Intensive research on fullerenes, nanoparticles, and quantum dots in the 1990s led to interest in nanotubes and nanowires in subsequent years. Handbook of Nanophysics: Nanotubes and Nanowires focuses on the fundamental physics and latest applications of these important nanoscale materials and structures. Each peer-reviewed chapter contains a broad-

Carbon Nanotubes. Inorganic Nanotubes. Types of Nanowires. Nanowire Arrays. Nanowire Properties. Atomic Wires and Point Contact. Nanoscale Rings. Index.