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

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

Hans-Jörg Fecht (Editor) , Matthias Werner (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-60433-3

Mar 2006

351 pages

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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.
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
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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