Silicon-Based Low-Dimensional Nanomaterials and Nanodevices
Nanotechnology allows us to alter the fundamental properties of matter, giving rise to novel materials with desirable attributes and many new applications. This book focuses on silicon-based nanotechnology, which is compatible with and can easily be integrated into conventional silicon microtechnology. After a brief overview of nanotechnology, the text discusses silicon-based low-dimensional nanodevices followed by the synthesis, characterization, and properties of silicon-based nanomaterials. The authors also explore nanomachining, nanomanipulating, and assembling techniques for nanomaterials along with applications in electronic, photonics, biology, renewable energy, and other areas.