Nanoscale Physics for Materials Science

Nanoscale Physics for Materials Science
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December 2009 CRC
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Physics Nanomaterials 9781439800591
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Although there are many books available on the preparation, properties, and characterization of nanomaterials, few provide an interdisciplinary account of the physical phenomena that govern the novel properties of nanomaterials. Addressing this shortfall, Nanoscale Physics for Materials Science covers fundamental cross-disciplinary concepts in materials science and engineering. It presents a comprehensive description of the physical phenomena and changes that can be expected when macroscopically sized materials are reduced to the nanometer level.

The text is divided according to physical phenomena and interactions. After reviewing the necessary theoretical background, the authors address the electrical, optical, and magnetic properties as functions of size and distance. They discuss the energy spectrum, the charging effect, tunneling phenomena, electronically induced stable nanostructures, absorption and scattering, electromagnetic interactions, magnetism, ferromagnetic domain-wall-related phenomena, and spin transport in magnetic nanostructures. Problem sets are included at the end of each chapter.

Providing an excellent treatment of physical phenomena not covered in similar books, this text explores the electrical, optical, and magnetic properties of materials at the nanoscale level. It delves into the dramatic physical changes that occur on scales where the quantum nature of objects starts dominating their properties.

Table of Contents

Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics and Band Structure.

Electronic States and Electrical Properties of Nanoscale Materials.

Optical Properties and Interactions of Nanoscale Materials.

Magnetic and Magnetotransport Properties of Nanoscale Materials.



Takaaki Tsurumi (Department of Metallurgy and Ceramics Science), Tokyo Institute of Technology; Hiroyuki Hirayama (Department of Materials Science and Engineering), Tokyo Institute of Technology; Martin Vacha (Department of Organic and Polymeric Materials), Tokyo Institute of Technology; Tomoyasu Taniyama (Materials and Structures Laboratory), Tokyo Institute of Technology.
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  • First textbook to look at nanoscale physics phenomena behind the unusual properties of nanomaterials
  • Nanophysics and Nanomaterials are both extremely hot areas, and little has been published that combines elements of both
  • This is an accessible, cross-disciplinary text that can be easily understood by materials scientists and engineers, as well as physicists.
  • Put together by a team of Tokyo Institute of Technology, one of the foremost institutions in the field