The techniques and methods that can be applied to materials characterization on the microscale are numerous and well-established. Divided into two parts, Characterization of Nanostructures provides thumbnail sketches of the most widely used techniques and methods that apply to nanostructures, and discusses typical applications to single nanoscale o
Introduction to Characterization of Nanostructures. Techniques and Methods: Electron-Optical Imaging of Nanostructures ((HR)TEM, STEM, and SEM). Electron-Optical Analytical Techniques. Photon-Optical Spectroscopy-Raman and Fluorescence. Scanning Probe Techniques and Methods. Techniques and Methods for Nanoscale Analysis of Single C60 and Other Cage Structures. Applications: Quantum Dots and Related Structures. Carbon Nanotubes and Other Tube Structures. Nanowires. Graphene and Other Monolayer Structures. Nanostructures-Strategic and Tactical Issues.