-Z format are available online)
Volume 1-10 Website: https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/asp/enn
Volume 11-25 Website: https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/asp/enn2
Volume 26-30 Website: https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/asp/eonan19

(800 Chapters, 3,000 Authors, 16,700 Figures, 1,770 Tables, 175,000 bibliographic citations, 25,000 pages)  

The World's first Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 10-Volume Set, (Edited by H. S. Nalwa, Foreword by Professor Richard E. Smalley, Nobel Prize Laureate, Endorsed by Professor Jean-Marie Lehn, Nobel Prize Laureate) that appeared in 2004 received the "2005 Best Reference Work Award" of the American Society for Engineering Education (USA) and "2005 Outstanding Academic Title" by the CHOICE magazine from the American Library Association (USA). The 10-volume set contained 419 chapters organized in an alphabetical order A-Z format by title, over 1,000 contributing authors, 7,500 figures, 800 tables, 80,000 bibliographic citations and hundreds of illustrations, chemical and mathematical equations covering over 10,000 pages. The first 10-volume set of this encyclopedia proved to be a milestone for the scientific community working in the field of nanotechnology.

Given the tremendous success of the first 10-volumes and fast research development in the different fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology, the new 15 volumes were published containing 300 chapters organized in an A-Z format by title, 6,600 figures, 600 tables, 60,000 bibliographic references, and hundreds of equations to provide a complete coverage of advanced research in all nanotechnology related fields including chemistry, physics, engineering, biology, and medical sciences. With the addition of new 15 volumes, the entire 25-volume then contained over 710 review chapters contributed by over 2,000 of the world's leading scientists from top-notch academic and industrial institutions worldwide.

Again new 5 volumes were published which contained 90 chapters organized in an alphabetical order A-Z format by title, ca. 2,600 figures, 370 tables, 24,500 bibliographic citations and hundreds of chemical and mathematical equations covering over 3,000 pages. The entire 30 volumes of encyclopedia now contains over 800 chapters, 16,700 figures, 1,770 tables, 165,000 bibliographic citations, hundreds of chemical structures, formulas, and mathematical equations covering over 25,000 pages. The most expanded, this classic reference is one of the best reference books in the world. It is the most comprehensive and unique reference with a very broad and wide-ranging coverage defining the entire field of nanotechnology. There is no match for this landmark reference since this encyclopedia covers all research topics reported over the past two decades. It is the most useful reference for all academic and research libraries.

  • The 30-volume set is a landmark reference that contains the largest number of research articles in the world
  • Comprehensive coverage in all disciplines of science, engineering, technology, and medicine
  • Most up-to-date reference work ever published drawing on the past two decades of pioneering research
  • 800 state-of the art chapters (ca. 25,000 pages) contributed by over 3,000 the world's leading scientists
  • All chapter entries organized alphabetically in an A-Z order, browsing capabilities within different categories
  • Edited and written by internationally known authoritative experts familiar with current technologies
  • Truly international: authors from 40 countries
  • 175,000 bibliographic citations providing extensive cross-referencing in each chapter
  • 16,700 figures, 1,770 tables and hundreds of chemical structures and mathematical equations
  • Published in both print and online formats
  • Timely, authoritative and most comprehensive
  • Extensive cross-referencing in each chapter provides reader with broader range of knowledge
  • Available Online Edition allowing multiple users and fully searchable text
  • Essential source for students, scientists, college and university professors, professionals
  • Multidisciplinary reference source for researchers spanning from science to engineering to medicine
(800+ Chapters, 3,000 Authors, 16,700 Figures, 1,770 Tables, 175,000 bibliographic citations, 25,000 pages) 
  Volume 1: A-Ch (Aligned Carbon Nanotubes….. Chiral Macromolecules) 
  Volume 2: Cl-E (Cluster-Assembled Nanostructured Carbon…..Electrodeposited Nanogranular Magnetic Cobalt Alloys) 
  Volume 3: El-H (Electromagnetism in Nanogranular Metal Oxides….. Hybrid Solar Cells)
  Volume 4: Hy-M (Hydrogen and Oxygen Interaction with Carbon Nanotubes….. Magnetoimpedance in Nanocrystalline Alloys)
  Volume 5: Mag-Mu (Magnetostrictive Nanomaterials for Sensors….. Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes)
  Volume 6: Nano A-M (Nanoanalysis of Biomaterials…. Nanomaterials for Discotic Liquid Crystals)
  Volume 7: Nano Me-T (Nanomechanical Properties by Nanoindentation….. Nanotubes for Nanoelectronics)
  Volume 8: Ne-P (Near-Field Optical Properties of Nanostructures….. Polymeric Nanoparticles)
  Volume 9: Po-S (Polymeric Nanoparticles for Drug and Gene Delivery…… Sliding, Rotation, and Rolling of Nanoparticles)
  Volume 10: So-Z (Soft and Hard Magnetic Nanomaterials….. Zinc Oxide Nanostructures)
  Volume 11: A-Bi (3D Helical Nanomaterials…..Biofunctionalization of Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Helical Polymers)
  Volume 12: Bi-De (Biological Applications of Magnetic Nanoparticles….. Designing Nanocarbons..)
  Volume 13: De-El (Development of Functional Fluorescent Molecular Probes….. Electrospun Nanofibers)
  Volume 14: En-Ga (Encasulation of Water Clusters in Nanomateric Cavities….. Gallium Nitride Nanowires)
  Volume 15: Gi-Li (Giant Magnetoimpedance for Biosensing….. Liquid Nanoparticles)
  Volume 16: Lu-Na (Luminescent Silicon Nanoclusters…..Nanocomposites of Conducting Polymers & Carbon Nanotubes)
  Volume 17: Nano C-M (Nanocomposites of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Copolymers….. Nanomaterials for Biosensor)
  Volume 18: Nano M-S (Nanomaterials for Coating Applications….. Nanostructured Dielectric Materials)
  Volume 19: Nano Nu (Nanostructured Materials by High-Energy Ball Milling...Numerical Study of Quantum Transport in Carbon Nanotube-Based Transistors)
  Volume 20: To-Ph (One-Dimensional Nanomaterials from Organics… Photonic Crystal Defect-Mode Microcavity Lasers and Infrared Sensors)
  Volume 21: Ph-Pu (Physical Properties of Nanomaterials….. Purification and Characterization of Fullerene Nanomaterials)
  Volume 22: Q-Se (Quantum Devices….. Self-Assembly Patterning of Particles)
  Volume 23: Se-Su (Self-Organized Mesopatterning of Thin Polymer Films…..Supramolecular Fullerenes)
  Volume 24: Su-To (Supramolecular Pharmaceutical Matrices for Photosensitive Drugs…..Toxicity of Commercially Used Nanoparticles)
  Volume 25: Tr-Z (Translation Applications of Nanotechnology…..ZnO-Based Diluted Magnetic Semiconductors for Spintronics Applications)
  Volume 26: A-Bi (A Roadmap for the International Standardization of Nanobiotechnology….. Biosynthetic Methods for Inorganic Nanoparticles)
  Volume 27: Bu-H (Buckling of Nanotubes….. Hybrid Nanoparticles for Cancer Theranostic)
  Volume 28: I-Na (Immobilization of Enzymes on Magnetic Nanoparticles …..Nanoparticles in Anticancer Drug Delivery)
  Volume 29: Na-Se (Nanoparticles in Clinical Research….. Selenium Nanoparticles and Their Applications)
  Volume 30: Si-Z (Silica Aerogels…..ZnO Nanosructure-Based Devices for Electronic and Photonic Applications)

The encyclopedia is intended for a very broad audience working in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology having strong connections with materials science, electrical and electronic engineering, solid-state physics, surface science, aerosol technology, chemistry, colloid science, ceramic and chemical engineering, polymer science and engineering, supramolecular science, mechanical engineering, metallurgy and powder technology, optical science and engineering, device engineering, aerospace engineering, computer technology, environmental engineering, bionformatics, biology, pharmacy, biotechnology and food science. This encyclopedia is an invaluable reference source for the libraries in universities and industrial institutions, government and independent institutes, individual research groups and scientists working in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. 

"American Scientific Publisher's Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology is an excellent scientific encyclopedia. It provides an excellent breadth and depth of information that is particularly suited to benefit a broad spectrum of non-professional and professional researchers.......it is an excellent set that should provide sound information for several years to come." 

Alice Trussell, Director, Kansas State University Fiedler Engineering Library, USA
E-STREAMS Vol. 7, September 2004

"The Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology is the world's first single most comprehensive reference source ever published in the field of nanotechnology. This encyclopedia is an indispensable source for any research professional as well as for technology investors and developers seeking up-to-date information on the nanotechnology among a wide range of disciplines from science to engineering to medicine. It should inspire future generations of academic and industrial researchers who endeavor to develop new nanoscale materials and devices." 

Professor Richard E. Smalley, Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry

"In view of the great interest that Nanoscience and Nanotechnology are attracting, the rapid development they are experiencing and of the profound impact they will have, an Encyclopedia covering this field is most welcome. It should become a source of inspiration as well as of information for a very wide range of scientists." 

Professor Jean-Marie Lehn, Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry


The Awards Committee of the Engineering Libraries Division of the American Society for Engineering Education is proud to announce the following: "The 2005 Best Reference Work Award goes to Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, edited by Hari Singh Nalwa and published by American Scientific Publishers, 2004. This encyclopedia brings together international research in these groundbreaking areas…The Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology proves to be a definitive tool that links both the novice and expert researcher to understandable articles and matches the caliber of past recipients of ELD's Best Reference Work Award."

John C. Teleha, Chair, Engineering Libraries Division Awards Committee,
American Society for Engineering Education, USA

Reference Librarian, F. D. Bluford Library, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, USA


"Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (10-Volume set) edited by Hari Singh Nalwa has been selected as the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title.”
Irving E. Rockwood, Editor & Publisher, CHOICE, American Library Association, USA

"The Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology is a remarkable resource for those working in the many diverse fields enabled by nanoscale phenomena. The encyclopedia provides the reader immediate access to topical knowledge of immense breadth and depth. I highly recommend it."

Professor Craig A. Grimes, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

"This encyclopedia offers the most current, expanded and thorough coverage of all major research topics in the field of nanotechnology. It is the most comprehensive and valuable reference source for a very wide range of researchers from science to engineering to medicine."
Professor Tseung-Yuen Tseng, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

"As an innovation for today and tomorrow's world, nanoscale science and technology has the highest possibility of a revolution of our life style by moving its working place from a laboratory to a plant. This Encyclopedia is an unprecedented source by encompassing all aspects of nanoscale related science and engineering. This encyclopedia will help the beginners and experts of nanoscience and nanotechnology to find out the most up-to-date and detailed information and deepen their scientific understanding and thus develop successful engineering applications."
Professor Morinobu Endo, Shinshu University, Japan

Dr Hari Singh Nalwa is a distinguished scientist and scholar working in the fields of nanotechnology and materials science. Dr Nalwa has authored more than 170 scientific articles, 26 book chapters, and 125 volumes of science and technology books, as well as 18 patents in cross-disciplinary research areas of nanotechnology, materials science and polymer science. Dr. Nalwa's research interests include ferroelectric polymers, conducting polymers, organic nonlinear optical materials for integrated optics, low- and high-dielectric constant materials for microelectronics packaging, 3D printing, two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterial-based bulk heterojunction and dye-sensitized solar cells, and multifunctional sensors for wearable technology. He received the “Award of Excellence” from the Association of American Publishers for the “Handbook of Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology,” a 5-volume set (Academic Press, 2000), and “Best Reference Work Award” from the American Society for Engineering Education for “The Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology,” a 10-volume set (American Scientific Publishers, 2004). He is Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of American Scientific Publishers which he established in 2000.

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