• Gregory Timp

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. G. Timp
    Pages 1-5
  3. G. Timp, R. E. Howard, P. M. Mankiewich
    Pages 7-87
  4. D. M. Tennant
    Pages 161-205
  5. M. S. Dresselhaus, G. Dresselhaus, R. Saito
    Pages 285-329
  6. James L. Wilbur, George M. Whitesides
    Pages 331-369
  7. Timothy J. Deming, Vincent P. Conticello, David A. Tirrell
    Pages 371-401
  8. Jabez J. McClelland, Mara Prentiss
    Pages 403-423
  9. David D. Awschalom, Stephan von Molnár
    Pages 437-469
  10. Leo P. Kouwenhoven, Paul L. McEuen
    Pages 471-535
  11. Harold U. Baranger, R. M. Westervelt
    Pages 537-628
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 689-696

About this book


Miniaturization has revolutionized human affairs by making possible inexpensive integrated electronic circuits comprised of devices and wires with sub-micrometer dimensions. These integrated circuits are now ubiquitous, controlling everything from our automobiles to our toasters. Continued miniaturization, beyond sub-micrometer dimensions, seems likely. And so we are compelled to explore science and technology on a new, yet smaller scale: the nanometer scale. This volume is a survey of the machinery and science of the nanometer scale. Its twenty-two contributing authors, drawn from many different disciplines including atomic physics, microelectronics, polymer chemistry, and bio-physics, delineate the course of current research and articulate a vision for the development of the nanometer frontiers in electronics, mechanics, chemistry, magnetics, materials, and biology. They reveal a world thirty years hence where motors are smaller than the diameter of a human hair; where single-celled organisms are programmed to fabricate materials with nanometer precision; where single atoms are used for computation, and where quantum chaos is the norm. Aimed at the level of comprehension of at least a junior- or senior- level undergraduate science (biology, chemistry, physics, or engineering) student, the book provides a survey of developments within the breadth of the nanotechnology field. The book is thus intended for both students and researchers in tunneling microscopy, polymer chemistry, bio-physics, atomic physics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, condensed matter physics, biology, lithography, and chaos. Mathematical derivations have been minimized, but not eliminted. The book contains many illustrations, some in color.


Atom crystal experiment materials science mechanics microscopy nanostructure nanotechnology polymer polymers quantum chaos

Editors and affiliations

  • Gregory Timp
    • 1
  1. 1.Bell LaboratoriesLucent TechnologiesMurray HillUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-6805-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-0531-9
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