Transport in Nanostructures

Transport in Nanostructures

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David K. Ferry, Stephen M. Goodnick, Jonathan Bird
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 8/20/2009
EAN 9780521877480, ISBN10: 0521877482

Hardcover, 670 pages, 25.4 x 20.1 x 3.6 cm
Language: English

The advent of semiconductor structures whose characteristic dimensions are smaller than the mean free path of carriers has led to the development of novel devices, and advances in theoretical understanding of mesoscopic systems or nanostructures. This book has been thoroughly revised and provides a much-needed update on the very latest experimental research into mesoscopic devices and develops a detailed theoretical framework for understanding their behaviour. Beginning with the key observable phenomena in nanostructures, the authors describe quantum confined systems, transmission in nanostructures, quantum dots, and single electron phenomena. Separate chapters are devoted to interference in diffusive transport, temperature decay of fluctuations, and non-equilibrium transport and nanodevices. Throughout the book, the authors interweave experimental results with the appropriate theoretical formalism. The book will be of great interest to graduate students taking courses in mesoscopic physics or nanoelectronics, and researchers working on semiconductor nanostructures.

1. Introduction
2. Quantum confined systems
3. Transmission in nanostructures
4. Quantum Hall effect
5.Quantum Wireson-Abelian geometries
6. Quantum dots
7. Weakly disordered systems
8. Temperature decay of fluctuations
9. Nonequilibrium transport and nanodevices

Reviews from the first edition 'The authors have produced an excellent summary of the state-of-the-art, which is highly recommended to those working in this fascinating area.' J. J. Harris, Contemporary Physics '... this book is currently the most accurate review on mesoscopic semiconductors. The book can serve as a good reference that contains all the basics, not only for students but also for rusty researchers.' Leo Kouwenhoven, Science