Atomic and Nanometer-Scale Modification of Materials

Atomic and Nanometer-Scale Modification of Materials : Fundamentals and Applications

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Presents, in a single volume, highlights of the recent work in the new field of atomic and nanometer-scale modification and manipulation of materials. Atomic manipulation techniques ranging from scanning tunneling microscopy to light-pressure lithography, and fabrication approaches ranging from molecular-beam epitaxy to molecular self-assembly are discussed. The book includes extensive discussions of the fundamental physical mechanisms underlying the modification and manipulation processes, as well as discussions of new phenomena observed in nanostructures. This book would be of interest to physicists, chemists and other scientists interested in atomic scale phenomena and nanostructures.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 364 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 22mm | 687g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • index
  • 0792323343
  • 9780792323341

Table of contents

Atom manipulation with the scanning tunneling microscope; STM-induced modification and electrical properties of surfaces on the atomic and nanometer scales; alkali metals on III - V (110) semiconductor surfaces - overlayer properties and manipulation via STM; field ion evaporation from tip and sample in the STM for atomic-scale surface modification; writing of local, electrically active structures in amorphous silicon films by STM; atomic-scale imaging and modification of spins using a magnetic-sensitive STM; physics and chemistry in high electric fields; field-induced transfer of an atom between two closely spaced electrodes; vibrational heating and atom transfer with the STM; tip-induced modifications of electronic and atomic structure; field emission from single-atom protrusion tips - electron spectroscopy and local heating; four-point resistance measurements of wires written with a scanning tunneling microscope; high resolution patterning with the STM; AFM data storage using thermomechanical writing; BEEM - a probe of nanoscale modification; nanoscale fashioning of materials; growth and in-situ processing of low dimensional quantum structures; quantum dot fabrication by optical lithography and selective etching; high frequency (MHz) nanoactuators for tips and tip-arrays; light pressure lithography; semiconductor quantum dot resonant tunneling spectroscopy; single electron effects in small metallic tunnel junctions; fabrication and electric conductance of a finite atomic gold wire - a theoretical study; structure, dynamics and electronic properties of molecular nanostructures observed by STM; the modification of semi-conductor surfaces by molecular self-assembly; molecular self-assembly and micromachining; characterization of the interaction of C60 with Au (111); molecular and cellular organizates on the electrode surface for electronic control of their functions; characterization and application of nanoscale artifacts in scanning tunneling microscopy.
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