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Non-Equilibrium Dynamics of Semiconductors and Nanostructures

1st Edition

Kong-Thon Tsen
November 01, 2005

The advent of the femto-second laser has enabled us to observe phenomena at the atomic timescale. One area to reap enormous benefits from this ability is ultrafast dynamics. Collecting the works of leading experts from around the globe, Non-Equilibrium Dynamics of Semiconductors and Nanostructures...

Finely Dispersed Particles: Micro-, Nano-, and Atto-Engineering

1st Edition

Aleksandar M. Spasic, Jyh-Ping Hsu
October 14, 2005

Over the last decade, the biggest advances in physical chemistry have come from thinking smaller. The leading edge in research pushes closer to the atomic frontier with every passing year. Collecting the latest developments in the science and engineering of finely dispersed particles and related...

Micro- and Nanostructured Multiphase Polymer Blend Systems: Phase Morphology and Interfaces

1st Edition

Charef Harrats, Sabu Thomas, Gabriel Groeninckx
September 29, 2005

Micro- and Nanostructured Multiphase Polymer Blend Systems: Phase Morphology and Interfaces focuses on the formation of phase morphology in polymer blends and copolymers and considers various types of blends including thermosets, thermoplastics, thermoplastic vulcanizates, and structured copolymers...

Nanotalk: Conversations With Scientists and Engineers About Ethics, Meaning, and Belief in the Development of Nanotechnology

1st Edition

Rosalyn W. Berne
August 31, 2005

No one really knows where nanotechnology is leading, what its pursuit will mean, and how it may affect human and other forms of life. Nevertheless, its research and development are moving briskly into that unknown. Nanotalk is a book of conversations and explorations with thirty five such...

Polyynes: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications

1st Edition

Franco Cataldo
August 29, 2005

Polyynes: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications compiles information found scattered throughout the literature in inorganic, organic, and polymer chemistry into one cohesive volume.In addition to being a precursor of fullerenes, polyynes are one of the key precursors in the formation of soot and...

Nanoengineering of Structural, Functional and Smart Materials

1st Edition

Mark J. Schulz, Ajit D. Kelkar, Mannur J. Sundaresan
August 29, 2005

In chapters contributed by 24 university & government laboratories, Nanoengineering of Structural, Functional, and Smart Materials combines wide-ranging research aimed at the development of multifunctional materials that are strong, lightweight, and versatile. This book explores promising and...

Nanoparticle Assemblies and Superstructures

1st Edition

Nicholas A. Kotov
August 12, 2005

Cubes, triangular prisms, nano-acorn, nano-centipedes, nanoshells, nano-whiskers. . . .  Now that we can create nanoparticles in a wide variety of shapes and morphologies, comes the next challenge: finding ways to organize this collection of particles into larger and more complex systems. ...

Micro Electro Mechanical System Design

1st Edition

James J. Allen
July 08, 2005

It is challenging at best to find a resource that provides the breadth of information necessary to develop a successful micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) design. Micro Electro Mechanical System Design is that resource. It is a comprehensive, single-source guide that explains the design process...

Silicon Nanoelectronics

1st Edition

Shunri Oda, David Ferry
June 27, 2005

Technological advancement in chip development, primarily based on the downscaling of the feature size of transistors, is threatening to come to a standstill as we approach the limits of conventional scaling. For example, when the number of electrons in a device's active region is reduced to less...

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...