The self-assembled nastructured materials described in this book offer a number of advantages over conventional material techlogies in a wide range of sectors. World leaders in the field of self-organisation of nastructures review the current status of research and development in the field, and give an account of the formation, properties, and self-organisation of semiconductor nastructures. Chapters on structural, electronic and optical properties, and devices based on self-organised nastructures are also included. Future research work on self-assembled nastructures will connect diverse areas of material science, physics, chemistry, electronics and optoelectronics. This book will provide an excellent starting point for workers entering the field and a useful reference to the nastructured materials research community. It will be useful to any scientist who is involved in natechlogy and those wishing to gain a view of what is possible with modern fabrication techlogy. Mohamed Henini is a Professor of Applied Physics at the University of Nottingham. He has authored and co-authored over 750 papers in international journals and conference proceedings and is the founder of two international conferences. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Microelectronics Journal and has edited three previous Elsevier books.
Dr M. Henini has over 20 years' experience of Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) growth and has published >700 papers. He has particular interests in the MBE growth and physics of self-assembled quantum dots using electronic, optical and structural techniques. Leaders in the field of self-organisation of nanostructures will give an account on the formation, properties, and self-organization of semiconductor nanostructures.