Handbook of Self Assembled Semiconductor Nanostructures for Novel Devices in Photonics and Electronics

Edited by

  • Mohamed Henini, The University of Nottingham, School of Physics and Astronomy, UK

The self-assembled nanostructured materials described in this book offer a number of advantages over conventional material technologies in a wide range of sectors. World leaders in the field of self-organisation of nanostructures review the current status of research and development in the field, and give an account of the formation, properties, and self-organisation of semiconductor nanostructures. Chapters on structural, electronic and optical properties, and devices based on self-organised nanostructures are also included.Future research work on self-assembled nanostructures will connect diverse areas of material science, physics, chemistry, electronics and optoelectronics. This book will provide an excellent starting point for workers entering the field and a useful reference to the nanostructured materials research community. It will be useful to any scientist who is involved in nanotechnology and those wishing to gain a view of what is possible with modern fabrication technology.Mohamed Henini is a Professor of Applied Physics at the University of Nottingham. He has authored and co-authored over 750 papers in international journals and conference proceedings and is the founder of two international conferences. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Microelectronics Journal and has edited three previous Elsevier books.
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This book is suitable for post-graduate students, researchers and semiconductor manufacturers.


Book information

  • Published: July 2008
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-046325-4

Table of Contents

1. Self-Organized Quantum Dot Multilayer Structures2. InAs Quantum Dots on AlxGa1-xAs Surfaces and in an AlxGa1-xAs Matrix3. Optical Properties of In(Ga)As/GaAs Quantum Dots for Optoelectronic Devices 4. Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics with Semiconductor Quantum Dots5. InAs Quantum Dot Formation Studied at the Atomic Scale by Cross-sectional Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy6. Growth and Characterization of Structural and Optical Properties of Polar and Non-polar GaN Quantum Dots7. Optical and Vibrational Properties of Self-Assembled GaN Quantum Dots8. GaSb/GaAs Quantum Nanostructures by Molecular Beam Epitaxy9. Growth and Characterization of ZnO Nano- and Microstructures10. Miniband-related 1.4 – 1.8 ìm Luminescence of Ge/Si Quantum Dot Superlattices11. Effects of the Electron-Phonon Interaction in Semiconductor Quantum Dots12. Slow Oscillation and Random Fluctuation in Quantum Dots: Can we Overcome?13. Radiation Effects in Quantum Dot Structures14. Probing and Controlling the Spin State of Single Magnetic Atoms in an Individual Quantum Dot15. Quantum Dot Charge and Spin Memory Devices16. Engineering of Quantum Dot Nanostructures for Photonic Devices17. Advanced Growth Techniques of InAs-system Quantum Dots for Integrated Nanophotonic Circuits18. Nanostructured Solar Cells19. Quantum Dot Superluminescent Diodes20. Quantum Dot-based Mode-locked Lasers and Applications21. Quantum Dot Infrared Photodetectors by Metal-Organic Chemical Vapour Deposition22. Quantum Dot Structures for Multi-band Infrared and Terahertz Radiation Detection23. Optically Driven Schemes for Quantum Computation Based on Self-assembled Quantum Dots24. Quantum Optics with Single CdSE/ZnS Colloidal Nanocrystals25. PbSe Core, PbSe/PbS and PbSe/PbSe/PbSexS1-x Core-Shell Nanocrystal Quantum Dots: Properties and Applications26. Semiconductor Quantum Dots for Biological Applications27. Quantum Dot Modification and Cytotoxicity28. Colloidal Quantum Dots (QDs) in Optoelectronic Devices – Solar Cells, Photodetectors, Light-emitting Diodes