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Mechanical Properties of Polymers based on Nanostructure and Morphology

1st Edition

G. H. Michler, F. J. Baltá-Calleja
May 27, 2005

The improvement of strength and durability in polymers has implications relevant to industrial, medical, and household applications. Enhanced by the improved knowledge of the interactions between complex hierarchical structures and functional requirements, Mechanical Properties of Polymers Based on...

Supramolecular Polymers

2nd Edition

Alberto Ciferri
April 26, 2005

Supramolecular Polymers, Second Edition details assembly processes and structure-function correlation in natural and synthetic self-assembling materials, focusing on developments occurred over the past five years. The book highlights developments in the synthesis of complex structures, chemical...

Biomedical Nanotechnology

1st Edition

Neelina H. Malsch
April 14, 2005

Biomedical nanotechnology is one of the fastest-growing fields of research across the globe. However, even the most promising technologies may never realize their full potential if public and political opinions are galvanized against them, a situation clearly evident in such controversial fields as...

Handbook of Photomask Manufacturing Technology

1st Edition

Syed Rizvi
April 07, 2005

As the semiconductor industry attempts to increase the number of functions that will fit into the smallest space on a chip, it becomes increasingly important for new technologies to keep apace with these demands. Photomask technology is one of the key areas to achieving this goal. Although brief...

Engineering Thin Films and Nanostructures with Ion Beams

1st Edition

Emile Knystautas
April 06, 2005

While ion-beam techniques have been used to create thin films in the semiconductor industry for several decades, these methods have been too costly for other surface treatment applications. However, as manufacturing devices become increasingly smaller, the use of a directed-energy ion beam is...

Nano- and Micro-Electromechanical Systems: Fundamentals of Nano- and Microengineering, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Sergey Edward Lyshevski
January 11, 2005

Society is approaching and advancing nano- and microtechnology from various angles of science and engineering. The need for further fundamental, applied, and experimental research is matched by the demand for quality references that capture the multidisciplinary and multifaceted nature of the...

Nanoscale Technology in Biological Systems

1st Edition

Ralph S. Greco, Fritz B. Prinz, R. Lane Smith
December 20, 2004

Nanoscale Technology in Biological Systems reviews recent accomplishments in the field of nanobiology and introduces the application of nanoscale matrices to human biology. It focuses on the applications of nanotechnology fabrication to biomedical devices and discusses new physical methods for cell...

Novel Nanocrystalline Alloys and Magnetic Nanomaterials

1st Edition

Brian Cantor
October 30, 2004

Nanocrystalline materials exhibit remarkable structural, electrical, magnetic, and optical properties, which can be exploited in a wide variety of structural and nonstructural applications. Potential uses have been identified in the automotive, electronic, aerospace, clothing, chemical, fuel, and...

Logic Design of NanoICS

1st Edition

Svetlana N. Yanushkevich, Vlad P. Shmerko, Sergey Edward Lyshevski
October 28, 2004

Today's engineers will confront the challenge of a new computing paradigm, relying on micro- and nanoscale devices. Logic Design of NanoICs builds a foundation for logic in nanodimensions and guides you in the design and analysis of nanoICs using CAD. The authors present data structures developed...

Kinematic Self-Replicating Machines

1st Edition

Robert A. Freitas
October 18, 2004

This book offers a general review of the voluminous theoretical and experimental literature pertaining to physical self-replicating systems. The principal focus here is on self-replicating machine systems. Most importantly, we are concerned with kinematic self-replicating machines: systems in which...

3D Nanoelectronic Computer Architecture and Implementation

1st Edition

D. Crawley, K. Nikolic, M. Forshaw
September 30, 2004

It is becoming increasingly clear that the two-dimensional layout of devices on computer chips hinders the development of high-performance computer systems. Three-dimensional structures will be needed to provide the performance required to implement computationally intensive tasks. 3-D...

Carbon Nanotubes: Science and Applications

1st Edition

M. Meyyappan
July 28, 2004

Carbon nanotubes, with their extraordinary mechanical and unique electronic properties, have garnered much attention in the past five years. With a broad range of potential applications including nanoelectronics, composites, chemical sensors, biosensors, microscopy, nanoelectromechanical systems,...