This book provides a broad overview of nanotechnology as applied to contemporary electronics and photonics. The areas of application described are typical of what originally set off the nanotechnology revolution. An account of original research contributions from researchers all over the world, the book is extremely valuable for gaining an understanding of the latest developments in applied nanotechnology. Clearly structured and readable, the book is useful for both students and researchers alike: students can learn about the various aspects of nanotechnology, and professional researchers can update themselves on the new developments in this dynamic field.
The book covers nanoscale materials and devices for both electronics and optical technologies. The emphasis throughout is on experimental methods rather than theoretical modeling. The material will provide food for thought for researchers and research students keen to develop new technologies at the ultra-small scale and to open up new avenues for research.
Table of Contents
From Microstructures for Nanostructures, F. Rahman
Nanoscale Materials and Structures for Electronics:
Assembling Ferromagnetic Single-electron Transistors with Atomic Force Microscopy, H. Pettersson et al.
Nanoporous Alumina Templates for Nanowire Electron Devices, T.L. Wade et al.
Single-walled Carbon Nanotube Transistors, S. Kim and S. Mohammadi
Cooling with Integrated Carbon Nanotube Films, G. Tóth et al.
AC Dielectrophoresis Alignment of Gallium Nitride Nanowires, GaN NWs for Use in Device Applications, S.K. Lee et al.
Design, Fabrication, and Applications of Large-area Well-ordered Dense-array Three-dimensional Nanostructures, C.-H. Choi and C.-J. ""CJ"" Kim
UV-NIL Stamp Fabrication Techniques with Diamond-like Carbon Film, J.-H. Jeong et al.
ZnO Nanowires and Nanobelts: Structure Switch by Indium Doping, H.J. Fan
Field Emission Properties of 1-D SiC Nanostructures, G.-Z. Shen and D. Chen
Nanoscale Materials and Structures for Photonics:
Manipulating the Optical Properties of Individual and Arrays of Gold Nanopyramids, J. Lee et al.
Properties of Gold Nanoantennas in the Infrared, F. Neubrech et al.
Three-dimensional Holographic Polymeric Photonic Crystal Operating in the Optical communication Window, J.-Q. Chen and R.T. Chen
Continuous Roll Nano-imprinting Technology for Large-scale Nano- and Microstructures, S. Kang et al.
Fabrication and Characterization of Two-dimensional ZnO Photonic Nanostructrures, J.-B. Cui
Visible Light Emission from Innate Silicon Nanoparticles in Silicon-compound Films Grown at Low Temperatures, Z.-X. Cao
"The book Nanostructures in Electronics and Photonics, edited by Faiz Rahman, focuses on nanostructures and nanomaterials in the areas of electronics and photonics, two of the most promising and important fields. The book covers a variety of exemplar nanostructures, including nanoparticles, shaped nanoparticles (nanopyramids, nanobelts), nanowires, nanotubes, thin films, and ordered 2D and 3D structures. The structures discussed are composed of metals (especially gold), metal oxides (e.g., ZnO), polymers, and carbon nanotubes … Overall, this is a book that focuses on nanoelectronics and nanophotonics, which is good for novice researchers who can quickly grasp the related information in various research fields. It is also a good reference book for students to use in graduate-level courses on nanoelectronics or nanophotonics, or survey courses on nanotechnology."
—Prof. Zhiyong Gu, Journal of Nanophotonics
"I am very impressed with the presentation of information in this book. The information contained is on the edge of current technology in which there are not many books available yet. I find the pictures informative and of high quality. The text is very well written and it actually reads like a novel. There are valuable explanations on how the work was done — that can be helpful for researchers who wish to start in this field. This is a book I will recommend to my students who are taking my advanced electronics device course. It will make very interesting background reading. Finally this is a reference work I can use. I recommend this book to the general public, anyone with an interest on developments in the field of nanotechnology, especially those who are keen to become involved in this field."
—Dr. Kristel Fobelets, Imperial College London, UK