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Handbook of Nanophysics

Principles and Methods, 1st Edition

Edited by Klaus D. Sattler

CRC Press

828 pages | 16 Color Illus. | 626 B/W Illus.

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Covering the key theories, tools, and techniques of this dynamic field, Handbook of Nanophysics: Principles and Methods elucidates the general theoretical principles and measurements of nanoscale systems. 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 explores the theories involved in nanoscience. It also discusses the properties of nanomaterials and nanosystems, including superconductivity, thermodynamics, nanomechanics, and nanomagnetism. In addition, leading experts describe basic processes and methods, such as atomic force microscopy, STM-based techniques, photopolymerization, photoisomerization, soft x-ray holography, and molecular imaging.

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.


This is the first volume of a seven-volume handbook that employs a tutorial style … to provide a broad, scientifically literate readership with an introduction to fundamental and applied aspects of nanophysics. …

SciTech Book News, February 2011

Table of Contents

Design and Theory

The Quantum Nature of Nanoscience, Marvin L. Cohen

Theories for Nanomaterials to Realize a Sustainable Future, Rodion V. Belosludov, Natarajan S. Venkataramanan, Hiroshi Mizuseki, Oleg S. Subbotin, Ryoji Sahara, Vladimir R. Belosludov, and Yoshiyuki Kawazoe

Tools for Predicting the Properties of Nanomaterials, James R. Chelikowsky

Design of Nanomaterials by Computer Simulations, Vijay Kumar

Predicting Nanocluster Structures, John D. Head

Nanoscale Systems

The Nanoscale Free-Electron Model, Daniel F. Urban, Jerome Burki, Charles A. Stafford, and Hermann Grabert

Small-Scale Nonequilibrium Systems, Peder C.F. Moller and Lene B. Oddershede

Nanoionics, Joachim Maier

Nanoscale Superconductivity, Francois M. Peeters, Arkady A. Shanenko, and Mihail D. Croitoru

One-Dimensional Quantum Liquids, Kurt Schonhammer

Nanofluidics of Thin Liquid Films, Markus Rauscher and Siegfried Dietrich

Capillary Condensation in Confined Media, Elisabeth Charlaix and Matteo Ciccotti

Dynamics at the Nanoscale, A. Marshall Stoneham and Jacob L. Gavartin

Electrochemistry and Nanophysics, Werner Schindler


Nanothermodynamics, Vladimir Garcia-Morales, Javier Cervera, and Jose A. Manzanares

Statistical Mechanics in Nanophysics, Jurij Avsec, Greg F. Naterer, and Milan Marčič

Phonons in Nanoscale Objects, Arnaud Devos

Melting of Finite-Sized Systems, Dilip Govind Kanhere and Sajeev Chacko

Melting Point of Nanomaterials, Pierre Letellier, Alain Mayaffre, and Mireille Turmine

Phase Changes of Nanosystems, R. Stephen Berry

Thermodynamic Phase Stabilities of Nanocarbon, Qing Jiang and Shuang Li


Computational Nanomechanics, Wing Kam Liu, Eduard G. Karpov, and Yaling Liu

Nanomechanical Properties of the Elements, Nicola M. Pugno

Mechanical Models for Nanomaterials, Igor A. Guz, Jeremiah J. Rushchitsky, and Alexander N. Guz

Nanomagnetism and Spins

Nanomagnetism in Otherwise Nonmagnetic Materials, Tatiana Makarova

Laterally Confined Magnetic Nanometric Structures, Sergio Valeri, Alessandro di Bona, and Gian Carlo Gazzadi

Nanoscale Dynamics in Magnetism, Yves Acremann and Hans Christoph Siegmann

Spins in Organic Semiconductor Nanostructures, Sandipan Pramanik, Bhargava Kanchibotla, and Supriyo Bandyopadhyay

Nanoscale Methods

Nanometrology, Stergios Logothetidis

Aerosol Methods for Nanoparticle Synthesis and Characterization, Andreas Schmidt-Ott

Tomography of Nanostructures, Gunter Mobus and Zineb Saghi

Local Probes: Pushing the Limits of Detection and Interaction, Adam Z. Stieg and James K. Gimzewski

Quantitative Dynamic Atomic Force Microscopy, Robert W. Stark and Martin Stark

STM-Based Techniques Combined with Optics, Hidemi Shigekawa, Osamu Takeuchi, Yasuhiko Terada, and Shoji Yoshida

Contact Experiments with a Scanning Tunneling Microscope, Jorg Kroger

Fundamental Process of Near-Field Interaction, Hirokazu Hori and Tetsuya Inoue

Near-Field Photopolymerization and Photoisomerization, Renaud Bachelot, Jerome Plain, and Olivier Soppera

Soft X-Ray Holography for Nanostructure Imaging, Andreas Scherz

Single-Biomolecule Imaging, Tsumoru Shintake

Amplified Single-Molecule Detection, Ida Grundberg, Irene Weibrecht, and Ulf Landegren


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