Many of the devices and systems used in modern industry are becoming progressively smaller and have reached the nanoscale domain. Nanofabrication aims at building nanoscale structures, which can act as components, devices, or systems, in large quantities at potentially low cost. Nanofabrication is vital to all nanotechnology fields, especially for the realization of nanotechnology that involves the traditional areas across engineering and science. This is the first book solely dedicated to the manufacturing technology in nanoscale structures, devices, and systems and is designed to satisfy the growing demands of researchers, professionals, and graduate students.Both conventional and non-conventional fabrication technologies are introduced with emphasis on multidisciplinary principles, methodologies, and practical applications. While conventional technologies consider the emerging techniques developed for next generation lithography, non-conventional techniques include scanning probe microscopy lithography, self-assembly, and imprint lithography, as well as techniques specifically developed for making carbon tubes and molecular circuits and devices.
During the 1890s, the Scramble for Africa created the new country of Uganda. This inland territory carved out by British agents first encompassed some 20-30 African kingdoms. In his magisterial new study, Anthony Low examines how and why the British were able to dominate these rulerships and establish a colonial government. At the same time, the book goes beyond providing a simple narrative account of events; rather, Low seeks to analyse the conditions under which such a transformation was possible. By skilfully negotiating the many complex political and social undercurrents of this period, Low presents a groundbreaking theoretical model of colonial conquest and rule. The result is a major contribution to debates about the making of empire that will appeal to Africanists and imperial historians alike
An up-to-date, single-source reference on preparatory inorganic materials science<br> <br> This comprehensive volume on the preparation of single-phase inorganic materials covers the most important methods and techniques in solid-state synthesis and materials fabrication, including recent advances in the field. Incorporating both the fundamental background as well as information on advanced methodologies, Inorganic Materials Synthesis and Fabrication:<br> *<br> <br> Explains the basic principles of crystallography, thermodynamics, and kinetics required to use the techniques described<br> *<br> <br> Covers crystallographic and microstructural considerations<br> *<br> <br> Discusses the chemical energetics and atomistics of reactions and transformations in solids<br> *<br> <br> Details solid-vapor reactions, solid-liquid reactions, and solid-solid reactions<br> *<br> <br> Covers nanomaterials synthesis, including bottom-up and top-down methods<br> *<br> <br> Incorporates information on materials fabrication, including texture control, forming processes, consolidation methods, and more<br> *<br> <br> Includes extensive references to the literature<br> *<br> <br> Presents biographical sketches of distinguished materials scientists of the twentieth century<br> <br> With an accessible, interdisciplinary approach, this is an excellent introductory text for materials science and engineering, chemistry, and physics students, as well as a practical, hands-on reference for working professionals.