Nanostructures: Synthesis, Functional Properties and Applications

  • Thomas Tsakalakos
  • Ilya A. Ovid’ko
  • Asuri K. Vasudevan

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 128)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Nanostructures and Nanotechnology

  3. Synthesis of Nanostructures

    1. Mamoun Muhammed
      Pages 37-79
    2. R. Stanley Williams, Gilberto Medeiros-Ribeiro
      Pages 81-93
    3. Vladimir V. Tsukruk
      Pages 95-109
    4. A. B. Bourlinos, N. Boukos, D. Petridis
      Pages 111-116
  4. Nanobiotechnology

    1. S. C. Goheen, K. A. Gaither, A. R. Rayburn
      Pages 117-137
  5. Processing and Consolidation

  6. Modelling and Mechanical Behaviour

    1. H. Van Swygenhoven, P. M. Derlet, A. Hasnaoui, M. Samaras
      Pages 155-167
    2. S. Pommier, A. Phelippeau, C. Prioul
      Pages 179-204
  7. Mechanical Properties of Nanomaterials

    1. R. Z. Valiev, I. V. Alexandrov
      Pages 239-249
    2. A. Phelippeau, S. Pommier, C. Prioul, M. Clavel
      Pages 251-270
  8. Nanocrystallization and Phase Transformations in Nanostructured Materials

  9. Nanostructured Films and Coatings

    1. A. E. Romanov
      Pages 339-352
    2. S. E. Romankov, B. N. Mukashev
      Pages 353-361
    3. G. Kiriakidis, H. Ouacha, N. Katsarakis
      Pages 363-382
    4. Yu. V. Bykov, S. V. Egorov, A. G. Eremeev, K. I. Rybakov, N. A. Zharova, M. A. Lobaev et al.
      Pages 413-426
  10. Characterization of Functionalized Nanostructures

  11. Magnetic Properties of Nanostructures

  12. Tem Characterization of Nanostructures

    1. A. L. Kolesnikova, V. Klemm, P. Klimanek, A. E. Romanov
      Pages 533-541
  13. Quantum Dots

    1. V. M. Ustinov
      Pages 543-559
  14. Nanowires

    1. V. M. Fedosyuk
      Pages 561-583
  15. Ferroelectric Properties of Nanomaterials

    1. J. F. Scott
      Pages 584-600
  16. Optical and Electronic Properties of Nanostructures

    1. A. I. Kleps, A. Angelescu, M. Miu, M. Simion, A. Bragaru, M. Avram
      Pages 639-648
    2. S. Litvinenko, A. Kozinetz, V. Skryshevsky, O. Tretyak
      Pages 649-654
  17. Applications of Nanostructures

    1. T. Tsakalakos, R. L. Lehman, T. N. Nosker, J. D. Idol, R. Renfree, J. Lynch et al.
      Pages 675-689
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 691-694

About these proceedings


The Advanced Study Institute on Synthesis, Functional Properties and Applications of Nanostructures, held at the Knossos Royal Village, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, July 26, 2002 - August 4, 2002, successfully reviewed the state-of-the-art of nanostructures and nanotechnology. It was concluded that Nanotechnology is widely agreed to be the research focus that will lead to the next generation of breakthroughs in science and engineering. There are three cornerstones to the expectation that Nanotechnology will yield revolutionary advances in understanding and application: • Breakthroughs in properties that arise from materials fabricated from the nanoscale. • Synergistic behavior that arise from the combination of disparate types of materials (soft vs. hard, organic vs. inorganic, chemical vs. biological vs. solid state) at the nanoscale. • Exploitation of natural (e.g. chemical and biological) assembly mechanisms that can accomplish structural control at the nanoscale. It is expected that this will lead to paradigms for assembling bio-inspired functional systems that accomplish desirable properties that are either unavailable or prohibitively expensive using top-down approaches.


ceramics continuum mechanics deformation electron microscopy ferroelectrics iron metals microscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Tsakalakos
    • 1
  • Ilya A. Ovid’ko
    • 2
  • Asuri K. Vasudevan
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Ceramic & Materials EngineeringRutgers UniversityPiscatawayUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Problems for Mechanical EngineeringRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.Materials DivisionOffice of Naval Research ArlingtonArlingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1753-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-1019-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609
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