What is What in the Nanoworld: A Handbook on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2nd, Revised and Enlarged Edition
The second, completely revised and enlarged edition of this introductory reference handbook summarizes the terms and definitions, most important phenomena, and regulations occurring in the physics, chemistry, technology, and application of nanostructures. A representative collection of fundamental terms and definitions from quantum physics and chemistry, special mathematics, organic and inorganic chemistry, solid state physics, material science and technology accompanies recommended second sources (books, reviews, websites) for an extended study of any given subject.
Each entry interprets the term or definition under consideration and briefly presents the main features of the phenomena behind it. Additional information in the form of notes ("First described in", "Recognition", "More details in") supplements the entries and gives a historical perspective of the subject with reference to further sources.
Ideal for answering questions related to unknown terms and definitions among undergraduate and PhD students studying the physics of low-dimensional structures, nanoelectronics, and nanotechnology.
Preface to the First Edition.
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A. From Abbe's principle to Axbel' - Kaner cyclotron resonance.
B. Grom B92 protocol to Burstein-Moss Shift.
C. From cage compound to cyclotron resonance.
D. From D'Alembert equation to Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction.
E. From (e,2e) reaction to Eyring equation.
F. From Fabry-Perot resonator to FWHM (full width at half maximum).
G. From gain-guided lasers to gyromagnetic frequency.
H. From habit plane to hyperelastic scattering.
I. From ideality factor to isotropy (of matter).
J. From Jahn - Teller effect to Joule's law of electric heating.
K. From Kane Model to Kuhn-Thomas-Reiche sum rule.
L. From lab-on-a-chip to Lyman series.
M. From Mach-Zender interferometer to Murrell-Mottram potential.
N. From NAA (neutron activation analysis) to Nyquist-Shannon sampling theorem.
O. From octet rule to oxide.
P. From PALM (photoactivable localization microscopy) to pyrrole.
Q. From Q-control to qubit.
R. From Rabi flopping to Rydberg gas.
S. From Saha equation to synergetics.
T. From Talbot's law to type II superconductors.
U. From ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS) to Urbach rule.
V. From vacancy to von Neumann machine.
W. From Waidner-Burgess standard to Wyckoff notation.
X. From XMCD (X-ray magnetic circular dichroism) to XRD (X-ray diffraction).
Y. From Yasukawa potential to Yukawa potential.
Z. From Zeeman effect to Zundel ion.
A list and a presentation of Scientific Journals which contain the stem Nano in their title.
Abbreviations for the scientific journals which appear as sources in the text.
Appendix - main properties of intrinsic (or lightly doped).
His research team focuses on fundamental electronic and optical properties of semiconducting silicides and low dimensional silicon based nanostructures, carrier transport in semiconductor/dielectric multiquantum wells and DNA, design of novel nanoelectronics and nanophotonic devices, quantum computing.
Stefano Ossicini is Full Professor of General Physics at the Faculty of Engineering (Reggio Emilia) of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy) and Director of the PhD School in "Physical and NanoSciences" of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. He also work a researcher within the CNR-National Institute for the Physics of Matter (INFM) at the INFM National Center S3 "nanoStructures and bioSystems at Surfaces". He graduated in Physics in 1976 at the University of Rome. From 1978 to 1982 he was active as post-doc and assistant at the Department of Theoretical Physics of the Free University in Berlin (Germany). From 1982 to 1984 researcher at the University of Calabria (Italy). 1984 he went to the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy). His research activity has mainly focused on the theory of low-dimensional- and nano- systems. In recent years the central topic of his research has been, in particular, the investigation of the structural, electronic and optical properties of semiconductor nanostructures.
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Journal of Materials Technology
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