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Nanostructures and Nanotechnology

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  • Date Published: August 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521877008

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  • Focusing on the fundamental principles of nanoscience and nanotechnology, this carefully developed textbook will equip students with a deep understanding of the nanoscale. • Each new topic is introduced with a concise summary of the relevant physical principles, emphasising universal commonalities between seemingly disparate areas, and encouraging students to develop an intuitive understanding of this diverse area of study • Accessible introductions to condensed matter physics and materials systems provide students from a broad range of scientific disciplines with all the necessary background • Theoretical concepts are linked to real-world applications, allowing students to connect theory and practice • Chapters are packed with problems to help students develop and retain their understanding, as well as engaging colour illustrations, and are accompanied by suggestions for additional reading. Containing enough material for a one- or two-semester course, this is an excellent resource for senior undergraduate and graduate students with backgrounds in physics, chemistry, materials science and electrical engineering.

    • Emphasises the underlying principles of nanotechnology, providing long-term understanding that will not date rapidly
    • Covers a broad range of topics, all within a consistent, highly pedagogical single-author volume
    • Provides an extensive technical foundation for critical and quantitative thinking about nanoscience and nanotechnology
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    "Fundamentals of nanotechnology and its applications are well discussed in this book. I strongly recommend this book to all undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in nanotechnology."
    K. Kamala Bharathi, MRS Bulletin

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521877008
    • length: 639 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 197 x 32 mm
    • weight: 1.51kg
    • contains: 76 b/w illus. 241 colour illus. 4 tables 50 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction and overview
    2. Solid state physics in a nutshell
    3. Bulk materials
    4. Fabrication and characterization at the nanoscale
    5. Real solids: defects, interactions, confinement
    6. Charge transport and nanoelectronics
    7. Magnetism and magnetoelectronics
    8. Photonics
    9. Micro and nanomechanics
    10. Micro and nanofluidics
    11. Bionanotechnology: a very brief overview
    12. Nanotechnology and the future
    Appendix: common quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics results

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    Nanostructures and Nanotechnology

    Douglas Natelson

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    Douglas Natelson, Rice University, Houston
    Douglas Natelson is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University, where he has taught courses on nanoscale science and technology for fifteen years. He is a Fellow of the APS and AAAS and blogs at

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