Introduction to Nanoscale Science and Technology

  • Massimiliano Di Ventra
  • Stephane Evoy
  • James R. HeflinJr.

Part of the Nanostructure Science and Technology book series (NST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Pages 1-3
  3. Nanoscale Fabrication and Characterization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Nanolithography

      1. L. R. Harriott, R. Hull
        Pages 7-40
    3. Self-Assembly and Self-Organization

      1. Roy Shenhar, Tyler B. Norsten, Vincent M. Rotello
        Pages 41-74
    4. Scanning Probe Microscopes

      1. K.-W. Ng
        Pages 75-100
  4. Nanomaterials and Nanostructures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. The Geometry of Nanoscale Carbon

      1. Vincent Crespi
        Pages 103-118
    3. Fullerenes

      1. Harry C. Dorn, James C. Duchamp
        Pages 119-135
    4. Carbon Nanotubes

      1. Brian W. Smith, David E. Luzzi
        Pages 137-182
    5. Quantum Dots

      1. A. B. Denison, Louisa J. Hope-Weeks, Robert W. Meulenberg, L. J. Terminello
        Pages 183-198
    6. Nanocomposites

      1. Robert C. Cammarata
        Pages 199-213
  5. Nanoscale and Molecular Electronics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Adcances in Microelectronics-From Microscale to Nanoscale Devices

    3. Molecular Electronics

      1. Michael Zwolak, Massimiliano Di Ventra
        Pages 261-282
    4. Single Electronics

      1. Jia Grace Lu
        Pages 261-312
  6. Nanotechnology in Magnetic Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Semiconductor Nanostructures for Quantum Computation

      1. Michael E. Flatté
        Pages 315-326
    3. Magnetoresistive Materials and Devices

      1. Olle Heinonen
        Pages 327-353
    4. Elements of Magnetic Storage

      1. Jordan A. Katine, Robert E. Fontana Jr.
        Pages 355-370
  7. Nanotechnology in Integrative Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 371-371
    2. Introduction to Integrative Systems

      1. Michael Gaitan
        Pages 373-388
    3. Nanoelectromechenical Systems

      1. Stephane Evoy, Martin Duemling, Tushar Jaruhar
        Pages 389-416
    4. Micromechanical Sensors

      1. P. G. Datskos, N. V. Lavrik, M. J. Sepaniak
        Pages 417-439
  8. Nanoscale Optoelectronics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 441-441
    2. Quantum-Confined Optoelectronic Systems

      1. Simon Fafard
        Pages 443-483
    3. Organic Optoelectronic Nanostructures

      1. J. R. Heflin
        Pages 485-504
    4. Photonic Crystals

      1. Younan Xia, Kaori Kamata, Yu Lu
        Pages 505-529
  9. Nanobiotechnology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 531-531
    2. Biomimetic Nanostructures

      1. Dennis E. Discher
        Pages 533-548
    3. Biomolecular Motors

      1. Jacob Schmidt, Carlo Montemagno
        Pages 549-574
    4. Nanofluidics

      1. Jongyoon Han
        Pages 575-597
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 599-611

About this book


Nanoscale science and technology is a young, promising field that encompasses a wide range of disciplines including physics, chemistry, biology, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, and materials science. With rapid advances in areas such as molecular electronics, synthetic biomolecular motors, DNA-based self-assembly, and manipulation of individual atoms, nanotechnology has captured the attention and imagination of researchers and the general public.
Introduction to Nanoscale Science and Technology provides a broad and thorough introduction that is aimed specifically at undergraduate seniors and early graduate students in all of the disciplines enumerated above. It will also be of value to academic, industrial, and government researchers interested in a primer in the field.
The book consists of twenty-three chapters arranged in seven sections. All chapters have been written by experts from each respective field. Exercises and general references are provided at the end of each chapter to encourage students to expand on the topics discussed in the book.


Nanomaterial Nanotube biomimetics carbon nanotubes micro- and nanofabrication microfluidics nanocomposites nanofluidics nanolithography nanomaterials nanoparticle nanotechnology quantum dots scanning probe microscopy self-assembly

Editors and affiliations

  • Massimiliano Di Ventra
    • 1
  • Stephane Evoy
    • 2
  • James R. HeflinJr.
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaSan Diego La Jolla
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Systems EngineeringThe University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburg

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-7720-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-7757-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-5744
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