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The Nano-Micro Interface: Bridging the Micro and Nano Worlds

Hans-Jörg Fecht (Editor), Matthias Werner (Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-60433-3
351 pages
March 2006
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Two exciting worlds of science and technology - the nano and micro dimensions. The former is a booming new field of research, the latter the established size range for electronics, and for mutual technological benefit and future commercialization, suitable junctions need to be found.
Functional nanostructures such as DNA computers, sensors, neural interfaces, nanooptics or molecular electronics need to be wired to their 'bigger' surroundings. Coming from the opposite direction, microelectronics have experienced an unprecedented miniaturization drive in the last decade, pushing ever further down through the micro size scale towards submicron circuitry. Bringing these two worlds together is a new interdisciplinary challenge for scientists and engineers alike - recognized and substantially funded by the European Commission and other major project initiators worldwide.
This book offers a wide range of information from technologies to materials and devices as well as from research to administrative know-how collected by the editors from renowned key members of the nano/micro community.
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Table of Contents

Merging Micro- and Nanotechnology
Materials Synthesis and Applications
Nano and Micro Fabrication Technologies
Materials Characterization
Electronic Devices and MEMS Components
Markets, Regional Developments and Commercialization of Nano- and Microtechnology
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Author Information

Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Fecht is head of the Materials Division of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Ulm, director of the center for Micro- and Nanomaterials at Ulm, and also leads a group at the Institute of Nanotechnology of Research Center Karlsruhe.
He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science in 1984 from the University of Saarbrücken, then spent several years in the USA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and CIT in Pasadena. He returned to Germany to professorships in Augsburg, Berlin, and since 1997, in Ulm. He has received the G.W. Leibniz award of the German Research Foundation (DFG), and has (co-)authored more than 200 technical papers. He is co-organizer of several European conferences and on several European advisory boards.

Dr. Matthias Werner is a consultant in micro- and nanotechnology, and until recently directed the microtechnology expert team of Deutsche Bank AG. His previous occupations included consulting at VDI/VDE-IT GmbH and managing federal research programs.
He received his Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering at the Technical University of Berlin, and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters as well as given numerous invited lectures at international conferences. He is member or chairman of several international nanotechnology conferences, and the only foreigner so far to have become a member of the National Strategy Group for the UK Micro/Nano Manufacturing Initiative, which is actively establishing a funding program.
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Rated 'expert' in Materials Today, December 2004

"...the first comprehensive treatise that addresses the relationship." E-STREAMS

"... a compelling read that cuts across pure science, funding/marketing, and applications. ... Taken together, this collection of articles provides a nice breadth of important current strategies and applications across the micro- and nanoscale spectrum, and will be of interest to those working on both fundamental and applied areas. Moreover, the book will serve as a useful educational tool for young graduate students who may be encountering these topics for the first time."
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