Advances in Sensing with Security Applications

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, held in St. Etienne de Tinee, France, August 28-September 11, 2004

  • Alexander A. Golovin
  • Alexander A. Nepomnyashchy

Part of the NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry book series (NAII, volume 218)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Alexander A. Nepomnyashchy, Alexander A. Golovin
    Pages 1-54
  3. Agnes Buka, Nándor Éber, Werner Pesch, Lorenz Kramer
    Pages 55-82
  4. Dmitry O. Krimer, Gabor Demeter, Lorenz Kramer
    Pages 83-122
  5. Alexander A. Golovin, Peter W. Voorhees, Stephen H. Davis
    Pages 123-158
  6. L. M. Pismen
    Pages 167-193
  7. V.A. Volpert
    Pages 195-245
  8. Alvin Bayliss, Bernard J. Matkowsky, Vladimir A. Volpert
    Pages 247-282
  9. Igor S. Aranson, Lev S. Tsimring
    Pages 283-294
  10. Maxim D. Frank-Kamenetskii
    Pages 295-326
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 327-327

About these proceedings


Nano-science and nano-technology are rapidly developing scientific and technological areas that deal with physical, chemical and biological processes that occur on nano-meter scale – one millionth of a millimeter. Self-organization and pattern formation play crucial role on nano-scales and promise new, effective routes to control various nano-scales processes. This book contains lecture notes written by the lecturers of the NATO Advanced Study Institute "Self-Assembly, Pattern Formation and Growth Phenomena in Nano-Systems" that took place in St Etienne de Tinee, France, in the fall 2004. They give examples of self-organization phenomena on micro- and nano-scale as well as examples of the interplay between phenomena on nano- and macro-scales leading to complex behavior in various physical, chemical and biological systems. They discuss such fascinating nano-scale self-organization phenomena as self-assembly of quantum dots in thin solid films, pattern formation in liquid crystals caused by light, self-organization of micro-tubules and molecular motors, as well as basic physical and chemical phenomena that lead to self-assembly of the most important molecule on the basis of which most of living organisms are built – DNA. A review of general features of all pattern forming systems is also given. The authors of these lecture notes are the leading experts in the field of self-organization, pattern formation and nonlinear dynamics in non-equilibrium, complex systems.


crystal molecule nonlinear dynamics polymer quantum dot self-assembly

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander A. Golovin
    • 1
  • Alexander A. Nepomnyashchy
    • 2
  1. 1.Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  2. 2.Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-4354-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-4355-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609
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