Metallic Micro and Nano Materials

Fabrication with Atomic Diffusion

  • Masumi Saka

Part of the Engineering Materials book series (ENG.MAT.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Masumi Saka
    Pages 1-14
  3. Kazuhiko Sasagawa, Masumi Saka
    Pages 15-51
  4. Masumi Saka, Kazuhiko Sasagawa
    Pages 53-92
  5. Mikio Muraoka, Hironori Tohmyoh
    Pages 93-141
  6. Yang Ju
    Pages 143-172
  7. Hironori Tohmyoh, Mikio Muraoka
    Pages 173-220
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 231-235

About this book


This book focuses on the metallic Nano- and Micro-materials (NMMs) fabricated by physical techniques such as atomic diffusion. A new technology for fabricating NMMs by atomic diffusion is presented. Two kinds of atomic diffusion are treated; one is a phenomenon caused by electron flow in high density and called electromigration and the other is stress migration which depends on a gradient of hydrostatic stress in a material. In three parts, the book describes the theory of atomic diffusion, the evaluation of physical properties and the treatment and applications of metallic NMMs. The new methods such as atomic diffusion are expected are expected to be crucial for the fabrication of NMMs in the future and to partially replace methods based on chemical reactions.


Atomic Diffusion Electromigration Nanocoils Stress Migration hydrostatic stress

Editors and affiliations

  • Masumi Saka
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Engineering, Dept. NanomechanicsTohoku UniversityAramaki, SendaiJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-15410-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-15411-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-1317
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-1212
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