This self-confessed introduction provides technical administrators and managers with a broad, practical overview of the subject and gives researchers working in different areas an appreciation of developments in nanotechnology outside their own fields of expertise.
2. Introduction to Physics of the Solid State.
3. Methods of Measuring Properties.
4. Properties of Individual Nanoparticles.
5. Carbon Nanostructures.
6. Bulk Nanostructured Materials.
7. Nanostructured Ferromagnetism.
8. Optical and Vibrational Spectroscopy.
9. Quantum Wells, Wires, and Dots.
10. Self-Assembly and Catalysis.
11. Organic Compounds and Polymers.
12. Biological Materials.
13. Nanomachines and Nanodevices.
Appendix A: Formulas for Dimensionality.
Appendix B: Tabulations of Semiconducting Material Properties.
CHARLES P. POOLE Jr., PhD, a professor emeritus in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of South Carolina is a member of the USC nanotechnology center.
FRANK J. OWENS, PhD, is a senior research scientist of the U.S. Army s Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center, and a professor of physics in the graduate school of Hunter College of the City University of New York.
Both authors are Fellows of the American Physical Society.