Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor

Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor

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Supriyo Datta
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Revised ed., 5/9/2013
EAN 9781107632134, ISBN10: 1107632137

Paperback, 420 pages, 24.4 x 17 x 2.4 cm
Language: English

This book presents the conceptual framework underlying the atomistic theory of matter, emphasizing those aspects that relate to current flow. This includes some of the most advanced concepts of non-equilibrium quantum statistical mechanics. No prior acquaintance with quantum mechanics is assumed. Chapter 1 provides a description of quantum transport in elementary terms accessible to a beginner. The book then works its way from hydrogen to nanostructures, with extensive coverage of current flow. The final chapter summarizes the equations for quantum transport with illustrative examples showing how conductors evolve from the atomic to the ohmic regime as they get larger. Many numerical examples are used to provide concrete illustrations and the corresponding Matlab codes can be downloaded from the web. Videostreamed lectures, keyed to specific sections of the book, are also available through the web. This book is primarily aimed at senior and graduate students.

1. Prologue - electrical resistance
an atomistic view
2. Schrödinger equation
3. Self-consistent field
4. Basis functions
5. Bandstructure
6. Subbands
7. Capacitance
8. Level broadening
9. Coherent transport
10. Non-coherent transport
11. Atom to transistor
Appendix/advanced formalism
Selected bibliography
MATLAB codes for text figures.

'Molecular transport phenomena in junctions is a very 'hot' area, that is best understood in terms of quantum transport phenomena in general. This book, by one of the true leaders in this field, presents and clarifies molecular transport in the context of the larger quantum transport area. The text is lucid, masterful, understandable and unified. The numerical examples and MATLAB codes combine with the discussions to provide a strongly integrated and very readable overview of the field.' Mark Ratner, Northwestern University