This series provides reviews of the state-of-the-art, challenges, attributes and trends in the field of materials and structures for micro-, opto-electroinic and photonic applications. The book series has the widest scope possible in its general field: materials and hardware related issues in the analysis, design, manufacturing and operation of micro- and opto-electronic structures and systems. The volumes in this series create, in a sense, an up-to-date encyclopedia on this subject and serve as a source of valuable information on high technology, with an emphasis of its hardware aspect: materials, structures, physical design, reliability, etc. This book series is for a broad readership, including professionals, university professors, and students majoring in applied physics, materials science and engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, structural engineering, and related areas. The book series is of high scientific level, yet practical.