Description

Nanophotonics has emerged as a major technology and applications domain, exploiting the interaction of light-emitting and light-sensing nanostructured materials. These devices are lightweight, highly efficient, low on power consumption, and are cost effective to produce. The authors of this book have been involved in pioneering work in manufacturing photonic devices from carbon nanotube (CNT) nanowires and provide a series of practical guidelines for their design and manufacture, using processes such as nano-robotic manipulation and assembly methods. They also introduce the design and operational principles of opto-electrical sensing devices at the nano scale. Thermal annealing and packaging processes are also covered, as key elements in a scalable manufacturing process. Examples of applications of different nanowire based photonic devices are presented. These include applications in the fields of electronics (e.g. FET, CNT Schotty diode) and solar energy.

Key Features

  • Discusses opto-electronic nanomaterials, characterization and properties from an engineering perspective, enabling the commercialization of key emerging technologies
  • Provides scalable techniques for nanowire structure growth, manipulation and assembly (i.e. synthesis)
  • Explores key application areas such as sensing, electronics and solar energy

Readership

Primary: Industrial R&D and Academic communities including optical engineers, photonics engineers, instrumentation engineers, electronics engineers, functional optoelectronic materials engineers and others seeking practical information regarding the development of nanophotonic devices and technologies. Secondary: Graduate courses

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments About the Editors List of Contributers Chapter 1 Introduction 1.1 Overview 1.2 Impact of Nanomaterials 1.3 Challenges and Difficulties in Manufacturing Nanomaterials-Based Devices 1.3.1 Role of Microfluidics 1.3.2 Role of Robotic Nanoassembly 1.4 Summary References Chapter 2 Nanomaterials Processing for Device Manufacturing 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Characteristics of Carbon Nanotubes 2.3 Classification of Carbon Nanotubes using Microfluidics 2.3.1 Dielectrophoretic Phenomenon on CNTs 2.3.2 Experimental Results: Separation of Semiconducting CNTs 2.4 Deposition of CNTs by Microrobotic Workstation 2.5 Summary References Chapter 3 Design and Generation of Dielectrophoretic Forces for Manipulating Carbon Nanotubes 3.1 Overview 3.2 Dielectrophoretic Force Modeling 3.2.1 Modeling of Electrorotation for Nanomanipulation 3.2.2 Dynamic Modeling of Rotational Motion of Carbon Nanotubes for Intelligent Manufacturing of CNT-Based Devices 3.2.3 Dynamic Effect of Fluid Medium on Nano Particles by Dielectrophoresis 3.3 Theory for Microelectrode and Electric Field Design for Carbon Nanotube Applications 3.3.1 Microelectrode Design 3.3.2 Theory for Microelectrode Design 3.4 Electric Field Design 3.5 Carbon Nanotubes Application-Simulation Results 3.5.1 Dielectrophoretic Force: Simulation Results 3.5.2 Electrorotation (Torque): Simulation Results 3.5.3 Rotational Motion of Carbon Nanotubes: Simulation Results 3.6 Summary References Chapter 4 Atomic Force Microscope-Based Nanorobotic System for Nanoassembly 4.1 Introduction to AFM and Nanomanipulation 4.1.1 AFM’s Basic Principle 4.1.2 Imaging Mode of AFM 4.1.3 AFM-Based Nanomanipulation 4.2 AFM-Based Augmented Reality System

Details

No. of pages:
224
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
William Andrew
Electronic ISBN:
9781437734720
Print ISBN:
9781437734713
Print ISBN:
9780128103494

About the authors