1st Edition

21st Century Nanoscience – A Handbook Nanophysics Sourcebook (Volume One)

Edited By Klaus D. Sattler Copyright 2020
    372 Pages 238 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    370 Pages 238 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This up-to-date reference is the most comprehensive summary of the field of nanoscience and its applications. It begins with fundamental properties at the nanoscale and then goes well beyond into the practical aspects of the design, synthesis, and use of nanomaterials in various industries. It emphasizes the vast strides made in the field over the past decade – the chapters focus on new, promising directions as well as emerging theoretical and experimental methods. The contents incorporate experimental data and graphs where appropriate, as well as supporting tables and figures with a tutorial approach.


    1 Theoretical Atto-nano Physics

    M. F. Ciappina and M. Lewenstein

    2 The de Broglie Wave Nature of Molecules, Clusters and Nanoparticles

    Stefan Gerlich, Stefan Kuhn, Armin Shayeghi, and Markus Arndt

    3 Electromagnetic Nanonetworks

    Md. Humaun Kabir and Kyung Sup Kwak

    4 Nanoscale Energy Transport

    Jafar Ghazanfarian, Zahra Shomali and Shiyun Xiong

    5 Coulomb Effects and Exotic Charge Transport in Nanostructured Materials

    Monique Tie and Al-Amin Dhirani

    6 Spin-Dependent Thermoelectric Currents in Nanostructures (Tunnel Junctions, Thin Films, Small Rings and Quantum Dots)

    K.H. Bennemann

    7 Joule Heat Generation by Electric Current in Nanostructures

    S. V. Gantsevich and V. L. Gurevich

    8 Quantum Transport Simulations of Nano-systems: An Introduction to the Green's

    Function Approach

    Andrea Droghetti and Ivan Rungger

    9 Transient Quantum Transport in Nanostructures

    Pei-Yun Yang, Yu-Wei Huang, and Wei-Min Zhang

    10 Thermal Transport in Nanofilms

    Yu-Chao Hua, Dao-Sheng Tang, and Bing-Yang Cao

    11 Thermal Transport and Phonon Coherence in Phononic Nanostructures

    Juan Sebastian Reparaz and Markus R. Wagner

    12 Quantum Chaotic Systems and Random Matrix Theory

    Akhilesh Pandey, Avanish Kumar, and Sanjay Puri

    13 Topological Constraint Theory and Rigidity of Glasses

    Mathieu Bauchy

    14 Topological Descriptors of Carbon Nanostructures

    Sakander Hayat

    15 Numerical Methods for Large-Scale Electronic State Calculation on Supercomputer

    Takeo Hoshi, Yusaku Yamamoto, Tomohiro Sogabe, Kohei Shimamura, Fuyuki Shimojo,

    Aiichiro Nakano, Rajiv Kalia, and Priya Vashishta

    16 Atomistic Simulation of Disordered Nano-electronics

    Youqi Ke

    17 Ab Initio Simulations of Carboxylated Nanomaterials

    Vivian Machado de Menezes and Ivi Valentini Lara

    18 Phase Behavior of Atomic and Molecular Nanosystems

    R. Stephen Berry

    19 Exact solutions in the Density Functional Theory (DFT) and Time-Dependent DFT of

    Mesoscopic Systems

    Vladimir U. Nazarov

    20 Molecular Simulation of Porous Graphene

    Ziqi Tian, Haoran Guo, Liang Chen, and Chad Priest

    21 Metallic Nanoglasses Investigated by Molecular Dynamics Simulations

    D. Sopu and O. Adjaoud


    Klaus D. Sattler pursued his undergraduate and master’s courses at the University of Karlsruhe in Germany. He received his PhD under the guidance of Professors G. Busch and H.C. Siegmann at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. He was at the University of California, Berkeley, for three years as a Heisenberg fellow, where he initiated the first studies of atomic clusters on surfaces with a scanning tunneling microscope. Dr. Sattler accepted a position as professor of physics at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, in 1988. In 1994, his group produced the first carbon nanocones. His current work focuses on novel nanomaterials and solar photocatalysis with nanoparticles for the purification of water. He is the editor of the sister references, Carbon Nanomaterials Sourcebook (2016) and Silicon Nanomaterials Sourcebook (2017), as well as Fundamentals of Picoscience (2014). Among his many other accomplishments, Dr. Sattler was awarded the prestigious Walter Schottky Prize from the German Physical Society in 1983. At the University of Hawaii, he teaches courses in general physics, solid state physics, and quantum mechanics.