Superlattice to Nanoelectronics book cover

Superlattice to Nanoelectronics

Written by one of the founders of this field, this book provides a historical overview of the invention of superlattice, one of the most important devices of the second half of the 20th century. In addition to describing the fundamental concepts, this completely revised and updated edition provides new insights in the field of manmade solids.

Academics, researchers and industry professionals working in nanoelectronics, materials science and electrical engineering

Hardbound, 346 Pages

Published: October 2010

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-08-096813-1


  • "Tsu follows the development of superlattices and quantum wells from their inception in 1969. He expects readers to have working knowledge in basic mathematics such as complex variables and partial differential equations; some skill in computer programming; and intermediate to advance courses in electromagnetics, quantum mechanics, and solid-state and semiconductor physics. Starting with superlattices, he progresses through resonant tunneling with artificial quantum well states; optical properties and Raman scattering in artificial quantum systems; dielectric function and doping of a superlattice; quantum step and activation energy; semiconductor atomic superlattices; silicon quantum dots; capacitance, dielectric constant, and doping quantum dots; porous silicon; some novel devices; the quantum impedance of a electrons; and why super and why nano."--Reference and Research Book News

    "This book is an update of a volume by the same name first published in 2005. It does form one of the most definitive descriptions of the physics underlying these new materials. It is also more than that, because it gives readers a lot of fresh insight to the behaviour of electrons in crystalline solids. Much of this book is ideal for assisting lecturers and tutors in putting across some of the more difficult concepts to advanced students… Overall some of the new additions make fascinating reading because Tsu relates to the reader in a very personal style…."--Contemporary Physics


    1. Superlattice
    2. Resonant tunneling via man-made quantum well states
    3. Optical properties and raman scattering in man-made quantum systems
    4. Dielectric function and doping of a superlattice
    5. Quantum step and activation energy
    6. Semiconductor atomic superlattice (sas)
    7. Si quantum dots
    8. Capacitance, dielectric constant and doping quantum dots
    9. Porous silicon
    10. Some novel devices
    11. Quantum impedance of electrons
    12. Why super and why nano



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