Nanostructured Systems

Nanostructured Systems

1st Edition - February 26, 1992

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  • Editors: Robert Willardson, Eicke Weber, Albert Beer
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080864327

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This is the first available volume to consolidate prominent topics in the emerging field of nanostructured systems. Recent technological advancements have led to a new era of nanostructure physics, allowing for the fabrication of nanostructures whose behavior is dominated by quantum interference effects. This new capability has enthused the experimentalist and theorist alike. Innumerable possibilities have now opened up for physical exploration and device technology on the nanoscale. This book, with contributions from five pioneering researchers, will allow the expert and novice alike to explore a fascinating new field.

Key Features

Provides a state-of-the-art review of quantum-scale artificially nanostructured electronic systems
Includes contributions by world-known experts in the field
Opens the field to the non-expert with a concise introduction
Features discussions of:
Low-dimensional condensed matter physics
Properties of nanostructured, ultrasmall electronic systems
Mesoscopic physics and quantum transport
Physics of 2D electronic systems


Condensed-matter physicists, electrical engineers, and materials scientists.

Table of Contents

  • M. Reed, Introduction. H. van Houten, C.W.J. Beenakker, and B.J. van Wees, Quantum Point Contacts. G. Timp, When Does a Wire Become an Electron Waveguide? M. B*aduttiker, The Quantum Hall Effect in Open Conductors. W. Hansen, J.P. Kotthaus, and U. Merkt, Electrons in Laterally Periodic Nanostructures. Chapter References.. Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1992
  • Published: February 26, 1992
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080864327

About the Serial Editors

Robert Willardson

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Eicke Weber

Affiliations and Expertise

Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE, Freiburg, Germany

Albert Beer

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About the Serial Volume Editor

Mark Reed

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Yale University

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