Foundations of Nanomechanics

From Solid-State Theory to Device Applications

  • Andrew N. Cleland

Part of the Advanced Texts in Physics book series (ADTP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  13. Back Matter
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About this book


This text provides an introduction, at the level of an advanced student in engineering or physics, to the field of nanomechanics and nanomechanical devices. It provides a unified discussion of solid mechanics, with notation consistent with modern convention. A discussion of electrical transducer applications is included, covering such topics as piezoresistance and piezoelecticity. The text includes a discussion of fundamental and spurious sources of noise, and how these sources affect both the amplitude and phase of a mechanical resonator. A brief discussion of nonlinearity in mechanical systems is given. Demonstrated applications of these devices, as well as an introduction to fabrication techniques, are also discussed; a primer on optical as well as electron beam lithography is given in two concise chapters. The text concludes with an overview of potential future technologies, including a discussion of carbon nanotubes and other molecular assemblies.


Lithography Mechanics Micromachining Nanotube Noise Resonators carbon nanotubes

Authors and affiliations

  • Andrew N. Cleland
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07821-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05287-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1439-2674
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