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Spin Dependent Transport in Magnetic Nanostructures by siebo — last modified September 22, 2009 - 12:06
<p>In magnetic systems of nano-meter size, the interplay between spin and charge of electrons provides unique transport phenomena. In magnetic superlattices, magnetic and non-magnetic metallic thin films with thickness of the order of one nano-meter are piled-up alternately. Since the discovery of giant magnetoresistance (GMR) in these superlattices in 1988, spin dependent transport phenomena in magnetic nanostructures have received much attention from both academic and technological points of view.</p><p>Ferromagnetic tunnel junctions made of ferromagnetic metal electrodes and a very thin insulating barrier between them are also of current interest as magnetoresistive devices, where the tunneling current depends on the relative orientation of magnetization (TMR). In addition to magnetic superlattices and magnetic tunnel junctions, magnetic granular systems and magnetic dots have been studied extensively as magnetoresistive systems.</p><p>Edited by two of the world's leading authorities, Spin Dependent Transport in Magnetic Nanostructures introduces and explains the basic physics and applications of a variety of spin-dependent transport phenomena in magnetic nanostructures with particular emphasis on magnetic multilayers and magnetic tunnel junctions.</p>
Atomic and Molecular Clusters by siebo — last modified September 22, 2009 - 12:32
<p>Cluster physics is the foundation of the increasingly important field of nanotechnology. Clusters, ranging in size from a few to many millions of atoms, constitute a fascinating field of research in physics, chemistry and materials science. They are formed by most of the elements of the Periodic Table, and the types of bonding and the resultant clusters are equally as varied.</p><p>This book introduces atomic clusters, ranging from weakly-bonded clusters of argon to strongly-bonded carbon clusters and metal nano-particles. It includes worked examples to enable lecturers and students to gauge their understanding and progress. Atomic and Molecular Clusters describes the experimental generation, detection and interrogation of clusters and theoretical approaches developed to aid understanding of their physical properties. It classifies clusters according to their bonding types and gives examples of present and possible future applications of clusters in electronic, optical and magnetic devices.</p>
Activated Carbon Adsorption by siebo — last modified August 12, 2009 - 14:42
High surface area, a microporous structure, and a high degree of surface reactivity make activated carbons versatile adsorbents, particularly effective in the adsorption of organic and inorganic pollutants from aqueous solutions. Activated Carbon Adsorption introduces the parameters and mechanisms involved in the activated carbon adsorption of organic and inorganic compounds. This text brings together the most significant research on surface structure and processes, adsorption theories and isotherm equations, and applications from the latest literature on carbon adsorption. The book clearly explains the surface-related interactions of activated carbons, their energetics, and the applicability of adsorption isotherm equations and their deviation from adsorption data. It then explores numerous applications in a wide range of areas, such as nuclear technology, vacuum technology, food technology, pharmaceuticals and medicine, gas storage, oil refining, and environmental remediation. Topics include: oils and fats, molecular sieves, refining of liquid fuels, pesticides, dyes, drugs, and toxins. Three chapters are dedicated to environmental applications, including the adsorption of halogenated organic compounds and the removal of hazardous gases and vapors, organo-sulphur compounds, and other inorganic compounds from wastewater and groundwater. Activated Carbon Adsorption presents a complete survey of the growing number of state-of-the-art applications supported by a compilation of the latest perspectives in research concerning carbon surfaces and their adsorption processes from aqueous solutions. Its unified approach promotes further research towards improving and developing newer activated carbon adsorbents and processes for the efficient removal of pollutants from drinking water and industrial effluents.
Thorsen, Todd by Editor1 — last modified January 22, 2007 - 08:31
Dr. Thorsen's current research interests include: Microfluidics, Medical Diagnostics, Polymer Physics, and Emulsion Rheology.
Nanostructured Silicon-based Powders and Composites by siebo — last modified September 14, 2009 - 11:21
<p>In recent years an increasing interest has been devoted to nanostructured composites. This attention is largely due to exciting possible applications ranging from new catalysts to the preparation of nanocomposites ceramics, with significant improvements in their properties.</p><p> This book provides a comprehensive survey of French contributions to the synthesis of nano-sized powders and the production of nano-structures Silicon-Based composites by liquid-phase sintering using nano-sized powders where interfaces play a decisive role for the evolution of properties. It focuses on a series of identical materials including preparation conditions, physical and chemical analysis, preparation and mechanical property determination of silicon-based nanocomposites.</p><p>Edited by well-known experts in the field of research, the content of Nanostructured Silicon-Based Powders and Composites is very detailed and strongly interdisciplinary and will be valuable for a broad readership in research and education.</p>
Nano Science and Technology: Novel Structures and Phenomena by siebo — last modified September 22, 2009 - 12:11
<p>Nanoscience and technology is a rapidly developing area of research in physics, chemistry, and materials. This volume comsists of papers presented at the Advanced Study Institute in Hong Kong that explore developments in novel structures in phenomena of nanostructured materials.</p><p>The topics include: - two-dimensional nanoclusters on metal surfaces, - quantum dynamics of coupled quantum-dot cubits and dephasing effects induced by measurements, - coating of metal oxides onto surface of mesoporous silicas, and - synthesis of boron nitride nanotube arrays</p><p>Nano Science and Technology: Novel Structures and Phenomena is a useful source of reference for postgraduates, professionals, and researchers in this fast growing field.</p>
Adsorption and Transport at the Nanoscale by siebo — last modified September 18, 2009 - 11:20
<p>Nanoporous materials are used widely in industry as adsorbents, particularly for applications where selective adsorption of one fluid component from a mixture is important. Nanoscale structures are of increasing interest for micro- and nanofluidic devices. Computational methods have an important role to play in characterizing, understanding, and designing such materials. Adsorption and Transport at the Nanoscale gives a survey of computational methods and their applications in this burgeoning field.</p><p>Beginning with an overview of adsorption and transport phenomena at the nanoscale, this book details several important simulation techniques for characterization and modeling of nanomaterials and surfaces. Expert contributors from Europe, Asia, and the US discuss topics including Monte Carlo simulation for modeling gas adsorption; experimental and simulation studies of aniline in activated carbon fibers; molecular simulation of templated mesoporous materials and adsorption of guest molecules in zeolitic materials; as well as computer simulation of isothermal mass transport in graphitic slit pores. These studies elucidate the chemical and physical phenomena while demonstrating how to perform the simulation techniques, illustrating their advantages, drawbacks, and limitations.</p><p>A survey of recent progress in numerical simulation of nanomaterials, Adsorption and Transport at the Nanoscale explains the central role of molecular simulation in characterizing and designing novel materials and devices.</p>
Handbook of Surface and Nanometrology by siebo — last modified March 31, 2008 - 01:40
The Handbook of Surface and Nanometrology explains and challenges current concepts in nanotechnology. It covers in great detail surface metrology and nanometrology and more importantly the areas where they overlap, thereby providing a quantitative means of controlling and predicting processes and performance. Trends and mechanisms are explained with numerous practical examples. Bringing engineering and physics together at the nanoscale reveals some astonishing effects: geometric features such as shape change meaning; roughness can disappear altogether; signals from instruments have to be dealt with differently depending on scale. These and other aspects are dealt with for the first time in this book. It is relevant not only for today's technology but also for future advances. Many aspects of nanotechnology and precision engineering are considered in chapters on manufacture, characterization, standardization, performance and instrumentation. There is a special chapter on nanometrology and this subject permeates the whole book. The Handbook of Surface and Nanometrology is the only book that covers these subject areas and is the definitive work in this field. This book is indispensable for firms making, trading, and researching semiconductor devices, MEMS, and micro-optics, as well as tradition precision engineering products. It will also be useful in quality control as well as for research scientists, development engineers, and production managers.
Microfabrication and Nanomanufacturing by siebo — last modified September 21, 2009 - 07:12
Nanotechnology, seen as the next leap forward in the industrial revolution, requires that manufacturers develop processes that revolutionize the way small products are made. Microfabrication and Nanomanufacturing focuses on the technology of fabrication and manufacturing of engineering materials at these levels. The book provides an overview of techniques used in the semiconductor industry. It also discusses scaling and manufacturing processes operating at the nanoscale for non-semiconductor applications; the construction of nanoscale components using established lithographic techniques; bulk and surface micromachining techniques used for etching, machining, and molding procedures; and manufacturing techniques such as injection molding and hot embossing. This authoritative compilation describes non-traditional micro and nanoscale processing that uses a newly developed technique called pulsed water jet machining as well as the efficient removal of materials using optical energy. Additional chapters focus on the development of nanoscale processes for producing products other than semiconductors; the use of abrasive particles embedded in porous tools; and the deposition and application of nanocrystalline diamond. Economic factors are also presented and concern the promotion and commercialization of micro and nanoscale products and how demand will eventually drive the market.
Engineering Thin Films and Nanostructures with Ion Beams by siebo — last modified September 22, 2009 - 12:13
<p>Engineering Thin Films and Nanostructures with Ion Beams first focuses on the mechanisms of individual ion impacts upon their substrates. It addresses current challenges in building equipment needed to produce nanostructures in an industrial setting and examines the combination of ion-beam techniques, delineates the fabrication of nanopillars, nanoflowers, and interconnected nanochannels in three dimensions by using atomic shadowing techniques, and describes the production of nanopores of varying dimensions in polymer films alloys and superconductors using ion-beam irradiation. The last chapter shows how fingerprints can be made more reliable as forensic evidence by recoil-mixing them into the substrate using ion beams.</p>
Nanoparticle Assemblies and Superstructures by siebo — last modified September 21, 2009 - 08:24
Cubes, triangular prisms, nano-acorn, nano-centipedes, nanoshells, nano-whiskers...Now that we can create nanoparticles in a wide variety of shapes and morphologies, comes the next challenge: finding ways to organize this collection of particles into larger and more complex systems. Nanoparticle Assemblies and Superstructures, edited by pioneer of nanoparticle self-organization Nicholas A. Kotov, employs three critical questions to provide a framework of open-ended inquiry: 1. What are the methods of organization of nanocolloids in more complex structures, 2. What kind of structures do we need, and 3. What are the new properties appearing in nanocolloid superstructures. Pulling together a collection of contributors unmatched in both their expertise and enthusiasm, Kotov presents what he refers to as a <i>snapshot of nanoassembly work in progress.</i> The first section of this comprehensive volume provides background through an assessment of the current status of nanoparticle assembly development and the requirements for different applications of organized nanomaterials. The middle chapters explore the changes that occur in various properties of individual particles when they are brought together to form agglomerates and simple assemblies. In the final section, a number of top scientists describe various methods for organizing particles in complex nanostructured superstructures. These include techniques involving biological ligands and force fields, as well as methods based on self-organization.This remarkably prescient text upholds Kotov's belief that the research on organization of nanoparticles and other nanostructures, will most certainly uncover a wealth of interesting discoveries and surprising phenomena.
Biomedical Nanotechnology by siebo — last modified September 21, 2009 - 07:58
<p>Biomedical nanotechnology is one of the fastest-growing fields of research across the globe. However, even the most promising technologies may never realize their full potential if public and political opinions are galvanized against them, a situation clearly evident in such controversial fields as cloning and stem cell research. Biomedical Nanotechnology presents state-of-the-art research in the field and also considers the socio-political risks and perceptions of this important science.</p><p>Contributed by prominent experts in this expansive and interdisciplinary field, Biomedical Nanotechnology examines developments in three sub-fields: nanodrugs and drug delivery; prostheses and implants; and diagnostics and screening technologies. The authors compare new capabilities introduced by nanotechnology to traditional methods of release, target, and controlled drug delivery in the body. They also consider the challenge of understanding and controlling the biological processes involved upon implantation and discuss nanoscale sensors for biological chemical detection and biodefense. The book concludes with individual chapters devoted to the social and economic context of nanotechnologies and to their potential risks and possible solutions.</p><p>By outlining cutting-edge research in the context of pressing global medical needs and potential risks, this authoritative reference supplies a holistic treatment of biomedical nanotechnology that enables us to understand its implications and decide the best way to move forward.</p>
Semiconductor and Metal Nanocrystals: Synthesis and Electronic and Optical Properties by siebo — last modified September 14, 2009 - 12:26
<p>Semiconductor and Metal Nanocrystals addresses topics impacting the field including synthesis and assembly of nanocrystals, theory and spectroscopy of interband and intraband optical transitions, single-nanocrystal optical and tunneling spectroscopies, electrical transport in nanocrystal assemblies, and physical and engineering aspects of nanocrystal-based devices. Written by experts, this reference presents key advances in the field of semiconductor nanocrystal quantum dots and metal nanoparticles over the past several years. It focuses specifically on nanocrystals generated through chemical techniques and merges investigative frontiers in physics, chemistry, and engineering.</p>
Handbook of Photomask Manufacturing Technology by siebo — last modified September 14, 2009 - 12:30
<p>As the semiconductor industry attempts to increase the number of functions that will fit into the smallest space on a chip, it becomes increasingly important for new technologies to keep apace with these demands. Photomask technology is one of the key areas to achieving this goal. Although brief overviews of photomask technology exist in the literature, the Handbook of Photomask Manufacturing Technology is the first in-depth, comprehensive treatment of existing and emerging photomask technologies available.</p><p>The Handbook of Photomask Manufacturing Technology features contributions from 40 internationally prominent authors from industry, academia, government, national labs, and consortia. These authors discuss conventional masks and their supporting technologies, as well as next-generation, non-optical technologies such as extreme ultraviolet, electron projection, ion projection, and x-ray lithography. The book begins with an overview of the history of photomask development. It then demonstrates the steps involved in designing, producing, testing, inspecting, and repairing photomasks, following the sequences observed in actual production. The text also includes sections on materials used as well as modeling and simulation.</p><p>Continued refinements in the photomask-making process have ushered in the sub-wavelength era in nanolithography. This invaluable handbook synthesizes these refinements and provides the tools and possibilities necessary to reach the next generation of microfabrication technologies.</p>
Fundamentals of Microfabrication: The Science of Miniaturization, Second Edition by siebo — last modified September 15, 2009 - 10:19
<p>MEMS technology and applications have grown at a tremendous pace, while structural dimensions have grown smaller and smaller, reaching down even to the molecular level. With this movement have come new types of applications and rapid advances in the technologies and techniques needed to fabricate the increasingly miniature devices that are literally changing our world.</p><p>A bestseller in its first edition, Fundamentals of Microfabrication, Second Edition reflects the many developments in methods, materials, and applications that have emerged recently. Renowned author Marc Madou has added exercise sets to each chapter, thus answering the need for a textbook in this field.</p><p>Fundamentals of Microfabrication, Second Edition offers unique, in-depth coverage of the science of miniaturization, its methods, and materials. From the fundamentals of lithography through bonding and packaging to quantum structures and molecular engineering, it provides the background, tools, and directions you need to confidently choose fabrication methods and materials for a particular miniaturization problem.</p><p>New in the Second Edition - Revised chapters that reflect the many recent advances in the field - Updated and enhanced discussions of topics including DNA arrays, microfluidics, micromolding techniques, and nanotechnology - In-depth coverage of bio-MEMs, RF-MEMs, high-temperature, and optical MEMs. - Many more links to the Web - Problem sets in each chapter</p>
Nanoelectromechanics in Engineering and Biology by siebo — last modified September 14, 2009 - 12:24
<p>The success, growth, and virtually limitless applications of nanotechnology depend upon our ability to manipulate nanoscale objects, which in turn depends upon developing new insights into the interactions of electric fields, nanoparticles, and the molecules that surround them. In the first book to unite and directly address particle electrokinetics and nanotechnology, Nanoelectromechanics in Engineering and Biology provides a thorough grounding in the phenomena associated with nanoscale particle manipulation.</p><p>The author delivers a wealth of application and background knowledge, from using electric fields for particle sorting in lab-on-a-chip devices to electrode fabrication, electric field simulation, and computer analysis. It also explores how electromechanics can be applied to sorting DNA molecules, examining viruses, constructing electronic devices with carbon nanotubes, and actuating nanoscale electric motors.</p><p>The field of nanotechnology is inherently multidisciplinary-in its principles, in its techniques, and in its applications-and meeting its current and future challenges will require the kind of approach reflected in this book. Unmatched in its scope, Nanoelectromechanics in Engineering and Biology offers an outstanding opportunity for people in all areas of research and technology to explore the use and precise manipulation of nanoscale structures.</p>
Handbook of Nanoscience, Engineering, and Technology - Second Edition by siebo — last modified September 15, 2009 - 06:49
<p>The ability to study and manipulate matter at the nanoscale is the defining feature of 21st-century science. The first edition of the standard-setting Handbook of Nanoscience, Engineering, and Technology saw the field through its infancy. Reassembling the preeminent team of leading scientists and researchers from all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology along with several new pioneers, this second edition will guide the field through its burgeoning adolescence.</p><p>The phenomenal growth and staggering variety of applications of nanotechnology prevent any reference from providing a complete picture of the field. Instead, this edition surveys the most important areas, the most promising technologies, and the fastest-growing developments of current interest. In particular, it discusses fundamental theory of molecular and nanoelectronics, advanced fabrication technologies, modeling and simulation results, and novel molecular and nanoelectronic devices.</p><p>New chapters in the Second Edition explore&#8230; - The story of how the National Nanotechnology Initiative was born, where it is now, and where it is going - Molecular computing and processing platforms - Spin field effect transistors - Moletronics and spintronics - Nanoarchitectonics - Molecular machines - Magnetic manipulation applications in biomedical science - Biological- and chemical-mediated self-assembly - Nanomanufacturing - Nanotextile technologies - Nanofluidics for cell biology - Carbon nanostructures and nanocomposites - Accelerated design tools for nanophotonic devices - Nanoparticles for drug delivery</p><p>Remaining the definitive reference for nano researchers around the world, the Handbook of Nanoscience, Engineering, and Technology, Second Edition provides the signposts for blazers of the nano trail.</p>
MEMS and NEMS: Systems, Devices, and Structures by siebo — last modified September 17, 2009 - 11:27
<p>The development of micro- and nano-mechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS) foreshadows momentous changes not only in the technological world, but in virtually every aspect of human life. The future of the field is bright with opportunities, but also riddled with challenges, ranging from further theoretical development through advances in fabrication technologies, to developing high-performance nano- and microscale systems, devices, and structures, including transducers, switches, logic gates, actuators and sensors.</p><p>MEMS and NEMS: Systems, Devices, and Structures is designed to help you meet those challenges and solve fundamental, experimental, and applied problems. Written from a multi-disciplinary perspective, this book forms the basis for the synthesis, modeling, analysis, simulation, control, prototyping, and fabrication of MEMS and NEMS. The author brings together the various paradigms, methods, and technologies associated with MEMS and NEMS to show how to synthesize, analyze, design, and fabricate them. Focusing on the basics, he illustrates the development of NEMS and MEMS architectures, physical representations, structural synthesis, and optimization.</p><p>The applications of MEMS and NEMS in areas such as biotechnology, medicine, avionics, transportation, and defense are virtually limitless. This book helps prepare you to take advantage of their inherent opportunities and effectively solve problems related to their configurations, systems integration, and control.</p>
Microelectrofluidic Systems: Modeling and Simulation by siebo — last modified September 18, 2009 - 11:16
<p>Composite systems that integrate microelectromechanical and microelectrofluidic (MEF) components with electronics are emerging as the next generation of system-on-a-chip (SOC) designs. However, there remains a pressing need for a structured methodology for MEFS design automation, including modeling techniques and simulation and optimization tools.</p><p>Integrating top-down and bottom-up design philosophies, Microelectrofluidic Systems presents the first comprehensive design strategy for MEFS. This strategy supports hierarchical modeling and simulation from the component level to the system level. It leads to multi-objective optimization tools valuable in all phases of the design process, from conceptualization to final manufacturing. The authors begin by defining the basic variables and elements needed to describe MEFS behavior, then model that behavior across three layers of abstraction: the low-level component, high-level reconfigurable architecture, and bio/chemical application layers. They have developed a hierarchical integrated design environment with SystemC and present its architecture and associated functional packages.</p><p>Microelectrofluidic Systems is visionary in its leverage of electronic design principles for microsystem design and heralds a new era of automated SOC design. The strategy it presents holds the potential for significant reductions in design time and life-cycle maintenance costs, and its techniques and tools for robust design and application flexibility can lead to the high-volume production needed for the inevitably growing product market.</p>
Microdrop Generation by siebo — last modified September 22, 2009 - 12:33
<p>The applications and use of inkjet-like microfluidic drop ejectors have grown rapidly in many fields, including biotechnology, drug discovery, combinatorial chemistry, and microfabrication. Yet to date, end users and even designers of microdrop systems for scientific applications have had no books to reference on the subject. Microdrop Generation meets the needs of all those who need to understand the physics and engineering behind microdrop technology. It also contains detailed, how-to information on the practical construction, operation, troubleshooting, and fluid formulation for microdrop ejection systems. Written by a highly experienced practitioner of the art, the book is organized as a self-contained tutorial of microdrop technology ideal for those new to the field.</p>
Nanoengineering of Structural, Functional and Smart Materials by siebo — last modified September 21, 2009 - 07:20
<p>In chapters contributed by 24 nanotechnology laboratories, this book combines wide-ranging research relevant to the development of multifunctional materials, focusing on synthesis, manufacturing techniques, and modeling. It defines functional materials and discusses techniques that are designed to improve material properties, durability, multifunctionality, and adaptability. It also examines sensors and actuators fabricated from nanostructured microdevices for structural health and performance monitoring. The authors emphasize the current and potential commercial applications of nanoengineered smart materials, such as nanocoatings to create &quot;artificial skin&quot; and functionalized nanotubes used for enhancing the properties of composite materials and for hydrogen sensing and storage. A solutions manual is available for those qualified instructors who are looking to turn this professional reference into a classroom resource.</p>
Nanoscale Technology in Biological Systems by siebo — last modified September 18, 2009 - 08:41
<p>As science continues to explore the power and potential of nanotechnology, the field of biology presents some of the most exciting avenues for applications. Nanoscale Technology in Biological Systems reviews recent accomplishments in the field of nanotechnology and introduces their application to human biology. The book focuses on the application of nanofabrication to biomedical devices, evaluates new physical methods for cell isolation and manipulation, and discusses intracellular communication at the molecular level. It also explores the application of nanobiology to cardiovascular disease, oncology, transplantation, and a range of related disciplines.</p><p>Presenting the latest information on the promising collaboration between nanotechnology and biology, this book provides an understanding of the principles underlying the application of nanotechnology to basic science research, applied research, and clinical practice. It is an invaluable reference for a diverse range of research in cell biology, biochemistry, materials science, bioengineering, and biotechnology.</p>
Carbon Nanotubes: Science and Applications by siebo — last modified September 22, 2009 - 12:22
<p>Carbon nanotubes, with their extraordinary mechanical and unique electronic properties, have garnered much attention in the past five years. With a broad range of potential applications including nanoelectronics, composites, chemical sensors, biosensors, microscopy, nanoelectromechanical systems, and many more, the scientific community is more motivated than ever to move beyond basic properties and explore the real issues associated with carbon nanotube-based applications.</p><p>Taking a comprehensive look at this diverse and dynamic subject, Carbon Nanotubes: Science and Applications describes the field's various aspects, including properties, growth, and processing techniques, while focusing on individual major application areas. Well-known authors who practice the craft of carbon nanotubes on a daily basis present an overview on structures and properties, followed by coverage of modeling and simulation efforts, growth by arc discharge, laser ablation, and chemical vapor deposition. Applications become the focal point in chapters on scanning probe microscopy, carbon nanotube-based diodes and transistors, field emission, and the development of chemical and physical sensors, biosensors, and composites.</p><p>Presenting up-to-date literature citations that express the current state of the science, this book fully explores the development phase of carbon nanotube-based applications. It is a valuable resource for engineers, scientists, researchers, and professionals in a wide range of disciplines whose focus remains on the power and promise of carbon nanotubes.</p>
Thermoelectrics Handbook: Macro to Nano by siebo — last modified September 14, 2009 - 12:33
<p>Ten years ago, D.M. Rowe introduced the bestselling CRC Handbook of Thermoelectrics to wide acclaim. Since then, increasing environmental concerns, desire for long-life electrical power sources, and continued progress in miniaturization of electronics has led to a substantial increase in research activity involving thermoelectrics. Reflecting the latest trends and developments, the Thermoelectrics Handbook: Macro to Nano is an extension of the earlier work and covers the entire range of thermoelectrics disciplines.</p><p>Serving as a convenient reference as well as a thorough introduction to thermoelectrics, this book includes contributions from 99 leading authorities from around the world. Its coverage spans from general principles and theoretical concepts to material preparation and measurements; thermoelectric materials; thermoelements, modules, and devices; and thermoelectric systems and applications. Reflecting the enormous impact of nanotechnology on the field-as the thermoelectric properties of nanostructured materials far surpass the performance of conventional materials-each section progresses systematically from macro-scale to micro/nano-scale topics. In addition, the book contains an appendix listing major manufacturers and suppliers of thermoelectric modules.</p><p>There is no longer any need to spend hours plodding through the journal literature for information. The Thermoelectrics Handbook: Macro to Nano offers a timely, comprehensive treatment of all areas of thermoelectrics in a single, unified reference.</p>
Carbon Nanotubes: Properties and Applications by siebo — last modified September 22, 2009 - 12:25
<p>Since their discovery more than a decade ago, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have held scientists and engineers in captive fascination, seated on the verge of enormous breakthroughs in areas such as medicine, electronics, and materials science, to name but a few. Taking a broad look at CNTs and the tools used to study them, <b>Carbon Nanotubes: Properties and Applications</b> comprises the efforts of leading nanotube researchers led by Michael O'Connell, prot&eacute;g&eacute; of the late father of nanotechnology, Richard Smalley. Each chapter is a self-contained treatise on various aspects of CNT synthesis, characterization, modification, and applications. <p>The book opens with a general introduction to the basic characteristics and the history of CNTs, followed by discussions on synthesis methods and the growth of &quot;peapod&quot; structures. Coverage then moves to electronic properties and band structures of single-wall nanotubes (SWNTs), magnetic properties, Raman spectroscopy of electronic and chemical behavior, and electromechanical properties and applications in NEMS (nanoelectromechanical systems). Turning to applications, the final sections of the book explore mechanical properties of SWNTs spun into fibers, sidewall functionalization in composites, and using SWNTs as tips for scanning probe microscopes. <p>Taking a fresh look at this burgeoning field, <b>Carbon Nanotubes: Properties and Applications</b> points the way toward making CNTs commercially viable.</p>
Logic Design of NanoICS by siebo — last modified September 14, 2009 - 12:29
<p>Today's engineers will confront the challenge of a new computing paradigm, relying on micro- and nanoscale devices. Logic Design of NanoICs builds a foundation for logic in nanodimensions and guides you in the design and analysis of nanoICs using CAD. The authors present data structures developed toward applications rather than a purely theoretical treatment.</p><p>Requiring only basic logic and circuits background, Logic Design of NanoICs draws connections between traditional approaches to design and modern design in nanodimensions. The book begins with an introduction to the directions and basic methodology of logic design at the nanoscale, then proceeds to nanotechnologies and CAD, graphical representation of switching functions and networks, word-level and linear word-level data structures, 3-D topologies based on hypercubes, multilevel circuit design, and fault-tolerant computation in hypercube-like structures. The authors propose design solutions and techniques, going beyond the underlying technology to provide more applied knowledge.</p><p>This design-oriented reference is written for engineers interested in developing the next generation of integrated circuitry, illustrating the discussion with approximately 250 figures and tables, 100 equations, 250 practical examples, and 100 problems. Each chapter concludes with a summary, references, and a suggested reading section.</p>
Nanolithography and Patterning Techniques in Microelectronics by siebo — last modified September 14, 2009 - 13:01
<p>Nanolithography and Patterning Techniques in Microelectronics examines the new range of techniques that have made it possible to develop complex patterns at the nanoscale and explores their industrial applications. This book considers ways of forming and modifying surfaces for patterning and provides information on specific patterning techniques such as soft lithography, ion beam patterning, use of nanostencils, photolithography, and inkjet printing. It also discusses prototyping and the manufacture of particular devices. With a distinguished team of contributors, this is an ideal reference for researchers and professionals using advanced polymers in such areas as microelectronics and biomedical devices.</p>
Glossary of Biotechnology and Nanobiotechnology Terms, Fourth Edition by siebo — last modified September 18, 2009 - 09:09
<p>&quot;&#8230;packed with over 400 pages of exceptionally well-organized and cross-referenced terminology, making it an essential reference for anyone working directly or indirectly wit those pioneering the frontiers of modern biology.&quot; --AntiCancer Research 26, July 2006 &quot;&#8230;essential for the industry worker and the advanced student in one of the many biotechnology fields.&quot; --Eleanor Randall for Issues in Science and Technology Librianshiip, Spring 2006 As the fields of biotechnology and nanobiotechnology continue their rapid growth and evolution, non-technical people, such as lobbyists, attorneys, and marketing and public relations professionals must quickly become conversant with a topic that is highly technical. Known in previous editions as the Glossary of Biotechnology Terms, the new title of this edition reflects the addition of nanotechnology terms relevant to biotechnology. The book provides concise definitions of terms, clarifies new terms, and describes how they are used. This lexicon should be compulsory for anyone involved in the biotechnology field or anyone who deals with professionals in biotechnology.</p>
Sensors, Nanoscience, Biomedical Engineering, and Instruments by siebo — last modified September 15, 2009 - 06:40
<p>In two editions spanning more than a decade, <i>The Electrical Engineering Handbook</i> stands as the definitive reference to the multidisciplinary field of electrical engineering. Our knowledge continues to grow, and so does the Handbook. For the third edition, it has expanded into a set of six books carefully focused on a specialized area or field of study. Each book represents a concise yet definitive collection of key concepts, models, and equations in its respective domain, thoughtfully gathered for convenient access. <p><b>Sensors, Nanoscience, Biomedical Engineering, and Instruments</b> provides thorough coverage of sensors, materials and nanoscience, instruments and measurements, and biomedical systems and devices, including all of the basic information required to thoroughly understand each area. It explores the emerging fields of sensors, nanotechnologies, and biological effects. Each article includes defining terms, references, and sources of further information. <p>Encompassing the work of the world's foremost experts in their respective specialties, <b>Sensors, Nanoscience, Biomedical Engineering, and Instruments</b> features the latest developments, the broadest scope of coverage, and new material on multisensor data fusion and MEMS and NEMS.</p>
Polymer Nanocomposites by siebo — last modified October 04, 2009 - 10:58
<p>Offering improved barrier properties, fire resistance, and strength, polymer nanocomposites are increasingly desirable as coating, structural, and packaging materials in a wide range of automobile, civil, and electrical engineering applications<b>. Polymer Nanocomposites</b> offers a comprehensive review of the main types of polymer nanocomposites and their properties. Part I reviews the range of layered silicates and discusses such properties as flammability, thermal stability, barrier properties, wear resistant and biodegradability. Part II considers nanotubes, nanoparticles, and inorganic-organic hybrid systems, and analysis elasticity and strength as well as magnetic and light-emitting properties.</p>
Microfluidic Lab-on-a-Chip for Chemical and Biological Analysis and Discovery by siebo — last modified September 18, 2009 - 11:19
<p>The microfluidic lab-on-a-chip allows scientists to conduct chemical and biochemical analysis in a miniaturized format so small that properties and effects are successfully enhanced, and processes seamlessly integrated. This microscale advantage translates into greater sensitivity, more accurate results, and better information.</p><p>Microfluidic Lab-on-a-Chip for Chemical and Biological Analysis and Discovery focuses on all aspects of the microfluidic lab-on-a-chip technologies and offers an overview of the available technology, its limitations, and its breakthroughs over the years. It emphasizes analytical applications of microfluidic technology and offers in-depth coverage of micromachining methods, microfluidic operations, chemical separations, sample preparation and injection methods, detection technology, and various chemical and biological analyses. Other topics of interest include the use of polymeric chips, fluid flow valve and control, single-cell analysis, DNA and RNA amplification techniques, DNA hybridization, immunoassays and enzymatic assays.</p><p>Originally conceived as a single chapter published in Ewing's Analytical Instrumentation, this book is a gateway to the vast literature and conference proceedings on the topic. Microfluidic Lab-on-a-Chip for Chemical and Biological Analysis and Discovery expands upon its roots to present a comprehensive treatment of microfluidic lab-on-a-chip methods and applications for novices and advanced researchers alike.</p>
Non-Equilibrium Dynamics of Semiconductors and Nanostructures by siebo — last modified September 22, 2009 - 12:18
<p>The advent of the femto-second laser has enabled us to observe phenomena at the atomic timescale. One area to reap enormous benefits from this ability is ultrafast dynamics. Collecting the works of leading experts from around the globe, Non-Equilibrium Dynamics of Semiconductors and Nanostructures surveys recent developments in a variety of areas in ultrafast dynamics.</p><p>In eight authoritative chapters illustrated by more than 150 figures, this book spans a broad range of new techniques and advances. It begins with a review of spin dynamics in a high-mobility two-dimensional electron gas, followed by the generation, propagation, and nonlinear properties of high-amplitude, ultrashort strain solitons in solids. The discussion then turns to nonlinear optical properties of nanoscale artificial dielectrics, optical properties of GaN self-assembled quantum dots, and optical studies of carrier dynamics and non-equilibrium optical phonons in nitride-based semiconductors. Rounding out the presentation, the book examines ultrafast non-equilibrium electron dynamics in metal nanoparticles, monochromatic acoustic phonons in GaAs, and electromagnetically induced transparency in semiconductor quantum wells.</p><p>With its pedagogical approach and practical, up-to-date coverage, Non-Equilibrium Dynamics of Semiconductors and Nanostructures allows you to easily put the material into practice, whether you are a seasoned researcher or new to the field.</p>
Nanoparticle Technology for Drug Delivery by siebo — last modified March 31, 2008 - 01:33
Nanoparticles, products of nanotechnology, are of increasing interest to the pharmaceutical community. They can increase drug solubility, enhance bioavailability, allow tissue targeting, offer decreased side-effects, and improve therapeutic efficacy. Presenting the most pertinent and practical issues in the manufacturing and biological application of nanoparticles, this source presents state-of-the-art scientific contributions by seasoned authorities in the field.
Modeling MEMS and NEMS by siebo — last modified September 18, 2009 - 08:36
Designing small structures necessitates an understanding of various device behaviors. The way to gain that understanding is to build, analyze, and interpret the proper mathematical models. Through such models, this book illuminates micro- and nanoscale phenomena, and thereby facilitates the design and optimization of micro- and nanoscale devices. Each chapter focuses on a set of devices that share a common feature. The authors abstract that feature and present the mathematical tools needed to model it. This treatment not only provides the background and tools needed to design and optimize microdevices, but also helps develop the intuitive understanding that can lead to new and better designs and devices.
Nanotechnology: Basic Science and Emerging Technologies by siebo — last modified September 15, 2009 - 10:21
<p>The emergence of nanoscience portends a revolution in technology that will soon impact virtually every facet of our technological lives. Yet there is little understanding of what it is among the educated public and often among scientists and engineers in other disciplines. Furthermore, despite the emergence of undergraduate courses on the subject, no basic textbooks exist.</p><p>Nanotechnology: Basic Science and Emerging Technologies bridges the gap between detailed technical publications that are beyond the grasp of nonspecialists and popular science books, which may be more science fiction than fact. It provides a fascinating, scientifically sound treatment, accessible to engineers and scientists outside the field and even to students at the undergraduate level. After a basic introduction to the field, the authors explore topics that include molecular nanotechnology, nanomaterials and nanopowders, nanoelectronics, optics and photonics, and nanobiometrics. The book concludes with a look at some cutting-edge applications and prophecies for the future.</p><p>Nanoscience will bring to the world technologies that today we can only imagine and others of which we have not yet dreamt. This book lays the groundwork for that future by introducing the subject to those outside the field, sparking the imaginations of tomorrow's scientists, and challenging them all to participate in the advances that will bring nanotechnology's potential to fruition.</p>
Durbano, James P. by Editor1 — last modified April 18, 2007 - 09:47
Dr. Durbano is currently employed with EM Photonics, Inc. in Newark, Delaware as well as serving as a supplemental faculty member at the University of Delaware.
Prather, Dennis W. by Editor1 — last modified January 22, 2007 - 08:27
Dr. Prather's current research interestes include: Diffractive Optics, Computational Electromagnetics, Optical Signal Processing, and Optical Interconnections.