Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. Introduction

    1. Bharat Bhushan
      Pages 1-6
  3. Nanostructures, Micro/Nanofabrication, and Micro/Nanodevices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Marc Monthioux, Philippe Serp, Emmanuel Flahaut, Manitra Razafinimanana, Christophe Laurent, Alain Peigney et al.
      Pages 39-98
    3. Mildred S. Dresselhaus, Yu-Ming Lin, Oded Rabin, Marcie R. Black, Gene Dresselhaus
      Pages 99-146
    4. Babak Ziaie, Antonio Baldi, Massood Z. Atashbar
      Pages 147-184
    5. Christian A. Zorman, Mehran Mehregany
      Pages 203-224
    6. Darrin J. Young, Christian A. Zorman, Mehran Mehregany
      Pages 225-252
    7. Chong H. Ahn, Jin-Woo Choi
      Pages 253-278
    8. Stephen C. Lee, Mark Ruegsegger, Philip D. Barnes, Bryan R. Smith, Mauro Ferrari
      Pages 279-322
  4. Scanning Probe Microscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Jason H. Hafner
      Pages 371-384
    3. Seizo Morita, Franz J. Giessibl, Yasuhiro Sugawara, Hirotaka Hosoi, Koichi Mukasa, Akira Sasahara et al.
      Pages 385-411
    4. Markus Morgenstern, Alexander Schwarz, Udo D. Schwarz
      Pages 413-447
    5. André Schirmeisen, Boris Anczykowski, Harald Fuchs
      Pages 449-473
    6. Peter Hinterdorfer
      Pages 475-494
  5. Nanotribology and Nanomechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 495-495
    2. Marina Ruths, Alan D. Berman, Jacob N. Israelachvili
      Pages 543-603
    3. Enrico Gnecco, Roland Bennewitz, Oliver Pfeiffer, Anisoara Socoliuc, Ernst Meyer
      Pages 631-660
    4. Andrzej J. Kulik, András Kis, Gérard Gremaud, Stefan Hengsberger, Philippe K. Zysset, Lásló Forró
      Pages 661-685
    5. Martin H. Müser, Mark O. Robbins
      Pages 717-738
    6. Rob Phillips, Prashant K. Purohit, Jané Kondev
      Pages 739-762
    7. Bharat Bhushan
      Pages 763-787
  6. Molecularly Thick Films for Lubrication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 789-789
    2. Bharat Bhushan, Huiwen Liu
      Pages 861-882
    3. René M. Overney, George W. Tyndall, Jane Frommer
      Pages 883-896
  7. Industrial Applications and Microdevice Reliability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 897-897
    2. Dror Sarid, Brendan McCarthy, Ghassan E. Jabbour
      Pages 899-920
    3. Gerd K. Binnig, Giovanni Cherubini, Michel Despont, Urs T. Dürig, Evangelos Eleftheriou, Haralampos Pozidis et al.
      Pages 921-950
    4. Roberto Horowitz, Tsung-Lin Chen, Kenn Oldham, Yunfeng Li
      Pages 951-981
    5. Martin L. Dunn, Shawn J. Cunningham
      Pages 1039-1081
    6. Yu-Ting Cheng, Liwei Lin
      Pages 1111-1132
  8. Social and Ethical Implication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1135-1135
    2. William Sims Bainbridge
      Pages 1135-1151
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 1153-1221

About this book


Since 2004 the Springer Handbook of Nanotechnology has established itself as the definitive reference in the Nanoscience field.  It integrates the knowledge from nanofabrication, nanomechanics, materials science, and reliability engineering in just one volume. Reflecting further developments, the new edition has grown from six to eight parts and from 38 to 58 chapters. Existing chapters have been thoroughly updated and new material has been added to cover developing fields such as bionanotechnology, nanorobotics, and NEMS/MEMS reliability. This classic reference book addresses mechanical and electrical engineers, materials scientists, physicists and chemists who work either in the nano area or in a field that is or will be influenced by this new key technology.

From the reviews of the first edition:

"The strong point is its focus on many of the practical aspects of nanotechnology... Anyone working in or learning about the field of nanotechnology would find this an excellent working handbook.’’ IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine

"Outstandingly succeeds in its aim… It really is a magnificent volume and every scientific library and nanotechnology group should have a copy." Materials World

"The integrity and authoritativeness… is guaranteed by an experienced editor and an international team of authors which have well summarized in their chapters information on fundamentals and applications." Polymer News

Key Topics

    • Nanostructures
    • Nanomechanics
    • NEMS /MEMS
    • Micro/Nanofabrication
    • Micro/Nanodevice Reliability
    • Scanning Probe and Force Microscopies
    • Nanotribology and Nanorheology
    • Nanorobotics
    • Molecular Technology
    • Bionanotechnology
    • Therapeutic Nanodevices
    • Industrial Applications
    • Social and Ethical Aspects


  • Covers basic concepts, theory, materials, properties, and fabrication.
  • Contains over 1500 two-color illustrations
  • Numerous comprehensive materials data tables.
  • Features exhaustive references to approved data.
  • A detailed index and fully searchable CD-ROM guarantee quick access to data.



MRWCat2006 NEMS/MEMS Nanodevices Nanofabrication Nanomaterials Nanomechanics Nanostructures Nanosystems Nanotribology Reliability of Nanosystems Scanning Probe Microscopy Self-Assembled Monolayers Surfaces Thin Films bionanotechnology carbon nanotube material materials mechanics microfluidics microstructure nanomaterial nanoscience nanostructure nanotechnology structures surface thin films tribology

Editors and affiliations

  • Bharat Bhushan
    • 1
  1. 1.Nanotribology Laboratory for Information Storage and MEMS/NEMSThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-01218-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-29838-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-8692
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-8706
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