The book covers the recent advances in the physics and technology of laser ablation and generation of nanoparticles and surface nano- and microstructures. The fourteen chapters, written by experts in the field, are well coordinated: starting with the theory of growth in out-of-equilibrium deposition processes, they then treat wetting, adherence and nanostructuring, and discuss, in detail, mechanisms and deposition parameters in a variety of environments, materials and pulse timescales. This is an invaluable reference for the specialist, but also for anyone involved in nanoparticles and deposition.
Review by Silvano Donati, University of Pavia, Italy

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