Nanotechnology for Microelectronics and Optoelectronics

1st Edition

Authors: José Martínez-Duart Raúl José Martín-Palma Fernando Agullo-Rueda
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080445533
eBook ISBN: 9780080456959
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 26th May 2006
Page Count: 304
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Table of Contents

Preface

About the Authors

Acknowledgements

Structure of the Book

Chapter 1: Mesoscopic Physics and Nanotechnologies

1.1 OUTLOOK OF THE BOOK

1.2 TRENDS IN NANOELECTRONICS AND OPTOELECTRONICS

1.3 CHARACTERISTIC LENGTHS IN MESOSCOPIC SYSTEMS

1.4 QUANTUM MECHANICAL COHERENCE

1.5 QUANTUM WELLS, WIRES, AND DOTS

1.6 DENSITY OF STATES AND DIMENSIONALITY

1.7 SEMICONDUCTOR HETEROSTRUCTURES

1.8 QUANTUM TRANSPORT

PROBLEMS

Chapter 2: Survey of Solid State Physics

2.1 INTRODUCTION

2.2 SHORT REVIEW OF QUANTUM MECHANICS

2.3 FREE ELECTRON MODEL OF A SOLID. DENSITY OF STATES FUNCTION

2.4 BLOCH THEOREM

2.5 ELECTRONS IN CRYSTALLINE SOLIDS

2.6 DYNAMICS OF ELECTRONS IN BANDS

2.7 LATTICE VIBRATIONS

2.8 PHONONS

PROBLEMS

Chapter 3: Review of Semiconductor Physics

3.1 INTRODUCTION

3.2 ENERGY BANDS IN TYPICAL SEMICONDUCTORS

3.3 INTRINSIC AND EXTRINSIC SEMICONDUCTORS

3.4 ELECTRON AND HOLE CONCENTRATIONS IN SEMICONDUCTORS

3.5 ELEMENTARY TRANSPORT IN SEMICONDUCTORS

3.6 DEGENERATE SEMICONDUCTORS

3.7 OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF SEMICONDUCTORS

PROBLEMS

Chapter 4: The Physics of Low-Dimensional Semiconductors

4.1 INTRODUCTION

4.2 BASIC PROPERTIES OF TWO-DIMENSIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR NANOSTRUCTURES

4.3 SQUARE QUANTUM WELL OF FINITE DEPTH

4.4 PARABOLIC AND TRIANGULAR QUANTUM WELLS

4.5 QUANTUM WIRES

4.6 QUANTUM DOTS

4.7 STRAINED LAYERS

4.8 EFFECT OF STRAIN ON VALENCE BANDS

4.9 BAND STRUCTURE IN QUANTUM WELLS

4.10 EXCITONIC EFFECTS IN QUANTUM WELLS

PROBLEMS

Chapter 5: Semiconductor Quantum Nanostructures and Superlattices

5.1 INTRODUCTION

5.2 MOSFET STRUCTURES

5.3 HETEROJUNCTIONS

5.4 QUANTUM WELLS

5.5 SUPERLATTICES


Description

When solids are reduced to the nanometer scale, they exibit new and exciting behaviours which constitute the basis for a new generation of electronic devices.

Nanotechnology for Microelectronics and Optoelectronics outlines in detail the fundamental solid-state physics concepts that explain the new properties of matter caused by this reduction of solids to the nanometer scale. Applications of these electronic properties is also explored, helping students and researchers to appreciate the current status and future potential of nanotechnology as applied to the electronics industry.

Key Features

  • Explains the behavioural changes which occur in solids at the nanoscale, making them the basis of a new generation of electronic devices.
  • Laid out in text-reference style: a cohesive and specialised introduction to the fundamentals of nanoelectronics and nanophotonics for students and researchers alike.

Readership

Materials scientists; post-grad students researching nanotechnology; Electrical engineers


Details

No. of pages:
304
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080456959
Hardcover ISBN:
9780080445533

About the Authors

José Martínez-Duart Author

Raúl José Martín-Palma Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Fernando Agullo-Rueda Author