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Handbook of Nanophysics

Nanotubes and Nanowires, 1st Edition

Edited by Klaus D. Sattler

CRC Press

784 pages | 16 Color Illus. | 613 B/W Illus.

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Intensive research on fullerenes, nanoparticles, and quantum dots in the 1990s led to interest in nanotubes and nanowires in subsequent years. Handbook of Nanophysics: Nanotubes and Nanowires focuses on the fundamental physics and latest applications of these important nanoscale materials and structures. Each peer-reviewed chapter contains a broad-based introduction and enhances understanding of the state-of-the-art scientific content through fundamental equations and illustrations, some in color.

This volume first covers key aspects of carbon nanotubes, including quantum and electron transport, isotope engineering, and fluid flow, before exploring inorganic nanotubes, such as spinel oxide nanotubes, magnetic nanotubes, and self-assembled peptide nanostructures. It then focuses on germanium, gallium nitride, gold, polymer, and organic nanowires and their properties. The book also discusses nanowire arrays, nanorods, atomic wires, monatomic chains, ultrathin gold nanowires, and several nanorings, including superconducting, ferromagnetic, and quantum dot nanorings.

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.

Table of Contents

Carbon Nanotubes

Pristine and Filled Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, Zujin Shi, Zhiyong Wang, and Zhennan Gu

Quantum Transport in Carbon Nanotubes, Kalman Varga

Electron Transport in Carbon Nanotubes, Na Young Kim

Thermal Conductance of Carbon Nanotubes, Li Shi

Terahertz Radiation from Carbon Nanotubes, Andrei M. Nemilentsau, Gregory Ya. Slepyan, Sergey A. Maksimenko, Oleg V. Kibis, and Mikhail E. Portnoi

Isotope Engineering in Nanotube Research, Ferenc Simon

Raman Spectroscopy of sp2 Nano-Carbons, Mildred S. Dresselhaus, Gene Dresselhaus, and Ado Jorio

Dispersions and Aggregation of Carbon Nanotubes, Jeffery R. Alston, Harsh Chaturvedi, Michael W. Forney, Natalie Herring, and Jordan C. Poler

Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes for Assembly, Igor Vasiliev

Carbon Nanotube Y-Junctions, Prabhakar R. Bandaru

Fluid Flow in Carbon Nanotubes, Max Whitby and Nick Quirke

Inorganic Nanotubes

Inorganic Fullerenes and Nanotubes, Andrey Enyashin and Gotthard Seifert

Spinel Oxide Nanotubes and Nanowires, Hong Jin Fan

Magnetic Nanotubes, Eugenio E. Vogel, Patricio Vargas, Dora Altbir, and Juan Escrig

Self-Assembled Peptide Nanostructures, Lihi Adler-Abramovich and Ehud Gazit

Types of Nanowires

Germanium Nanowires, Sanjay V. Khare, Sunil Kumar R. Patil, and Suneel Kodambaka

One-Dimensional Metal Oxide Nanostructures, Binni Varghese, Chorng Haur Sow, and Chwee Teck Lim

Gallium Nitride Nanowires, Catherine Stampfl and Damien J. Carter

Gold Nanowires, Edison Z. da Silva, Antonio J.R. da Silva, and Adalberto Fazzio

Polymer Nanowires, Atikur Rahman and Milan K. Sanyal

Organic Nanowires, Frank Balzer, Morten Madsen, Jakob Kjelstrup-Hansen, Manuela Schiek, and Horst-Gunter Rubahn

Nanowire Arrays

Magnetic Nanowire Arrays, Adekunle O. Adeyeye and Sarjoosing Goolaup

Networks of Nanorods, Tanja Schilling, Swetlana Jungblut, and Mark A. Miller

Nanowire Properties

Mechanical Properties of GaN Nanowires, Zhiguo Wang, Fei Gao, Xiaotao Zu, Jingbo Li, and William J. Weber

Optical Properties of Anisotropic Metamaterial Nanowires, Wentao Trent Lu and Srinivas Sridhar

Thermal Transport in Semiconductor Nanowires, Padraig Murphy and Joel E. Moore

The Wigner Transition in Nanowires, David Hughes, Robinson Cortes-Huerto, and Pietro Ballone

Spin Relaxation in Quantum Wires, Paul Wenk and Stefan Kettemann

Quantum Magnetic Oscillations in Nanowires, A. Sasha Alexandrov, Victor V. Kabanov, and Iorwerth O. Thomas

Spin-Density Wave in a Quantum Wire, Oleg A. Starykh

Spin Waves in Ferromagnetic Nanowires and Nanotubes, Hock Siah Lim and Meng Hau Kuok

Optical Antenna Effects in Semiconductor Nanowires, Jian Wu and Peter C. Eklund

Theory of Quantum Ballistic Transport in Nanowire Cross-Junctions, Kwok Sum Chan

Atomic Wires and Point Contact

Atomic Wires, Nicolas Agrait

Monatomic Chains, Roel H.M. Smit and Jan M. van Ruitenbeek

Ultrathin Gold Nanowires, Takeo Hoshi, Yusuke Iguchi, and Takeo Fujiwara

Electronic Transport through Atomic-Size Point Contacts, Elke Scheer

Quantum Point Contact in Two-Dimensional Electron Gas, Igor V. Zozoulenko and Siarhei Ihnatsenka

Nanoscale Rings

Nanorings, Katla Sai Krishna and Muthusamy Eswaramoorthy

Superconducting Nanowires and Nanorings, Andrei D. Zaikin

Switching Mechanism in Ferromagnetic Nanorings, Wen Zhang and Stephan Haas

Quantum Dot Nanorings, Ioan Baldea and Lorenz S. Cederbaum


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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SCIENCE / Physics
SCIENCE / Solid State Physics