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Basic Physics of Nanoscience - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128137185, 9780128137192

Basic Physics of Nanoscience

1st Edition

Traditional Approaches and New Aspects at the Ultimate Level

Author: Wolfram Schommers
Paperback ISBN: 9780128137185
eBook ISBN: 9780128137192
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 19th September 2018
Page Count: 302
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Basic Physics of Nanoscience: Traditional Approaches and New Aspects at the Ultimate Level deals with the description of properties at the Nano level and self-organizing quantum processes of Nano systems. The book presents the state of the art as well as theoretical discussions of future developments, beginning with simple Nano systems’ sensitivity to small variations in interaction potential compared to bulk cases, and continuing with a discussion of the structure and dynamics of Nano systems as a function of temperature. Additionally, the book analyzes self-organizing quantum processes—which are essential in the design of new Nano systems—in detail, and explores new aspects related to the quantum theoretical nature of time, leading to an expansion of the basic laws through nanotechnology. Finally, the book explores the effect of nanotechnological manipulations of brain functions and the need for the development of reliable models for the matter-mind complex. This innovative approach to understanding Nano systems makes Basic Physics of Nanoscience a vital resource for advanced students and researchers of physics, materials science, and neuroscience.

Key Features

  • Discusses nanoscience at the ultimate level where the properties of molecular (atomic) matter emerge
  • Presents classical approaches in nanoscience as well as new aspects such as the quantum-physical nature of time
  • Features an interdisciplinary approach, including physics, behavior research, brain research, the matter–mind–problem, and philosophical implications


Advanced students and academic researchers in physics, materials science and neuroscience

Table of Contents

1. Basic Elements of Nanoscience
1.1 The Relevance of the Basic Laws
1.2 What is Time?
1.3 World Views
1. 4 New Aspects: Summary
1.5 Interactions
1.6 Hierarchy of Parts in a Part
1.7 The Unified Whole
1.8 Analogy to General Theory of Relativity
1.9 Scientific Realism
1.10 Summary and Final Remarks

2. Theoretical and Computational Methods
2.1 The Pragmatic Point of View
2.2 Experiments and Opinions
2.3 Nanosystems: General Considerations
2.4 Theoretical and Computational Description of usual Nanosystems
2.5 Theoretical Treatment
2.6 Interaction Potentials
2.7 On the Determination of Pair Potentials: Brief Remarks
2.8 Model-independent Potentials
2.9 Embedded-Atom Method
2.10 Quantum Molecular Dynamics
2.11 Covalent Binding
2.12 Models for Many-body Potentials
2.13 The Monte Carlo Method
2.14 Application of the Molecular Dynamics Method
2.15 Summary and Final Remarks

3. New Aspects
3.1 Basic Reality and Selections
3.2 Projection Principle: Basic Laws
3.3 Basic Equations
3.4 Stationary- and Non-Stationary Behavior
3.5 The V-Stationarity
3.6 Equivalency
3.7 Non-interacting Objects
3.8 Characteristics
3.9 On the Determination of the Wave Functions
3.10 What is a particle?
3.11 Summary and Final Remarks


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About the Author

Wolfram Schommers

Dr. Wolfram Schommers is a professor of theoretical physics, professor of physics and materials sciences, and a distinguished professor of physics in Europe, China, and the United States. Professor Schommers’ scientific activities are concentrated on computational and theoretical physics. His main research interests are nanophysics (nanoclusters, nanostructures and nanomachines, temperature effects, and electronic states) and foundations of physics. In addition to his numerous publications, Dr. Schommers has served as editor of multiple journals. He is also an invited member of the Humboldt Academy, Academic Board of the Humboldt Society, and Advisory Board of Medical Ethics of the 21th Century.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Texas, Arlington, USA and Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

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