1st Edition

Handbook of Nanophysics
Principles and Methods

Edited By

Klaus D. Sattler

ISBN 9781420075403
Published September 17, 2010 by CRC Press
828 Pages 16 Color & 626 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

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


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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


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