Science at the Nanoscale: An Introductory Textbook

Science at the Nanoscale: An Introductory Textbook

by Andrew T. S. Wee, Chorng Haur Sow, Chin Wee Shong
     
 

ISBN-10: 9814241032

ISBN-13: 9789814241038

Pub. Date: 07/28/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Nanotechnology is one of the most important growth areas of this century. Nanoscience, the science underpinning nanotechnology, is a multidisciplinary subject covering atomic, molecular and solid state physics, and much of chemistry. Nanostructures are known to exhibit novel and improved material properties, fundamentally because the physical and chemical

Overview

Nanotechnology is one of the most important growth areas of this century. Nanoscience, the science underpinning nanotechnology, is a multidisciplinary subject covering atomic, molecular and solid state physics, and much of chemistry. Nanostructures are known to exhibit novel and improved material properties, fundamentally because the physical and chemical properties are very different when dimensions are reduced to the nanometer range.

Suitable for undergraduate students or advanced high school students, this book introduces the basic principles and knowledge needed for students to understand science at the nanoscale. Many ideas proposed in nanotechnology are frontier and futuristic, although some have immediate technological applications. The core scientific principles of all nanotechnology applications, however, are grounded in physics and chemistry. This practical, student-friendly introduction helps students recognize the connections among these various disciplines and how they play a part in nanoscience and technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789814241038
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
About the Authors
Introduction and Historical Perspective
The Development of Nanoscale Science
The Nanoscale
Examples of Interesting Nanoscience Applications
Classical Physics at the Nanoscale
Mechanical Frequency
Viscosity
Brownian Motion of Nanoscale Objects
Motion at the Nanoscale
Brief Review of QuantumMechanics
Basic Quantum Physics and Quantum Confinement
Basic Postulates of Quantum Mechanics
Hydrogen-Like Atoms: Orbitals and Atomic Structures
Spin
From Atoms andMolecules to NanoscaleMaterials
Atoms and the Periodic Table of Elements
Molecules and Molecular Interactions
From Atoms to Solid Materials
From Molecules to Supramolecules
Surfaces at the Nanoscale
Surface Energy
Surface Reactivity and Catalysis
Surface Stabilisation
Low-Dimensional Nanostructures
From 3D to 0D Nanostructures
Electron Transport Properties in Low Dimensional Systems
Quantum Dots, QuantumWires
Formation and Self-Assembly at the Nanoscale
Some Basic Thermodynamic Definitions
The Bottom-Up Approach
The Self-Assembly Processes
Nanotools and Nanofabrication
Optical Microscopy
Electron Microscopy
Scanning Probe Microscopy
Optical Tweezers
Future Trends
Nanotechnology and the Developing World
Beyond Moore’s Law
Spintronics and Surface Chemistry
Carbon Electronics
Index

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