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

Edited By

Klaus D. Sattler

ISBN 9780815384434
Published December 17, 2019 by CRC Press
370 Pages 238 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.


Table of Contents

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

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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.



"There is considerable hope for the application of nanomaterials in many fields, from nanomedicine to nanoelectronics. Editor Sattler (Univ. of Hawaii) here presents the first installment of a ten-volume series on nanoscience whose final volume (covering public policy, education, and global trends) is promised for later this year. This initial book contains 21 chapters on a variety of topics related to nanoscience, generally slanted toward theoretical concepts rather than experiment and applications (covered in later volumes). Seven chapters discuss transport theory, and another five cover numerical methods and simulations. All 21 chapters assume at least basic familiarity with their subject matter, but there is considerable variation among them in the level of experience required of readers. Chapter 12 provides a concise introduction to random matrix theory, but there is not much material on its specific applicability to nanosystems. Chapter 19 explains the use of density functional methods in nanosystems, but readers probably would need previous exposure to density functional theory. Chapter 18, on the phase behavior of nanosystems, is notably brief. Owing to the rapid pace of nanoscience research and its interdisciplinary character, this volume—and the entire series—is probably most appropriate for acquisition by institutions with active research programs in the areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology."
-M. C. Ogilvie, Washington University, CHOICE, October 2020