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Engineering | Introduction to Nanoscale Science and Technology

Introduction to Nanoscale Science and Technology

Ventra, Massimiliano, Evoy, Stephane, Heflin, James R. (Eds.)

2004, XIII, 611 p.

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Nanoscale science and technology is a young, promising field that encompasses a wide range of disciplines including physics, chemistry, biology, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, and materials science. With rapid advances in areas such as molecular electronics, synthetic biomolecular motors, DNA-based self-assembly, and manipulation of individual atoms, nanotechnology has captured the attention and imagination of researchers and the general public.
Introduction to Nanoscale Science and Technology provides a broad and thorough introduction that is aimed specifically at undergraduate seniors and early graduate students in all of the disciplines enumerated above. It will also be of value to academic, industrial, and government researchers interested in a primer in the field.
The book consists of twenty-three chapters arranged in seven sections. All chapters have been written by experts from each respective field. Exercises and general references are provided at the end of each chapter to encourage students to expand on the topics discussed in the book.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Nanomaterial - Nanotube - biomimetics - carbon nanotubes - micro- and nanofabrication - microfluidics - nanocomposites - nanofluidics - nanolithography - nanomaterials - nanoparticle - nanotechnology - quantum dots - scanning probe microscopy - self-assembly

Related subjects » Atomic, Molecular, Optical & Plasma Physics - Characterization & Evaluation of Materials - Engineering - Inorganic Chemistry - Materials

Table of contents 

Preface. Introduction. I: Nanoscale Fabrication and Characterization. 1. Nanolithography; L.R. Harriott, R. Hull. 2. Self-Assembly And Self-Organization; R. Shenhar, T.B. Norsten, V.M. Rotello. 3. Scanning Probe Microscopes; K.-W. Ng. II: Nanomaterials and Nanostructures. 4. The Geometry of Nanoscale Carbon; V. Crespi. 5. Fullerenes; H. Dorn, J.C. Duchamp. 6. Carbon Nanotubes; B.W. Smith, D.E. Luzzi. 7. Quantum Dots; A.B. Denison, L.J. Hope-Weeks, R.W. Meulenberg, L.J. Terminello. 8. Nanocomposites; R.C. Cammarata. III: Nanoscale and Molecular Electronics. 9. Advances In Microelectronics - From Microscale To Nanoscale Devices; J. Van Der Spiegel. 10. Molecular Electronics; M. Zwolak, M. Di Ventra. 11. Single Electron Transistors; J.G. Lu. IV: Nanotechnology in Magnetic Systems. 12. Semiconductor Nanostructures For Quantum Computation; M.E. Flatté. 13. Magnetoresistive Materials And Devices; O. Heinonen. 14. Nanotechnology In Magnetic Storage; J.A. Katine, R.E. Fontana Jr. V: Nanotechnology in Integrative Systems. 15. Introduction To Integrative Systems; M. Gaitan. 16. Nanoelectromechanical Systems; S. Evoy, M. Duemling, T. Jaruhar. 17. Micromechanical Sensors; P. Datskos, N.V. Lavrik. VI: Nanoscale Optoelectronics. 18. Quantum-Confined Optoelectronic Systems; S. Fafard. 19. Organic Optoelectronic Nanostructures; J.R. Heflin.20. Photonic Crystals; Y. Xia, K. Kamata, Y. Lu. VII: Nanobiotechnology. 21. Biomemetic Nanostructures; D.E. Dische. 22. Biomolecular Motors; J. Schmidt, C. Montemagno. 23. Nanofluidics; J. Han.

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