Handbook of Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology, Five-Volume Set

1st Edition

Editors: Hari Nalwa
Hardcover ISBN: 9780125137607
eBook ISBN: 9780080533643
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 18th October 1999
Page Count: 3461
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Nanostructured materials is one of the hottest and fastest growing areas in today's materials science field, along with the related field of solid state physics. Nanostructured materials and their based technologies have opened up exciting new possibilites for future applications in a number of areas including aerospace, automotive, x-ray technology, batteries, sensors, color imaging, printing, computer chips, medical implants, pharmacy, and cosmetics. The ability to change properties on the atomic level promises a revolution in many realms of science and technology. Thus, this book details the high level of activity and significant findings are available for those involved in research and development in the field. It also covers industrial findings and corporate support. This five-volume set summarizes fundamentals of nano-science in a comprehensive way. The contributors enlisted by the editor are at elite institutions worldwide.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Provides comprehensive coverage of the dominant technology of the 21st century

  • Written by 127 authors from 16 countries, making this truly international
  • First and only reference to cover all aspects of nanostructured materials and nanotechnology


Researchers, scientists, and engineers in the areas of chemistry, physics, electrical engineering, and materials science.

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Synthesis and Processing. H.G. Jiang, M.L. Lau, V.L. Telkamp, and E.J. Lavernia, Synthesis of Nanostructured Coatings by High Velocity Oxygen Fuel Thermal Spraying. K.E. Gonsalves, S.P. Rangarajan, and J. Wang, Chemical Synthesis of Nanostructured Metals, Metal Alloys, and Semiconductors. J. Costa, Nanoparticles from Low-Pressure and Low-Temperature Plasma. C.D. Johnson, M. Noh, H. Sellinschegg, R. Schneidmiller, and D.C. Johnson, Kinetic Control of Inorganic Solid State Reactions Resulting from Mechanistic Studies Using Elementally Modulated Reactants. E.J. Gonzalez and G.J. Piermarini, Low Temperature Compaction on Nanosize Powders. W.H. Weinberg, C.M. Reaves, B.Z. Nosho, R.I. Pelzel, and S.P. denBaars, Strained-layer Heteroepitaxy to Fabricate Self-assembled Semiconductor Islands. J.J. McClelland, Nanofabrication via Atom Optics. K.C. Kwaitkowski and C.M. Lukehart, Nanocomposites Prepared by Sol-Gel Methods: Synthesis and Characterization. Q. Yitai, Chemical Preparation and Characterization of Nanocrystalline Materials. D.J. Duval and S.H. Risbud, Semiconductors Quantum Dots-Progress in Processing. I.T.H. Chang, Rapid Solidification Processing of Nanocrystalline Metallic Alloys. K.L. Choy, Vapor Processing of Nanostructured Materials. Volume 2: Spectroscopy and Theory. J.M. Cowley and J.C.H. Spence, Nanodiffraction. M.-I. Baraton, FT-IR Surface Spectrometry of Nanosized Particles. P. Milani and C.E. Bottani, Vibrational Spectroscopy of Mesoscopic Systems. R.M. Taylor II and R. Superfine, Advanced Interfaces to Scanning-probe Microscopes. R. Blick, Microwave Spectroscopy on Quantum Dots. E. Meyer and R. Luthi, Tribological Experiments with Friction Force Microscopy. M. J. Yacaman and J.A. Ascencia, Electron Microscopy Techniques Applied to Study of Nano


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About the Editor

Hari Nalwa

Dr. H. S. Nalwa is the Managing Director of the Stanford Scientific Corporation, Los Angeles, California. He was Head of Department and R&D Manager at the Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation in Los Angeles (1999-2000) and a staff scientist at the Hitachi Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd., Japan (1990-1999). He has authored more than 150 scientific articles and 18 patents on electronic and photonic materials and devices. He has edited the following books: Ferroelectric Polymers (Marcel Dekker, 1995), Nonlinear Optics of Organic Molecules and Polymers (CRC Press, 1997), Organic Electroluminescent Materials and Devices (Gordon & Breach, 1997), Handbook of Organic Conductive Molecules and Polymers, Vol. 1-4 (John Wiley & Sons, 1997), Low and High Dielectric Constant Materials Vol. 1-2 (Academic Press, 1999), Handbook of Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology, Vol. 1-5 (Academic Press, 1999), Handbook of Advanced Electronic and Photonic Materials and Devices, Vol. 1-10 (Academic Press, 2000), Advanced Functional Molecules and Polymers, Vol. 1-4 (Gordon & Breach, 2001), Photodetectors and Fiber Optics (Academic Press, 2001), Supramolecular Photosensitive and Electroactive Materials (Academic Press, 2001), Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology (Academic Press, 2001), Handbook of Thin Film Materials, Vol. 1-5 (Academic Press, 2001), and Handbook of Surfaces and Interfaces of Materials, Vol. 1-5 (Academic Press, 2001). The Handbook of Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology (Vol. 1-5) edited by him received the 1999 Award of Excellence from the Association of American Publishers.Dr. Nalwa serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Macromolecular Science-Physics, Applied Organometallic Chemistry (1993-1999), International Journal of Photoenergy,andPhotonics Science News. He was the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Porphyrin

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly of Hitachi Research Laboratory, Japan


"Nanotechnology, with its multidisciplinary nature and numerous potential applications, may be one of the most difficult fields in which to stay informed. Such a new area would typically have to wait several years for a disciplined, well-organized survey to appear, but Hari Singh Nalwa has already compiled a five-volume overview, Handbook of Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology....The contributors have exerted considerable effort to include introductory material that will benefit readers who are crossing disciplinary lines. Anyone interested in learning how these materials can be made, how they can be characterized, and what they can and might be able to do will likely be well served by this reference." @source:--Phillip D. Szuromi, SCIENCE, June 2, 2000 issue