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Physical Properties of Ceramic and Carbon Nanoscale Structures The INFN Lectures, Vol. II

Physical Properties of Ceramic and Carbon Nanoscale Structures The INFN Lectures, Vol. II

Author: Stefano Bellucci Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/03/2011

This is the second volume in a series of books on selected topics in Nanoscale Science and Technology based on lectures given at the well-known INFN schools of the same name. The aim of this collection is to provide a reference corpus of suitable, introductory material to relevant subfields, as they mature over time, by gathering the significantly expanded and edited versions of tutorial lectures, given over the years by internationally known experts. The present set of notes stems in particular from the participation and dedication of prestigious lecturers, such as Andrzej Huczko, Nicola Pugno, Alexander Malesevic, Pasquale Onorato and Stefano Bellucci. All lectures were subsequently carefully edited and reworked, taking into account the extensive follow-up discussions. A tutorial lecture by Huczko et al. shows how a variety of carbon and ceramic nanostructures (nanotubes, nanowires, nanofibres, nanorods, and nanoencapsulates) have in particular great potential for improving our understanding of the fundamental concepts of the roles of both dimensionality and size on physical material properties . Bellucci and Onorato provide an extensive and tutorial review of the (quantum) transport properties in carbon nanotubes, encompassing a description of the electronic structure from graphene to single-wall nanotubes, as well as a discussion of experimental evidence of superconductivity in carbon nanotubes and the corresponding theoretical interpretation. In the first contribution by Pugno, new ideas on how to design futuristic self-cleaning, super-adhesive and releasable hierarchical smart materials are presented. He also reviews the mechanical strength of such nanotubes and megacables, with an eye to the visionary project of a carbon nanotube-based 'space elevator megacable'. In his second contribution, Pugno outlines in detail the role on the fracture strength of thermodynamically unavoidable atomistic defects with different size and shape, both numerically and theoretically, for nanotubes and nanotube bundles. Focusing on graphitic allotropes, the chapter by Bellucci and Malesevic aims to give a taste of the widespread implications carbon nanostructures have on research and applications, starting from an historical overview, followed by a discussion of the structure and physical properties of carbon nanotubes and graphene, in particular in the context of the several different synthesis techniques presently available.

Nanoparticles and Nanodevices in Biological Applications The INFN Lectures - Vol I

Nanoparticles and Nanodevices in Biological Applications The INFN Lectures - Vol I

Author: Stefano Bellucci Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/11/2010

This is the ?rst volume in a series of books on selected topics in nanoscale science and technology, based on lectures given at the well-known Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics (Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, or in short INFN) schools of the same name (Nanoscience & Nanotechnology 2006, Nanosceience & N- otechnology 2007). The aim of this collection is to provide a reference corpus of suitable, introductory material to relevant sub?elds, as they mature over time, by gathering the signi?cantly expanded and edited versions of tutorial lectures, given over the years by internationally known experts. The ?eld of nanoscience has witnessed a rapid growth in the last decade. - cently, the attention of the community of nanoscientists has been focusing more and more on technological applications. Nanotechnology is an enabling technology, with a high potential impact on virtually all ?elds of human activity (industrial, health-related, biomedical, environmental, economy, politics, etc.). Its potential yields high expectations for solutions to the main needs of society, although it issues of sustainability and compatibility need to be addressed. The ?elds of research - plication in nanoscience include aerospace, defence, national security, electronics, biology, and medicine.

Supersymmetric Mechanics - Vol. 1 Supersymmetry, Noncommutativity and Matrix Models

Supersymmetric Mechanics - Vol. 1 Supersymmetry, Noncommutativity and Matrix Models

Author: Stefano Bellucci Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/11/2010

This is the first volume in a series of books on the general theme of Supersymmetric Mechanics; the series is based on lectures and discussions held in 2005 and 2006 at the INFN-Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati. The selected topics include supersymmetry and supergravity, the attractor mechanism, black holes, fluxes, noncommutative mechanics, super-Hamiltonian formalism and matrix models. Incorporates in extensive write-ups the results of animated discussion sessions which followed the individual lectures.

Supersymmetric Mechanics - Vol. 3 Attractors and Black Holes in Supersymmetric Gravity

Supersymmetric Mechanics - Vol. 3 Attractors and Black Holes in Supersymmetric Gravity

Author: Stefano Bellucci Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2010

This is the third volume in a series of books on the general topics of Supers- metric Mechanics, with the ?rst and second volumes being published as Lecture Notes in Physics Vol. 698, Supersymmetric Mechanics - Vol. 1: Supersymmetry, Noncommutativity and Matrix Models (ISBN: 3-540-33313-4), and Lecture Notes in Physics Vol. 701, Supersymmetric Mechanics - Vol. 2: The Attractor Mechanism and Space Time Singularities (ISBN: 3-540-34156-0). The aim of this ongoing collection is to provide a reference corpus of suitable, introductory material to the ?eld, by gathering the signi?cantly expanded and edited versions of all tutorial lectures, given over the years at the well-established annual INFN-Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati Winter School on the Attractor Mechanism, directed by myself. The present set of notes results again from the participation and dedication of prestigious lecturers, such as Iosif Bena, Sergio Ferrara, Renata Kallosh, Per Kraus, Finn Larsen, and Boris Pioline. As usual, the lectures were subsequently carefully edited and reworked, taking into account the extensive follow-up discussions. The present volume emphasizes topics of great recent interest, namely general concepts of attractors in supersymmetric gravity and black holes.

The Attractor Mechanism Proceedings of the INFN-Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati School 2007

The Attractor Mechanism Proceedings of the INFN-Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati School 2007

Author: Stefano Bellucci Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/2010

This book is based upon the lectures delivered from 18 to 22 June 2007 at the INFN-LaboratoriNazionali di Frascati School on Attractor Mechanism, directed by Stefano Bellucci, with the participation of prestigious lecturers, including S. Ferrara, M. Gnaydin, P. Levay, T. Mohaupt, and A. Zichichi. All lectures were given at a pedagogical, introductory level, a feature which is re?ected in the s- ci?c ?avor of this volume, which has also bene?ted much from the extensive discussions and related reworking of the various contributions. This is the fourth volume in a series of books on the general topics of sup- symmetry, supergravity,black holes, and the attractor mechanism. Indeed, based on previous meetings, three volumes have already been published: BELLUCCI S. (2006). Supersymmetric Mechanics - Vol. 1: Supersymmetry, NoncommutativityandMatrixModels.(vol.698,pp.1-229).ISBN:3-540-33313-4. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Verlag (Germany). Springer Lecture Notes in Physics Vol. 698. BELLUCCIS.,S.FERRARA, A.MARRANI.(2006).SupersymmetricMech- ics - Vol. 2: The Attractor Mechanism and Space Time Singularities. (vol. 701, pp. 1-242). ISBN-13: 9783540341567. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Verlag (G- many). Springer Lecture Notes in Physics Vol. 701. BELLUCCIS.(2008).SupersymmetricMechanics-Vol.3:AttractorsandBlack HolesinSupersymmetricGravity.(vol.755,pp.1-373).ISBN-13:9783540795223. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Verlag (Germany). Springer Lecture Notes in Physics 755. In this volume, we have included two contributions originating from short p- sentations of recent original results given by participants, i.e., Wei Li and Filipe Moura.

Nanoparticles and Nanodevices in Biological Applications The INFN Lectures - Vol I

Nanoparticles and Nanodevices in Biological Applications The INFN Lectures - Vol I

Author: Stefano Bellucci Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2008

This is the ?rst volume in a series of books on selected topics in nanoscale science and technology, based on lectures given at the well-known Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics (Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, or in short INFN) schools of the same name (Nanoscience & Nanotechnology 2006, Nanosceience & N- otechnology 2007). The aim of this collection is to provide a reference corpus of suitable, introductory material to relevant sub?elds, as they mature over time, by gathering the signi?cantly expanded and edited versions of tutorial lectures, given over the years by internationally known experts. The ?eld of nanoscience has witnessed a rapid growth in the last decade. - cently, the attention of the community of nanoscientists has been focusing more and more on technological applications. Nanotechnology is an enabling technology, with a high potential impact on virtually all ?elds of human activity (industrial, health-related, biomedical, environmental, economy, politics, etc.). Its potential yields high expectations for solutions to the main needs of society, although it issues of sustainability and compatibility need to be addressed. The ?elds of research - plication in nanoscience include aerospace, defence, national security, electronics, biology, and medicine.

Supersymmetric Mechanics - Vol. 3 Attractors and Black Holes in Supersymmetric Gravity

Supersymmetric Mechanics - Vol. 3 Attractors and Black Holes in Supersymmetric Gravity

Author: Stefano Bellucci Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2008

This is the third volume in a series of books on the general topics of Supers- metric Mechanics, with the ?rst and second volumes being published as Lecture Notes in Physics Vol. 698, Supersymmetric Mechanics - Vol. 1: Supersymmetry, Noncommutativity and Matrix Models (ISBN: 3-540-33313-4), and Lecture Notes in Physics Vol. 701, Supersymmetric Mechanics - Vol. 2: The Attractor Mechanism and Space Time Singularities (ISBN: 3-540-34156-0). The aim of this ongoing collection is to provide a reference corpus of suitable, introductory material to the ?eld, by gathering the signi?cantly expanded and edited versions of all tutorial lectures, given over the years at the well-established annual INFN-Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati Winter School on the Attractor Mechanism, directed by myself. The present set of notes results again from the participation and dedication of prestigious lecturers, such as Iosif Bena, Sergio Ferrara, Renata Kallosh, Per Kraus, Finn Larsen, and Boris Pioline. As usual, the lectures were subsequently carefully edited and reworked, taking into account the extensive follow-up discussions. The present volume emphasizes topics of great recent interest, namely general concepts of attractors in supersymmetric gravity and black holes.

Supersymmetric Mechanics - Vol. 2 The Attractor Mechanism and Space Time Singularities

Supersymmetric Mechanics - Vol. 2 The Attractor Mechanism and Space Time Singularities

Author: Stefano Bellucci, Ferrara Sergio, Marrani Alessio Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/09/2006

This is the first volume in a series of books on the general theme of Supersymmetric Mechanics; the series is based on lectures and discussions held in 2005 and 2006 at the INFN-Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati. This volume supplies a pedagogical introduction, at the non-expert level, to the attractor mechanism in space-time singularities. After a qualitative overview, explicit examples realizing the attractor mechanism are treated at length.

Supersymmetric Mechanics - Vol. 1 Supersymmetry, Noncommutativity and Matrix Models

Supersymmetric Mechanics - Vol. 1 Supersymmetry, Noncommutativity and Matrix Models

Author: Stefano Bellucci Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/08/2006

This is the first volume in a series of books on the general theme of Supersymmetric Mechanics; the series is based on lectures and discussions held in 2005 and 2006 at the INFN-Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati. The selected topics include supersymmetry and supergravity, the attractor mechanism, black holes, fluxes, noncommutative mechanics, super-Hamiltonian formalism and matrix models. Incorporates in extensive write-ups the results of animated discussion sessions which followed the individual lectures.