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Nanoscale Physics for Materials Science

1st Edition

By Takaaki Tsurumi, Hiroyuki Hirayama, Martin Vacha, Tomoyasu Taniyama

CRC Press

288 pages | 150 B/W Illus.

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Description

Although there are many books available on the preparation, properties, and characterization of nanomaterials, few provide an interdisciplinary account of the physical phenomena that govern the novel properties of nanomaterials. Addressing this shortfall, Nanoscale Physics for Materials Science covers fundamental cross-disciplinary concepts in materials science and engineering. It presents a comprehensive description of the physical phenomena and changes that can be expected when macroscopically sized materials are reduced to the nanometer level.

The text is divided according to physical phenomena and interactions. After reviewing the necessary theoretical background, the authors address the electrical, optical, and magnetic properties as functions of size and distance. They discuss the energy spectrum, the charging effect, tunneling phenomena, electronically induced stable nanostructures, absorption and scattering, electromagnetic interactions, magnetism, ferromagnetic domain-wall-related phenomena, and spin transport in magnetic nanostructures. Problem sets are included at the end of each chapter.

Providing an excellent treatment of physical phenomena not covered in similar books, this text explores the electrical, optical, and magnetic properties of materials at the nanoscale level. It delves into the dramatic physical changes that occur on scales where the quantum nature of objects starts dominating their properties.

Table of Contents

Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics and Band Structure

Fundamentals of quantum mechanics

Electronic band structure of solids

Material properties with respect to characteristic size in nanostructures

Electronic States and Electrical Properties of Nanoscale Materials

Outline

Low dimensionality and energy spectrum

Quantization

Edge (surface) localized states

Charging effect

Tunneling phenomena

Limiting factors for size effects

Electronically induced stable nanostructures

Optical Properties and Interactions of Nanoscale Materials

Size-dependent optical properties: absorption and emission

Size-dependent optical properties: absorption and scattering

Size-dependent electromagnetic interactions: particle–particle

Size-dependent interactions: particle–light interactions in finite geometries

Magnetic and Magnetotransport Properties of Nanoscale Materials

Fundamentals of magnetism

Size and surface effects in 3D confined systems

Ferromagnetic domain-wall-related phenomena

Spin transport in magnetic nanostructures—magnetic interface effect

Index

Problems and References appear at the end of each chapter.

About the Authors

Takaaki Tsurumi is a professor in the Department of Metallurgy and Ceramics Science at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan.

Hiroyuki Hirayama is a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan.

Martin Vacha is an associate professor in the Department of Organic and Polymeric Materials at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan.

Tomoyasu Taniyama is an associate professor in the Materials and Structures Laboratory at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics
SCI077000
SCIENCE / Solid State Physics
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science