Accession Number : ADA290214

Title :   Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Europe.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Dec 94,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Tolles, William A.

PDF Url : ADA290214

Report Date : 30 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 157

Abstract : The subject of nanoscience and/or nanotechnology is of considerable interest as a rapidly expanding frontier of research. This report documents information gathered at 44 laboratories in Europe by the author over a six month period. Research activities in physics, electronics, materials, chemistry, and biotechnology are included. Fundamental advances in fabrication, characterization, and utilization of nanostructures are presented. Areas of greatest interest include nanostructures for electronic and optical materials and devices, sensors, and other applications envisioned. Research programs covered include lithography, materials, self-assembly, local probes, transport properties, quantum dots and wires, surface film behavior, some magnetic and optical behavior, including nonlinear spectroscopy, high frequency device behavior, and mechanical measurements at nanodimensions. A short description of the environment at each laboratory visited is included.

Descriptors :   *MICROELECTRONICS, *QUANTUM ELECTRONICS, INFRARED DETECTION, EUROPE, PROBES, MAGNETIC PROPERTIES, HIGH FREQUENCY, SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPES, INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY, QUANTUM WELLS, HETEROJUNCTIONS, TUNNELING(ELECTRONICS), THIN FILMS, FABRICATION, OPTICAL MATERIALS, CHARGE CARRIERS, NONLINEAR OPTICS, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, LITHOGRAPHY, SILICON, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, BIOTECHNOLOGY, LUMINESCENCE, MOLECULAR ELECTRONICS.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Quantum Theory and Relativity
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE