Nanopattern formation on surfaces is influenced by many processes involving kinetics, mechanics and thermodynamics. This volume presents recent advances in technology and in scientific understanding of nanopatterning in a variety of amaterials systems. A particular emphasis is on developments in surface nanopatterning as a result of kinetics. Various other factors, such as mechanical strain and particle-source collimation, are intimately coupled with the kinetics. The book covers self-assembly and various fabrication processes of nanostructures, the fundamental mechanisms of nanostructure formation, and related topics. The papers are a valuable source of reference for researchers entering the field of nanostructures formation on surfaces. In addition, several invited papers provide a critical literature assessment, which should also prove helpful to those new to the field.
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