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Posted: January 13, 2010
Finnish researchers compile a new major encyclopaedic work on nanotechnology
(Nanowerk News) University of Jyväskylä researchers compile a new major encyclopaedic work on Nanotechnology Ion Beams in Nanoscience and Technology – a major new book on how energetic ions from different types of particle accelerators can be used in frontline nanoscience and nanotechnology was released in November 2009 by the renowned publisher Springer Science+Business Media.
The book is the first of its kind in bringing together in one single volume many different methods and applications of ion beam methods in nanoscience and nanotechnology. The fields covered range from technologies for producing more powerful chips for future PCs to nanomachining and biomedicine.
The work not only deals with the applications, methods and tool but also the underlying theory and emphasises the new tools and possibilities that are being developed at the University of Jyväskylä. Professor Harry J. Whitlow, at the Accelerator Laboratory in the Department of Physics has lead the trio of editors and 35 leading international experts that have contributed to the book.
A measure of the University of Jyväskylä's strength in the field is that approximately one third of this book is written by authors with strong connection to Jyväskylä including Timo Sajavaara and Jyrki Räisänen (formerly a professor at Jyväskylä) from the Accelerator Laboratory as well as Antti Nuottajärvi, Tarmo Suppula and Dan White (formerly worked at the Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences) from the Jyväskylä Nanoscience Centre.