What is What in the Nanoworld: A Handbook on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Second Edition
Copyright © 2008 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Author(s): Victor E. Borisenko, Stefano Ossicini
Published Online: 15 FEB 2010
Print ISBN: 9783527407835
Online ISBN: 9783527623334
About this Book
More than 1,400 entries, from a few sentences to a page in length.
The second, completely revised and enlarged edition of this introductory reference handbook summarizes the terms and definitions, most important phenomena, and regulations occurring in the physics, chemistry, technology, and application of nanostructures. A representative collection of fundamental terms and definitions from quantum physics and chemistry, special mathematics, organic and inorganic chemistry, solid state physics, material science and technology accompanies recommended second sources (books, reviews, websites) for an extended study of any given subject.
Each entry interprets the term or definition under consideration and briefly presents the main features of the phenomena behind it. Additional information in the form of notes ("First described in", "Recognition", "More details in") supplements the entries and gives a historical perspective of the subject with reference to further sources.
Ideal for answering questions related to unknown terms and definitions among undergraduate and PhD students studying the physics of low-dimensional structures, nanoelectronics, and nanotechnology.