Handbook of Nanophysics: 7-Volume Set, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Handbook of Nanophysics

7-Volume Set, 1st Edition

Edited by Klaus D. Sattler

CRC Press

5,670 pages | 100 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781420075380
pub: 2010-09-17
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Breakthroughs in nanotechnology require a firm grounding in the principles of nanophysics.Providing the framework to achieve these advances, Handbook of Nanophysics is the first comprehensive reference to cover both fundamental and applied aspects of physics at the nanoscale. Pioneering scientists from preeminent academic institutions, R&D companies, and research laboratories pave the way for new innovations in nanotechnology.

Explore the frontiers of nanoscience

This seven-volume set offers a sound introduction to established fundamentals in the field as well as a summary of the most significant developments in research. After discussing the theoretical principles and measurements of nanoscale systems, the organization of the set generally follows the historical development of nanoscience. Each peer-reviewed chapter presents a didactic treatment of the physics underlying the nanoscale materials and applications along with detailed experimental results. State-of-the-art scientific content is enriched with fundamental equations and illustrations, some in color.

State-of-the-art research collected in one source

Nanophysics brings together multiple disciplines to determine the structural, electronic, optical, and thermal behavior of nanomaterials; electrical and thermal conductivity; the forces between nanoscale objects; and the transition between classical and quantum behavior. Facilitating communication across many disciplines, this landmark publication encourages scientists with disparate interests to collaborate on interdisciplinary projects and incorporate the theory and methodology of other areas into their work.

Two of the contributors, as well as the editor of this work, are faculty members at the University of Hawaii, which cited the Handbook in a recent article.

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Principles and Methods

Design and Theory. Nanoscale Systems. Thermodynamics. Nanomechanics. Nanomagnetism and Spins. Nanoscale Methods. Index.

Volume 2: Clusters and Fullerenes

Free Clusters. Clusters in Contact. Production and Stability of Carbon Fullerenes. Structure and Properties of Carbon Fullerenes. Carbon Fullerenes in Contact. Inorganic Fullerenes. Index.

Volume 3: Nanoparticles and Quantum Dots

Types of Nanoparticles. Nanoparticle Properties. Nanoparticles in Contact. Nanofluids. Quantum Dots. Index.

Volume 4: Nanotubes and Nanowires

Carbon Nanotubes. Inorganic Nanotubes. Types of Nanowires. Nanowire Arrays. Nanowire Properties. Atomic Wires and Point Contact. Nanoscale Rings. Index.

Volume 5: Functional Nanomaterials

Nanocomposites. Nanoporous and Nanocage Materials. Nanolayers. Indentation and Patterning. Nanosensors. Nano-Oscillators. Hydrogen Storage. Index.

Volume 6: Nanoelectronics and Nanophotonics

Computing and Nanoelectronic Devices. Nanoscale Transistors. Nanolithography. Optics of Nanomaterials. Nanophotonic Devices. Nanoscale Lasers. Index.

Volume 7: Nanomedicine and Nanorobotics

Nano-Bio Interfacing. Nanotoxicology. Clinical Significance of Nanosystems. Medical Imaging. Drug Delivery. Response to Nanomaterials. Cancer Therapy. Quantum Engines and Nanomotors. Nanorobotics. Index.

About the Editor

Klaus D. Sattler is a professor of physics at the University of Hawaii-Manoa in Honolulu. A pioneer in nanophysics, Dr. Sattler built the first atomic cluster source in 1980, which became a cornerstone for nanoscience and nanotechnology. In 1994, his research group at the University of Hawaii produced the first carbon nanocones. His current research focuses on novel nanomaterials, tunneling spectroscopy of quantum dots, and solar photocatalysis with nanoparticles for the purification of water. Dr. Sattler has been a recipient of the Walter Schottky Prize from the German Physical Society.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Physics
SCIENCE / Solid State Physics