Nanophysics and Nanotechnology: An Introduction to Modern Concepts in Nanoscience / Edition 2

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With the second edition of his highly successful textbook 'Nanophysics and Nanotechnology', the author has once more provided a unique, self-contained introduction to the physical concepts, techniques and applications of nanoscale systems by covering its entire spectrum from the latest examples right up to single-electron and molecular electronics. The book is basically at the level of an upper level undergraduate engineering or science student. New sections have been added on the use of DNA as an organizing stratagem in self-assembly, silicon nanowires, comments on the new success toward human cloning, the achievement of self-replication in a primitive set of electromechanical robots, recognition in the extra chapters of the acceleration toward alternative forms of nanoelectronics. Additional problems have also been provided.

* Free solutions manual available for lecturers at

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
BIOforum Europe, Vol. 8, 5th Issue, October 2004

"... provide a good foundation for thinking about the applicationsof nanotechnology, and the book is well illustrated, includingexplanatory diagrams to assist in the understanding of scientificprinciples."

Sishen Xie, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences andNational Centre for Nanoscience & Technology, Beijing, small,6/2005

"This book is intended to provide a guide to the ideas and physicalconcepts that allow an understanding of the changes that occur asthe size scale shrinks toward the atomic scale. Our point of viewis that a general introduction to the concepts of nano physics willadd greatly to the ability of students and professionals whoseundergraduate training has been in engineering or applied science,to contribute in the various areas of nanotechnology."
Fachinformationszentrum (FIZ) Karlsruhe

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783527406517
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/20/2006
  • Series: Physics Textbook Series
  • Edition description: 2nd, Updated and Enlarged Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.67 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward Wolf is Professor of Physics at the Polytechnic Universityin Brooklyn, New York. His research interests are in electrontunneling phenomena, superconductivity, and uses of scanningtunneling microscopes. Dr. Wolf has served as Department Head inPhysics at Polytechnic University and also as Program Director inCondensed Matter Physics in the Division of Materials Research atthe National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia. He has heldprevious positions as Professor of Physics at Iowa StateUniversity, Senior Physicist at the Ames Laboratory of the U.S.Department of Energy in Ames, Iowa, and Senior Physicist andResearch Associate at Kodak Research Labs in Rochester, NewYork.
In 2007, Professor Wolf was honored with the "Jacobs Excellence inEducation Award" by the Polytechnical University New York.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Systematic of Making Things Smaller
3. What are Limits to Smallness?
4. Quantum Nature of the Nanoworld
5. Quantum Consequences for the Macroworld
6. Self-assembled Nanostructures in Nature and Industry
7. Physics-based Experimental Approaches to Nanofabrication andNanotechnology
8. Quantum Technologies Based on Magnetism, Electron Spin,Superconductivity
9. Silicon Nanoelectonics and Beyond
10. Looking into the Future

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