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Nanophysics and Nanotechnology An Introduction to Modern Concepts in Nanoscience

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ISBN-10: 3527406514

ISBN-13: 9783527406517

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Edward L. Wolf

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With the second edition of his highly successful textbook 'Nanophysics and Nanotechnology', the author has once more provided a unique, self-contained introduction to the physical concepts, techniques and applications of nanoscale systems by covering its entire spectrum from the latest examples right up to single-electron and molecular electronics. The book is basically at the level of an upper level undergraduate engineering or science student. New sections have been added on the use of DNA as an organizing stratagem in self-assembly, silicon nanowires, comments on the new success toward human cloning, the achievement of self-replication in a primitive set of electromechanical robots,…    
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List price: $90.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/27/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 308
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Edward Wolf is Professor of Physics at the Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, New York. His research interests are in electron tunneling phenomena, superconductivity, and uses of scanning tunneling microscopes. He is the author of over one hundred research articles primarily in those areas. Dr. Wolf has served as Department Head in Physics at Polytechnic University and also as Program Director in Condensed Matter Physics in the Division of Materials Research at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia. He has held previous positions as Professor of Physics at Iowa State University, Senior Physicist at the Ames Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy in Ames, Iowa, and…    

Preface to 1st Edition
Nanometers, Micrometers, Millimeters
Moore's Law
Esaki's Quantum Tunneling Diode
Quantum Dots of ManyColors
GMR 100Gb Hard Drive "Read" Heads
Accelerometers in your Car
Nanopore Filters
Nanoscale Elements in Traditional Technologies
Systematics of Making Things Smaller, Pre-quantum
Mechanical Frequencies Increase in Small Systems
Scaling Relations Illustrated by a Simple Harmonic Oscillator
Scaling Relations Illustrated by imple Circuit Elements
Thermal Time Constants and Temperature Differences Decrease
Viscous Forces Become Dominant for Small Particles in Fluid Media
Frictional Forces can Disappear in Symmetric Molecular Scale Systems
What are Limits to Smallness?3.1 Particle (Quantum) Nature of Matter: Photons, Electrons, Atoms, Molecules
Biological Examples of Nanomotors and Nanodevices
Linear Spring Motors
Linear Engines on Tracks
Ion Channels, the Nanotransistors of Biology
How Small can you Make it?3.3.1 What are the Methods for Making Small Objects?3.3.2 How Can you See What you Want to Make?3.3.3 How Can you Connect it to the Outside World?3.3.4 If you Can't See it or Connect to it, Can you Make it Self-assemble and Work on its Own?3.3.5 Approaches to Assemblyof Small Three-dimensional Objects
Use of DNA Strands in Guiding Self-assemblyof Nanometer Size Structures
Quantum Nature of the Nanoworld
Bohr's Model of the Nuclear Atom
Quantization of Angular Momentum
Extensions of Bohr's Model
Particle-wave Nature of Light and Matter, DeBroglie Formulas k= h/p, E = hm
Wavefunction W for Electron, ProbabilityDensity Wa??W, Traveling and Standing Waves
Maxwell's Equations; E and B as Wavefunctions for Photons, Optical Fiber Modes
The Heisenberg UncertaintyPrinciple
Schrodinger Equation, Quantum States and Energies, Barrier Tunneling
Schrodinger Equations in one Dimension
The Trapped Particle in one Dimension
Reflection and Tunneling at a Potential Step
Penetration of a Barrier, Escape Time from a Well, Resonant Tunneling Diode
Trapped Particles in Two and Three Dimensions: Quantum Dot
2D Bands and Quantum Wires
The Simple Harmonic Oscillator
Schrodinger Equation in Spherical Polar Coordinates
The Hydrogen Atom, One-electron Atoms, Excitons
Magnetic Moments
Magnetization and Magnetic Susceptibility
Positronium and Excitons
Fermions, Bosons and Occupation Rules
Quantum Consequences for the Macroworld
Chemical Table of the Elements
Nano-symmetry, Di-atoms, and Ferromagnets
Indistinguishable Particles, and their Exchange
The Hydrogen Molecule, Di-hydrogen: the Covalent Bond
More Purely Nanophysical Forces: van der Waals, Casimir, and Hydrogen Bonding
The Polar and van der Waals Fluctuation Forces
The Casimir Force
The Hydrogen Bond