Stefano Cabrini and Satoshi Kawata, eds.
CRC Press, 2012; $129.95 (hardcover).
Nanofabrication is an emerging field, and this volume explores several aspects of its diverse techniques: theoretical considerations, practical implementation, advantages and limitations of each technique, instrumentation and practical applications in the fields of optics, electronics and biomedicine. The chapters on two-photon lithography, plasmonic metamaterials, nanoelectronics, self-assembled DNA nanostructures and DNA devices, and manipulation and nanostructuring for biological applications demonstrate the utility of these techniques in the biomedical optics field. The editors, both experienced researchers in nanofabrication, produced a clearly written and well-illustrated book. The text is expertly integrated with high-quality figures and includes an index. This book is suitable for researchers and engineers in a variety of disciplines. I highly recommend it as a comprehensive introduction to nanofabrication techniques.
Review by Barry R. Masters, Fellow of AAAS, OSA and SPIE. He is a visiting scientist in the department of biological engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., U.S.A.
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