Description

Superlattice to Nanoelectronics provides a historical overview of the early work performed by Tsu and Esaki, to orient those who want to enter into this nanoscience. It describes the fundamental concepts and goes on to answer many questions about todays 'Nanoelectronics'. It covers the applications and types of devices which have been produced, many of which are still in use today. This historical perspective is important as a guide to what and how technology and new fundamental ideas are introduced and developed. The author communicates a basic understanding of the physics involved from first principles, whilst adding new depth, using simple mathematics and explanation of the background essentials. Topics covered include * Introductory materials * Superlattice, Bloch oscillations and transport * Tunneling in QWs to QDs * Optical properties: optical transitions, size dependent dielectric constant, capacitance and doping * Quantum devices: New approaches without doping and heterojunctions - quantum confinement via geometry and multipole electrodes. Issues of robustness, redundancy and I/O. Researchers, course students and research establishments should read this book, written by the leading expert in nanoelectronics and superlattices.

Key Features

* The Author is one of the founders of the field of superlattices * The FIRST historical overview of the field * Provides a basic understanding of the physics involved from first principles, whilst adding new depth, using simple mathematics and explanation of the background essentials

Readership

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

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
CHAPTER 1 SUPERLATTICE
1.1 The Birth of the Man-Made Superlattice 1.2 A Model for the Creation of Man-Made Energy Bands 1.3 Transport Properties of a Superlattice 6 1.4 More Rigorous Derivation of the Negative Differential Conductance 1.5 Response of a Time-Dependent Electric Field 1.6 NDC from the Hopping Model and Electric Field Induced Localization 1.7 Experiments 1.8 Type II Superlattice 1.9 Physical Realization and Characterization of a Superlattice 1.10 Summary References
CHAPTER 2 RESONANT TUNNELING VIA MAN-MADE QUANTUM WELL STATES
2.1 The Birth of Resonant Tunneling 2.2 Some Fundamentals 2.3 Conductance from the Tsu–Esaki Formula 2.4 Tunneling Time from the Time-Dependent Schro¨dinger Equation 2.5 Damping in Resonant Tunneling 2.6 Very Short ‘ and w for an Amorphous Quantum Well 2.7 Self-Consistent Potential Correction of DBRT 2.8 Experimental Confirmation of Resonant Tunneling 2.9 Instability in RTD 2.10 Summary References
CHAPTER 3 OPTICAL PROPERTIES AND RAMAN SCATTERING IN MAN-MADE QUANTUM SYSTEMS
3.1 Optical Absorption in a Superlattice 3.2 Photoconductivity in a Superlattice 3.3 Raman Scattering in a Superlattice and Quantum Well 3.4 Summary References
CHAPTER 4 DIELECTRIC FUNCTION AND DOPING OF A SUPERLATTICE

Details

No. of pages:
325
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
Print ISBN:
9780080443775
Electronic ISBN:
9780080455686