Springer Handbook of Nanotechnology

Springer Handbook of Nanotechnology

Since 2004 the Springer Handbook of Nanotechnology has established itself as the definitive reference in the nanoscience and nanotechnology area. It integrates the knowledge from nanofabrication, nanodevices, nanomechanics, Nanotribology, materials science, and reliability engineering in just one volume. Beside the presentation of nanostructures, micro/nanofabrication, and micro/nanodevices, special emphasis is on scanning probe microscopy, nanotribology and nanomechanics, molecularly thick films, industrial applications and microdevice reliability, and on social aspects. In its 2nd edition, the book grew from 6 to 8 parts and from 38 to 58 chapters. More information is added to field such as bionanotechnology, nanorobotics, and MEMS/NEMS reliability. The book is organized by an experienced editor with a universal knowledge and written by an international team of over 150 distinguished experts. It addresses mechanical and electrical engineers, materials scientists, physicists and chemists who work either in the nano area or in a field that is or will be influenced by this new key technology.

Table of contents

Foreword by Neal Lane

Foreword by James R. Heath

Introduction to Nanotechnology.-

Part A Nanostructures, Micro- Nanofabrication, and Materials: Nanomaterials Synthesis and Applications: Molecule Based Devices.- Introduction to Carbon Nanotubes.- Nanowires.- Template-Based Growth of Nanorod Arrays.- Three-Dimensional Nanofabrication Using Focused-Ion-Beam Chemical-Vapor-Deposition.- Introduction to Micro/Nanofabrication.- Nanoimprint Lithography.- Stamping Techniques for Micro- Nanofabrication: Methods and Applications.- Materials Aspects of Micro- and Nanoelectromechanical Systems.- Engineering Decentralized Nanoscale Systems.- Nanometer-Scale Thermoelectric Materials.- Nano- and Microstructured Semiconductor Materials for Macroelectronics

Part B MEMS/NEMS and BioMEMS/NEMS: Next Generation Microelectronic Array Devices.- MEMS/NEMS Devices and Applications.- Nanomechanical Cantilever Array Sensors.- Therapeutic Nanodevices.- G-protein Coupled Receptors (GPCRs).- Microfluids and Lab-on-a-Chip.- Centrifuge-Based Fluidic Platform.- Micro/Nano Droplets in Microfluidic Devices

Part C Scanning Probe Microscopy: Scanning Probe Microscopy.- Probes in Scanning Microscopies.- Noncontact Atomic Force Microscopy.- Low Temperature Scanning Probe Microscopy.- Higher Harmonic Force Detection in Dynamic Force Microscopy.- Dynamic Modes of Atomic Force Microscopy.- Molecular Recognition Force Microscopy

Part D Nanotribology and Nanomechanics: Nanotribology, Nanomechanics, and Materials Characterization.- Surface Forces and Nanorheology of Molecularly Thin Films.- Interfacial Forces and Spectroscopy of Confined Fluids.- Friction and Wear on the Atomic Scale.- Velocity Dependent Nature of Nanoscale Friction, Adhesion and Wear.- Computational Modeling of Nanometer-Scale Friction and Indentation.- Nanoscale Mechanical Properties.- Nanomechanical Properties of Solid Surfaces and Thin Films.-Scale Effects in Mechanical Properties and Tribology.- Mechanics of Biological Nanotechnology.- Characterization of Human Hair.- Mechanical Properties of Nanostructures

Part E Molecularly Thick Films for Lubrication: Nanotribology of Ultrathin and Hard Amorphous Carbon Films.- Self-Assembled Monolayers for Controlling Adhesion, Friction, and Wear.- Nanoscale Boundary Lubrication Studies.- Kinetics and Energetics

Part F Industrial Applications: The "Millipede" – A Nanotechnology-Based AFM Data-Storage System.- Nanotechnology for Data Storage Applications.- Microactuators for Dual-Stage Servo Systems in Magnetic Disk Files.- Nanorobotics

Part G Micro- Nanodevice Reliability: Nanotribology and Nanomechanics of MEMS/NEMS and BioMEMS/NEMS.- Experimental Characterization Techniques for Micro- Nanoscale Devices.- Failure Machanisms in MEMS Devices.- Mechanical Properties of Micromachined Structures.- Thermo- and Electromechanical Behavior of Thin-Film Micro- and Nanostructures.- High Volume Manufacturing and Field Stability of MEMS Products.- Packaging and Reliability Issues in Micro- Nano Systems

Part H Technological Convergence and Governing Nanotechnology: Technological Convergence from the Nanoscale.- Governing Nanotechnology: Social, Ethical, and Political Issues

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