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Introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy: Second Edition

C. Julian Chen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211500
eISBN:
9780191705991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211500.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The scanning tunneling microscope (STM) and the atomic force microscope (AFM), both capable of visualizing and manipulating individual atoms, are the cornerstones of nanoscience and nanotechnology ... More


NANOSTRUCTURES

Vinod K. Wadhawan

in Smart Structures: Blurring the Distinction Between the Living and the Nonliving

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199229178
eISBN:
9780191711282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229178.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The nanoscale is where most of the action takes place in natural biological phenomena. The fields of nanotechnology and smart structures will therefore grow hand in hand. Nanosized particles are ... More


Conclusions and Outlook

M. Bordag, G. L. Klimchitskaya, U. Mohideen, and V. M. Mostepanenko

in Advances in the Casimir Effect

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199238743
eISBN:
9780191716461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238743.003.0025
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter contains conclusions and some words about the outlook. The main conclusion is that at present there is already very good agreement between the theory, adapted for the case of real ... More


Nanocomposites with Biodegradable Polymers: Synthesis, Properties, and Future Perspectives

Vikas Mittal (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199581924
eISBN:
9780191728853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581924.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Polymer nanocomposites with practically all the commercial polymer matrices have been synthesized and nano-scale filler dispersion has been achieved with varying degrees of success. The commercial ... More


Applications of AFM

Peter Eaton and Paul West

in Atomic Force Microscopy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199570454
eISBN:
9780191722851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570454.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

AFM has been applied with great success to an incredibly wide range of scientific and technological fields, and in the final chapter we present a range of applications that show the breadth and depth ... More


The Equilibrium Theory of Inhomogeneous Polymers

Glenn Fredrickson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567295
eISBN:
9780191717956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567295.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This book provides an introduction to the field-theoretic methods and computer simulation techniques used in the design of structured polymeric fluids for a wide variety of applications. By such ... More


INTRODUCTION

C. Mathew Mate

in Tribology on the Small Scale: A Bottom Up Approach to Friction, Lubrication, and Wear

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198526780
eISBN:
9780191712098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526780.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This introductory chapter discusses why the scientific field encompassing friction, lubrication, adhesion, and wear is called tribology, and recent scientific advances that are now enabling us to ... More


The Resurgence of Route 128: The Triumph of Open Systems

Michael H. Best

in The New Competitive Advantage: The Renewal of American Industry

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297451
eISBN:
9780191595967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297459.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Boston's Route 128 illustrates the concepts of regional technology capability, technology genealogy, and technology roadmap. Precision machining and complex product systems are regional technological ... More


THE FUTURE OF SMART STRUCTURES

Vinod K. Wadhawan

in Smart Structures: Blurring the Distinction Between the Living and the Nonliving

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199229178
eISBN:
9780191711282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229178.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter on the future of smart structures naturally has a high element of speculation. It begins by listing the already existing applications of smart structures and systems. It then follows the ... More


INTRODUCTION

Glenn H. Fredrickson

in The Equilibrium Theory of Inhomogeneous Polymers

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567295
eISBN:
9780191717956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567295.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter introduces polymer systems of broad contemporary interest, the notions of macrophase separation and microphase separation in polymeric fluids, and modern themes in polymer science and ... More


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