Nanostructured Materials For Advanced Technological Applications: A Brief Introduction

  • W. Kulisch
  • R. Freudenstein
  • A. Ruiz
  • A. Valsesia
  • L. Sirghi
  • J. Ponti
  • P. Colpo
  • F. Rossi
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics book series (NAPSB)

In this contribution a short introduction to nanostructured materials for advanced technological applications is presented. A major aim is to demonstrate, on the one hand, the diversity of approaches, methods, techniques and solutions, which are used currently worldwide — but also by the authors of the contributions collected in this book — in the field of nano-structured materials, but also that, on the other hand, these diverse topics are based on the same principles, face similar problems, and bear similar prospects for future applications. For this reason, frequent reference is made to the contributions to this book. Some examples to illustrate current topics, advances and problems are taken from the recent work of the present home institute of the author, the NanoBioTech group of the IHCP at the JRC.

Keywords

nanostructured materials nanotechnology critical lengths SPM techniques AFM colloidal lithography microcontact printing nanocomposites nano-particles thin films semiconductor devices optoelectronic devices memories nanobiotechnology cell—surface interactions biosensors nanotoxicology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Kulisch
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. Freudenstein
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Ruiz
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Valsesia
    • 1
    • 2
  • L. Sirghi
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Ponti
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. Colpo
    • 1
    • 2
  • F. Rossi
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Nanotechnology and Molecular ImagingInstitute for Health and Consumer ProtectionIspraItaly
  2. 2.European Commission Joint Research CentreInstitute for Health and Consumer ProtectionIspraItaly

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