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Semiconductor Nanostructures Quantum States and Electronic Transport
Thomas Ihn, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
ISBN: 978-0-19-953442-5 OUP, February 2010, Hardback, Pages: 567, 280 line and halftone illustrations, Price: £65.00 / EUR78.00 / $125.00
This textbook describes the physics of semiconductor nanostructures with empha- sis on their electronic transport properties. At its heart are five fundamental trans- port phenomena: quantized conductance, tunnelling transport, the Aharonov-Bohm effect, the quantum Hall effect, and the Coulomb blockade effect. The book starts out with the basics of solid state and semiconductor physics, such as crystal structure, band structure, and effective mass approximation, including spin-orbit inter- action effects important for research in semiconductor spintronics. It contains material aspects such as band engineering, doping, gating, and a selection of nanostructure fabrication techniques. The book discusses the Drude-Boltzmann-Sommerfeld transport theory as well as conductance quantization and the Landauer-Bütti- ker theory. These concepts are extended to mesoscopic interference phenomena and decoherence, magneto- transport, and interaction effects in quantum-confined systems, guiding the reader from fundamental effects to specialized state-of-the-art experiments.
Oxford Handbook of Nanoscience and Technology Volume 1: Basic Aspects
A.V. Narlikar, UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indian National Science Academy, and Y.Y. Fu, Department of Microelectronics, Peking Uni- versity, P.R. China
ISBN: 978-0-19-953304-6 OUP, February 2010, Hardback, Pages: 920, 450 b/w Illustration, Price: £125.00 / EUR152.00 / $235.00 This Oxford Handbook provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of the major achievements in different aspects of this field. The Handbook com- prises 3 volumes, structured thematically, with 25 chapters each.