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Green Nanotechnology: Solutions for Sustainability and Energy in the Built Environment Hardcover – September 29, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1420085327 ISBN-10: 1420085328 Edition: 0th

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  • Hardcover: 472 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press (September 29, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1420085328
  • ISBN-13: 978-1420085327
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 6.1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #380,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Both Smith and Granqvist, the two authors of the book, are eminent optical scientists with a longstanding fondness for the visible and infrared properties of particulate composite materials. … All technoscientists, not only physicists and materials researchers, would do well to read the list of 17 characteristics that the Smith–Granqvist vision possesses. These characteristics delineate a blueprint for research directions … . Remarkable features of this book are the bridges built throughout the volume with contemporary research topics through call-out boxes. … The book is profusely illustrated, mostly in black and white but also with 10 pages of multicolored illustrations. Occasional flashes of quiet humor grace the book … . Another remarkable feature of this book is its price. …Other academic publishers should take note. …
—Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Pennsylvania State University, Journal of Nanophotonics, Vol. 5, 2011

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University of Technology, Broadway, Australia Uppsala University, Sweden

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Geoff Smith is Emeritus Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney Australia since 2008, and was formerly Professor of Applied Physics from 1992. His contributions to the science and energy-related applications of nanomaterials began in the mid-1970s and continue today, with important recent new output. Often in collaboration with Australian and international companies, he has led developments in aspects of solar thermal energy, energy efficient windows and paints, sky cooling, natural lighting and LED lighting. Products, a start-up company, many papers, and several patents have followed. Geoff has contributed to innovative energy efficient building projects including the Sydney Olympics in 2000. He is chairman of the Australian Standards Committee on roof glazing and skylights and adviser to the Australian Building Codes Board on energy efficient glazing. Basic contributions to nanophotonics, thin film optics and polymer optics have underpinned his applied work. He has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Uppsala University in Sweden and is a Fellow of the AIP and the Australian Institute of Energy. Geoff's work has been recognized with both awards and prizes.

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"Smith and Granqvist, the two authors of the book, are eminent optical scientists with a longstanding fondness for the visible and the infrared properties of particulate composite materials. Naturally, they underscore the centrality of nanophotonics1 for energy-efficient buildings by laying out in Chap. 3 the optical properties of chromogenic, plasmonic, spectrally selective, and other classes of materials; thin films; and nanocomposite materials.... The authors visit window materials and indoor lighting, particularly daylighting, in great detail in Chapters 4 and 5.... Can we reduce the global atmospheric temperature by expelling radiation in certain spectral regimes into outer space? This intriguing possibility is also dealt with in Chap. 7, comprehensively and with recommended action items. Chapter 8 provides ancillary material--on sensing air quality inside buildings, using light to clean surfaces, and thermal insulation as well as energy storage, possibly using nanomaterials. The book concludes in Chap. 9 with a vision of a "nanoworld."

All technoscientists, not only physicists and materials researchers, would do well to read the list of 17 characteristics that the Smith-Granqvist vision possesses. These characteristics delineate a blueprint for research directions....A remarkable feature of this book are the bridges built throughout the volume with contemporary research topics through call-out boxes. An example of such a topic is furnished by optical cloaks, while another is the morphology of thin metal films comprising both percolative networks and isolated nanoparticles. The book is profusely illustrated.... Occasional flashes of quiet humor grace the book; I will let you discover examples all by yourself." -Journal of Nanophotonics, Review by Professor Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Pennsylvania State University (Vol 5, 2011)
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