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Nanophysics and Nanotechnology: An Introduction to Modern Concepts in Nanoscience, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-3-527-61898-9
308 pages
July 2008
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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, recognition in the extra chapters of the acceleration toward alternative forms of nanoelectronics. Additional problems have also been provided.

* Free solutions manual available for lecturers at www.wiley-vch.de/supplements/
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Systematic of Making Things Smaller
3. What are Limits to Smallness?
4. Quantum Nature of the Nanoworld
5. Quantum Consequences for the Macroworld
6. Self-assembled Nanostructures in Nature and Industry
7. Physics-based Experimental Approaches to Nanofabrication and Nanotechnology
8. Quantum Technologies Based on Magnetism, Electron Spin, Superconductivity
9. Silicon Nanoelectonics and Beyond
10. Looking into the Future
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Author Information

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. 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 Senior Physicist and Research Associate at Kodak Research Labs in Rochester, New York.
In 2007, Professor Wolf was honored with the "Jacobs Excellence in Education Award" by the Polytechnical University New York.
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New to This Edition

- expanded by about 30 %
- sections on the use of DNA as organizing stratagem in self-assembly, silicon nanowires, comments on new success toward human cloning, achievement of self-replication in a primitive set of electromechanical robots, recognition in extra chapters of acceleration toward alternative forms of nanoelectronics
- additional problems have been provided
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Reviews

"Zusammenfassend ist festzustellen, dass dem Autor ... ein individuell gestaltetes einführendes Lehrbuch gelungen ist. Es eignet sich - nicht zuletzt dank der enthaltenen Übungsaufgaben - bestens zur Vorlesungsbegleitung für Studierende der Natur- und Ingenieurwissenschaften sowie auch spezieller nanotechnologisch orientierter Studiengänge."
U. Hartmann, Physik Journal 4/2005
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