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Clearly structured in two main parts, this book reviews the fundamentals and applications of electrocrystallization processes in nanotechnology.
The first part, "Fundamentals" covers the basic concepts of electrocrystallization, computer simulations of low–dimensional metal phase formation, electrodeposition in templates and nanocavities, nanoscale electrocrystallization from ionic liquids, and superconformal electrodeposition of metals.
The second part, "Preparation and properties of
nanostructures", includes nanostructuring by STM tip
induced localized electrocrystallization of metals,
fabrication of ordered anodic nanoporous Al2O3 layers and
their application, preparation of nanogaps, nanocontacts,
nanowires and nanodots by selective electrochemical
deposition, as well as electrodeposition of magnetic
nanostructures and multilayers.
Georgi Staikov received his MS in physical chemistry from Sofia University in 1968, and subsequently joined the Central Laboratory of Electrochemical Power Sources at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, ultimately becoming deputy director. In 1993 he transferred to the University of Karlsruhe to continue his research with Professor W. J. Lorenz on electrocrystallization and underpotential deposition of metals. He is currently a senior scientist at the Research Center Jülich and an assistant professor at the University of Düsseldorf. Dr. Staikov has over 100 publications to his name, and his current research focuses on the application of electrochemical phase formation processes for nanometer–scale structuring and modification of solid surfaces.
1 The Impact of Electrocrystallization on Nanotechnology (G. Staikov and A. Milchev)
2 Computer Simulations of Electrochemical Low–dimensional Metal Phase Formation (M.M. Mariscal and E.P.M. Leiva)
3 Electrodeposition of Metals in Templates and STM Tip–generated 0D Nanocavities (W. Kautek)
4 Nanoscale Electrocrystallization of Metals and Semiconductors from Ionic Liquids (W. Freyland )
5 Superconformal Film Growth (T.P. Moffat et al.)
PREPARATION AND PROPERTIES OF NANOSTRUCTURES
6 Localized Electrocrystallization of Metals by STM Tip Nanoelectrodes (W. Schindler and P. Hugelmann)
7 Fabrication of Ordered Anodic Nanoporous Alumina Layers and Their Application in Nanotechnology (H. Asoh and S. Ono)
8 Electrochemical Fabrication of Metal Nanocontacts and Nanogaps (F. Chen and N.J. Tao)
9 Nanowires by Electrochemical Step Edge Decoration (ESED) (R.M. Penner)
10 Electrochemical Fabrication of Arrayed Nanostructures (T. Homma)
11 Electrodeposition of Two–dimensional Magnetic Nanostructures on Single Crystal Electrode Surfaces (P. Allongue and F. Maroun)
12 Electrodeposition and Properties of Nanoscale Magnetic/Non–Magnetic Metallic Multilayer Films (L. Peter and I. Bakonyi)