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Semiconductor Nanodevices - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128220832

Semiconductor Nanodevices, Volume 21

1st Edition

Physics, Technology and Applications

Editor: David Ritchie
Paperback ISBN: 9780128220832
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st November 2021
Page Count: 400
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Part I: Growth, Fabrication and Characterisation Techniques (including seminal work)
2. Semiconductor Growth, MBE, MOCVD
3. Fabrication Techniques Contacts Gates: Wet and Dry Etching; E beam Lithography
4. Microscopy techniques, SEM, TEM, AFM, etc - Rachel Oliver (Cambridge)
5. Low Temperature Optical Measurements
6. Low Temperature Electrical Measurements
7. Conclusion to Part I

Part II Recent Research Advances
8. Self-assembled Semiconductor Nanowires InAs, Growth Techniques and Applications to Electrical and Optical Devices
9. Quantum Dots - Single and Entangled Photon Emitters
10. Quantum Dot Lasers
11. Quantum dot solar cells - Yoshi Okada (U Tokyo)
12. Solution Processed Quantum Dots
13. Electrostatically Defined Structures 1: Quantum Point Contacts
14. Electrostatically Defined Structures 2: Quantum Dots, Thermal Effects
15. Noise Measurements in Semiconductor Nanostructures
16. Single Electron Pumps
17. Single Atom Devices
18. Strong Spin-orbit Interaction Devices
19. Silicon Microelectronics: State of the Art
20. Silicon quantum computing devices
21. Polariton Quantum Fluids in Patterned Microcavities
22. 2D Materials
23. Topological Insulators
24. Conclusion to Part II


Semiconductor Nanodevices: Physics, Technology and Applications opens with a section describing the fundamental technical and scientific background to the recent research covered in the subsequent chapters. This provides a suitable background for graduate students. This section covers firstly sample fabrication and characterization techniques. The growth techniques, primarily Molecular Beam epitaxy and Metal Organic Chemical Vapour Deposition are used for the growth of high purity epitaxial materials. There is also an emphasis on self-assembled growth of quantum dots and nanowires. This is followed by a description of device fabrication techniques commonly used including optical and e-beam lithography, along with etching (wet and dry) used for the fabrication of mesas as well as ohmic contacts and gate contacts etc. Next comes a description of structural characterisation techniques. Finally, low-temperature electrical and optical measurement techniques is described.

Individual chapters review important recent advances in a range of different areas relating to semiconductor nanodevices. These include specific fabrication details for the structures described as well as a discussion of the physics accessible using these structures and devices. It is an important reference source for materials scientists and engineers who want to learn more about how semiconductor-based nanodevices are being used in a range of industry sectors.

Key Features

  • Explores the major industrial applications of semiconductor nanodevices
  • Explains fabrication techniques for the production of semiconductor nanodevices
  • Assesses the challenges for the mass production of semiconductor nanodevices


Materials scientists and engineers


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About the Editor

David Ritchie

David Ritchie is Professor of Experimental Physics and Head of the Semiconductor Physics group. He is also a Fellow and Director of Studies in Physics at Robinson College, Cambridge. His research focuses on semiconductor physics and has extensive experience of the growth, fabrication and measurement of low dimensional electronic and optical structures.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Experimental Physics and Head of Semiconductor Physics, University of Cambridge, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge,UK