The Wigner Transition in Nanowires

Authored by: David Hughes , Robinson Cortes-Huerto , Pietro Ballone

Handbook of Nanophysics

Print publication date:  September  2010
Online publication date:  September  2010

Print ISBN: 9781420075427
eBook ISBN: 9781420075434
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781420075434-33

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Abstract

Novel techniques to prepare and manipulate systems of nanometric size are being proposed and tested at an amazing and still quickening pace, holding the promise for a revolution in the technological basis of our economy and of our society (Roco et al. 2000). Nanotechnologies already are promoting major new steps in the miniaturization of electronic devices (Cui and Lieber 2001), introducing new concepts in medicine (Loo et al. 2004), changing well-established industrial processes (Zhou et al. 2003), and providing an ever-expanding variety of new ingredients for the next generation of nanostructured materials. In alliance with biotechnologies, nanotechnologies are set to be prominent players in the development of new energy sources and power generation techniques, as well as in the fight to control pollution of the natural environment.

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