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Foundations for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Nils O. Petersen
April 13, 2017

Do you ever wonder why size is so important at the scale of nanosystems? Do you want to understand the fundamental principles that govern the properties of nanomaterials? Do you want to establish a foundation for working in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology? Then this book is written with...

An Introduction to Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes

John E. Proctor, Daniel Melendrez Armada, Aravind Vijayaraghavan
February 06, 2017

Carbon nanotubes and graphene have been the subject of intense scientific research since their relatively recent discoveries. This book introduces the reader to the science behind these rapidly developing fields, and covers both the fundamentals and latest advances. Uniquely, this book covers the...

Physical Methods for Materials Characterisation, Third Edition

Peter E. J. Flewitt, Robert K. Wild
February 01, 2017

This completely revised and expanded new edition covers the full range of techniques now available for the investigation of materials structure and accurate quantitative determination of microstructural features within materials. It continues to provide the best introductory resource for...

Quantum Physics for Beginners

Zbigniew Ficek
April 06, 2016

The textbook covers the background theory of various effects discussed from first principles, as clearly as possible, to introduce students to the main ideas of quantum physics and to teach the basic mathematical methods and techniques used in the fields of advanced quantum physics, atomic physics,...

Understanding Solid State Physics: Problems and Solutions

Jacques Cazaux
February 24, 2016

The correlation between the microscopic composition of solids and their macroscopic (electrical, optical, thermal) properties is the goal of solid state physics. This book is the deeply revised version of the French book Initiation à la physique du solide: exercices comméntes avec rappels de cours,...

Introduction to Spintronics, Second Edition

Supriyo Bandyopadhyay, Marc Cahay
September 23, 2015

Introduction to Spintronics provides an accessible, organized, and progressive presentation of the quantum mechanical concept of spin and the technology of using it to store, process, and communicate information. Fully updated and expanded to 18 chapters, this Second Edition: Reflects the...

A Laboratory Course in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Gerrard Eddy Jai Poinern
December 06, 2014

Although there are many theoretical nanotechnology and nanoscience textbooks available to students, there are relatively few practical laboratory-based books. Filling this need, A Laboratory Course in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology presents a hands-on approach to key synthesis techniques and...

Nanotechnology: Understanding Small Systems, Third Edition

Ben Rogers, Jesse Adams, Sumita Pennathur
October 28, 2014

An Accessible, Scientifically Rigorous Presentation That Helps Your Students Learn the Real StuffWinner of a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book Award 2011"… takes the revolutionary concepts and techniques that have traditionally been fodder for graduate study and makes them accessible for all. …...

Quantum Transport Calculations for Nanosystems

Kenji Hirose, Nobuhiko Kobayashi
April 11, 2014

As electric devices become smaller and smaller, transport simulations based on the quantum mechanics become more and more important. There are currently numerous textbooks on the basic concepts of quantum transport, but few present calculation methods in detail. This book provides various quantum...

Colloid and Surface Chemistry: A Laboratory Guide for Exploration of the Nano World

Seyda Bucak, Deniz Rende
December 17, 2013

With principles that are shaping today’s most advanced technologies, from nanomedicine to electronic nanorobots, colloid and interface science has become a truly interdisciplinary field, integrating chemistry, physics, and biology. Colloid and Surface Chemistry: Exploration of the Nano World-...

Bionanophotonics: An Introductory Textbook

Shuichi Kinoshita
July 09, 2013

Structural colors in living beings are one of the most marvelous arts that nature has ever created during the long history of the evolution. These colors originate from surprisingly sophisticated microstructures which gave rise to a new field of research—bionanophotonics. This book occupies a...

Molecular Motors in Bionanotechnology

Keith Firman, James Youell
March 18, 2013

Biological molecular motors provide most cells with the dynamic systems required for their day-to-day existence. Examples occur in even the simplest organism (e.g. a bacteria virus), and the range of tasks that they carry out is vast. Over the last few years, there has been a large increase in the...

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