This book outlines a selection of exciting advances currently being made worldwide in the field of modern engineering at the nanometer scale. Leading scientists and engineers give a general overview of research advances in their specialized subject areas. They also describe some of their own cutting-edge research and give their visions of the future.Written in a popular and well-illustrated style, the articles are written by young scientists many of whom hold, or have held, prestigious Royal Society or EPSRC Fellowships. Carefully selected by Professor A G Davies and Professor J M T Thompson FRS, topics include: the fabrication and measurement of nanoelectronic devices, organic conductors, and bioelectronic materials; the assembly of such structures into appropriate configurations, including the use of biological processes to drive the assembly; the development of new materials including both organic and inorganic wires, carbon nanotubes, and magnetic materials; and finally, the analysis and characterization of these structures.The book conveys the excitement and enthusiasm of the authors for their work at the frontiers of modern engineering nanotechnology. All are definitive reviews for readers with a general interest in the future directions of science and engineering at the nanometer scale.
The Shape of Carbon: Novel Materials for the 21st Century (H Terrones & M Terrones); Inorganic Nanowires (C Ducati); Multilayered Materials: A Pallette for the Materials Artist (J M Molina-Aldareguia & S J Lloyd); Nature as Chief Engineer (S R Hall); Supramolecular Chemistry: The 'Bottom Up' Approach to Nanoscale Systems (P A Gale); Molecular Self-Assembly: A Toolkit for Engineering at the Nanometer Scale (C Walti); Exploring Tunnel Transport Through Protein at the Molecular Level (J Davis et al.); Two Frontiers of Electronic Engineering: Size and Frequency (J Cunningham); Erasable Electrostatic Lithography to Fabricate Quantum Devices (R Crook); Ultrafast Nanomagnets: Seeing Data Storage in a New Light (R Hicken); Near-Field Microscopy -- Throwing Light on the Nanoworld (D Richards); Single Molecule Fluorescence Detection (M Osborne).