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© 2003

Foundations of Nanomechanics

From Solid-State Theory to Device Applications

Textbook

Part of the Advanced Texts in Physics book series (ADTP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Andrew N. Cleland
    Pages 1-41
  3. Andrew N. Cleland
    Pages 43-85
  4. Andrew N. Cleland
    Pages 87-144
  5. Andrew N. Cleland
    Pages 145-174
  6. Andrew N. Cleland
    Pages 175-190
  7. Andrew N. Cleland
    Pages 191-221
  8. Andrew N. Cleland
    Pages 223-276
  9. Andrew N. Cleland
    Pages 277-301
  10. Andrew N. Cleland
    Pages 303-347
  11. Andrew N. Cleland
    Pages 349-393
  12. Andrew N. Cleland
    Pages 395-406
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 407-436

About this book

Introduction

This text provides an introduction, at the level of an advanced student in engineering or physics, to the field of nanomechanics and nanomechanical devices. It provides a unified discussion of solid mechanics, with notation consistent with modern convention. A discussion of electrical transducer applications is included, covering such topics as piezoresistance and piezoelecticity. The text includes a discussion of fundamental and spurious sources of noise, and how these sources affect both the amplitude and phase of a mechanical resonator. A brief discussion of nonlinearity in mechanical systems is given. Demonstrated applications of these devices, as well as an introduction to fabrication techniques, are also discussed; a primer on optical as well as electron beam lithography is given in two concise chapters. The text concludes with an overview of potential future technologies, including a discussion of carbon nanotubes and other molecular assemblies.

Keywords

Lithography Mechanics Micromachining Nanotube Noise Resonators carbon nanotubes

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

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Reviews

From the reviews:

PHYSICS TODAY (MAY 2004)

"The potential for the field of nanotechnology to transform civilization—with major applications in areas that span materials, biology, manufacturing, and information technology—is breathtaking … Progress in nanoscale technology requires a fundamental understanding of the intermediate realms between those scales and a concomitant educational effort to transform into applications the knowledge that scientists have gained in those realms. Foundations of Nanomechanics: From Solid-State Theory to Device Applications, a text on the solid mechanics of very small objects, addresses this educational need head-on. Andrew Cleland is intimately familiar with the task he undertakes in this book … The book, aimed at advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students, joins in one treatise an engineering treatment of solids as continuum objects with a condensed matter physics focus on the quantum mechanical nature of solids. Beginning with a bottom-up atomistic description of matter, Cleland seamlessly works his way up, in the first seven chapters, to a continuum description of matter. Topics range from the dynamical motion of a two-atom system and the quantum and thermodynamic behavior of linear chains to atomic lattices, elasticity and deformation of solids, and the dynamical behavior of solids. The final chapters are devoted to dissipation and noise—topics that loom large at the nanoscale—and experimental fabrication techniques for today's nanostructures … The most apparent use for Cleland's book is in a semester- or year-long, special topic course on nanomechanics. The author also suggests it as a useful reference for the practicing scientist or engineer … Used a little or used a lot, Foundations of Nanomechanics will be useful all around!"

"The book, aimed at advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students, joins in one treatise an engineering treatment of solids as continuum objects with a condensed matter physics focus on the quantum mechanical nature of solids. … No book … fills the unique role provided by Cleland’s monograph. … Used a little or used a lot, Foundations of Nanomechanics will be useful all around!" (Jacqueline Krim, Physics Today, May, 2004)