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Nanostructured Materials: Processing, Properties and Applications

C. Koch
March 01, 2002

Nanostructure science and technology has become an identifiable, if very broad and multidisciplinary, field of research and emerging application in recent years. It is one of the most visible and growing research areas in materials science in its broadest sense. Nanostructured materials include...

MEMS and NEMS: Systems, Devices, and Structures

Sergey Edward Lyshevski
January 18, 2002

The development of micro- and nano-mechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS) foreshadows momentous changes not only in the technological world, but in virtually every aspect of human life. The future of the field is bright with opportunities, but also riddled with challenges, ranging from further...

Fabrication of Silicon Microprobes for Optical Near-Field Applications

Phan Ngoc Minh, Ono Takahito, Esashi Masayoshi
January 15, 2002

The development of near-field optics marked a major advance in microscopy and our ability to develop nanoscale technologies. However, the tapered optical fiber widely in use as the optical near-field probe has serious limitations in its fabrication, its optical transmission efficiency, and its use...

Metal Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications

Daniel L. Fedlheim, Colby A. Foss
October 26, 2001

A state-of-the-art reference, Metal Nanoparticles offers the latest research on the synthesis, characterization, and applications of nanoparticles. Following an introduction of structural, optical, electronic, and electrochemical properties of nanoparticles, the book elaborates on nanoclusters,...

Nano-Surface Chemistry

Morton Rosoff
September 27, 2001

Containing more than 2600 references and over 550 equations, drawings, tables, photographs, and micrographs, This book describes hierarchical assemblies in biology and biological processes that occur at the nanoscale across membranes and at interfaces. It covers recurrent themes in nanocolloid...

Flexures: Elements of Elastic Mechanisms

Stuart T. Smith
August 08, 2000

This book presents some basic flexure geometries and the analytic models, which can be assessed for specific design applications. The author then goes beyond this fundamental explanation to explore more sophisticated issues. Specifically, the text discusses integration of these flexure geometries...

Physics and Chemistry of Nano-structured Materials

Shihe Yang
November 11, 1999

The development of nanostructured materials represents a new and fast evolving application of recent research in physics and chemistry. Novel experimental tools coupled with new theory have made this possible. Topics covered in this book include nanocrystals, semiconductor heterostructures,...

Handbook of Micro/Nano Tribology, Second Edition

Bharat Bhushan
December 17, 1998

This second edition of Handbook of Micro/Nanotribology addresses the rapid evolution within this field, serving as a reference for the novice and the expert alike. Two parts divide this handbook: Part I covers basic studies, and Part II addresses design, construction, and applications to magnetic...

Microlithography Fundamentals in Semiconductor Devices and Fabrication Technology

Saburo Nonogaki, Ueno Takumi, Toshio Ito
June 25, 1998

"Explores the science and technology of lithographic processes and resist materials and summarizes the most recent innovations in semiconductor manufacturing. Considers future trends in lithography and resist material technology. Reviews the interaction of light, electron beams, and X-rays with...

Structural and Optical Properties of Porous Silicon Nanostructures

G Amato, C. Delerue, H J VonBardeleben
February 25, 1998

This volume provides a comprehensive review of the experimental and theoretical aspects of the optical and transport properties of nanoporous silicon, their relation to the microscopic structure of nanocrystals, and the application of porous silicon in optical devices. As porous silicon is an ideal...

Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications, Second Edition

A.S Edelstein, R.C Cammaratra
January 01, 1998

Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications provides a comprehensive introduction to nanomaterials, from how to make them to example properties, processing techniques, and applications. Contributions by leading international researchers and teachers in academic, government, and industrial...

Smart Materials and Structures: Proceedings of the 4th European and 2nd MIMR Conference, Harrogate, UK, 6-8 July 1998

G.R Tomlinson, W.A Bullough
January 01, 1998

Significant changes have occurred in materials science, including increasing demands on life extensions, and the reliability and exploitability of components, materials, and structures. These changes provide smart technologies with excellent application opportunities in aerospace, civil and...