The Nano-Micro Interface: Bridging the Micro and Nano Worlds

The Nano-Micro Interface: Bridging the Micro and Nano Worlds

Editor(s): Hans-Jörg Fecht, Matthias Werner

Published Online: 13 JUL 2005

Print ISBN: 9783527309788

Online ISBN: 9783527604111

DOI: 10.1002/3527604111

About this Book

Two exciting worlds of science and technology - the nano and micro dimensions. The former is a booming new field of research, the latter the established size range for electronics, and for mutual technological benefit and future commercialization, suitable junctions need to be found.
Functional nanostructures such as DNA computers, sensors, neural interfaces, nanooptics or molecular electronics need to be wired to their 'bigger' surroundings. Coming from the opposite direction, microelectronics have experienced an unprecedented miniaturization drive in the last decade, pushing ever further down through the micro size scale towards submicron circuitry. Bringing these two worlds together is a new interdisciplinary challenge for scientists and engineers alike - recognized and substantially funded by the European Commission and other major project initiators worldwide.
This book offers a wide range of information from technologies to materials and devices as well as from research to administrative know-how collected by the editors from renowned key members of the nano/micro community.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Nanotechnology Research Funding and Commercialization Prospects

  2. Part II: Fundamentals and Technology

    1. Chapter 7

      Bridging Dimensional and Microstructural Scaling Effects (pages 77–88)

      Uwe Erb, Cedric Cheung, Mohammadreza Baghbanan and Gino Palumbo

    2. Chapter 10

      New Technology for An Application-Specific Lab-on-a-Chip (pages 119–137)

      Heiko Schäfer, Steffen Chemnitz, Konstantin Seibel, Volodymyr Koziy, Alexander Fischer, Dietmar Ehrhardt and Markus Böhm

    3. Chapter 13

      Microwave-Driven Hydrothermal Synthesis of Oxide Nanopowders for Applications in Optoelectronics (pages 163–179)

      Witold Lojkowski, Agnieszka Opalinska, Tomasz Strachowski, Adam Presz, Stanislaw Gierlotka, Ewa Grzanka, Bogdan Palosz, Wieslaw Strek, Dariusz Hreniak, Larisa Grigorjeva, Donats Millers, Federica Bondioli, Cristina Leonelli and Edward Reszke

  3. Part III: Applications

    1. Chapter 18

      Amorphous Electrically Conducting Materials for Transducer Applications (pages 239–246)

      Alex Dommann, Marco Cucinelli, Dr. Matthias Werner and Marc-Aurele Nicolet

    2. Chapter 19

      Commercial Applications of Diamond-Based Nano- and Microtechnology (pages 247–262)

      Peter Gluche, André Flöter, Stephan Ertl and Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Fecht

    3. Chapter 21

      Preparation and Properties of MgO–Ni(Fe) Nanocrystalline Composites (pages 281–287)

      Oldřich Schneeweiss, Naděžda Pizúrová, Yvonna Jirásková and Tomáš Žák

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