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.

Key Features

Key Features:
- Contributors are world leaders in the field - Brings together all the factors which are essential in self-organisation of quantum nanostructures - Reviews the current status of research and development in self-organised nanostructured materials - Provides a ready source of information on a wide range of topics - Useful to any scientist who is involved in nanotechnology - Excellent starting point for workers entering the field - Serves as an excellent reference manual


This book is suitable for post-graduate students, researchers and semiconductor manufacturers.

Table of Contents

1. Self-Organized Quantum Dot Multilayer Structures 2. InAs Quantum Dots on AlxGa1-xAs Surfaces and in an AlxGa1-xAs Matrix 3. Optical Properties of In(Ga)As/GaAs Quantum Dots for Optoelectronic Devices 4. Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics with Semiconductor Quantum Dots 5. InAs Quantum Dot Formation Studied at the Atomic Scale by Cross-sectional Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy 6. Growth and Characterization of Structural and Optical Properties of Polar and Non-polar GaN Quantum Dots 7. Optical and Vibrational Properties of Self-Assembled GaN Quantum Dots 8. GaSb/GaAs Quantum Nanostructures by Molecular Beam Epitaxy 9. Growth and Characterization of ZnO Nano- and Microstructures 10. Miniband-related 1.4 – 1.8 ìm Luminescence of Ge/Si Quantum Dot Superlattices 11. Effects of the Electron-Phonon Interaction in Semiconductor Quantum Dots 12. Slow Oscillation and Random Fluctuation in Quantum Dots: Can we Overcome? 13. Radiation Effects in Quantum Dot Structures 14. Probing and Controlling the Spin State of Single Magnetic Atoms in an Individual Quantum Dot 15. Quantum Dot Charge and Spin Memory Devices 16. Engineering of Quantum Dot Nanostructures for Photonic Devices 17. Advanced Growth Techniques of InAs-system Quantum Dots for Integrated Nanophotonic Circuits 18. Nanostructured Solar Cells 19. Quantum Dot Superluminescent Diodes 20. Quantum Dot-based Mode-locked Lasers and Applications 21. Quantum Dot Infrared Photodetectors by Metal-Organic Chemical Vapour Deposition 22. Quantum Dot Structures for Multi-band Infrared and Terahertz Radiation Detection 23. Optically Driven Schemes for Quantum Computation Based on Self-assembled Quantum Dots 24. Quantum Optics with Single CdSE/


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About the author

Mohamed Henini

Dr M. Henini has over 20 years’ experience of Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) growth and has published >700 papers. He has particular interests in the MBE growth and physics of self-assembled quantum dots using electronic, optical and structural techniques. Leaders in the field of self-organisation of nanostructures will give an account on the formation, properties, and self-organization of semiconductor nanostructures.

Affiliations and Expertise

The University of Nottingham, School of Physics and Astronomy, UK