Synthetic Modulated Structures - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121704704, 9781483191621

Synthetic Modulated Structures

1st Edition

Materials Science and Technology Series

Editors: Leroy L. Chang B. C. Giessen
eBook ISBN: 9781483191621
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 24th May 1985
Page Count: 516
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Materials Science and Technology Series: Synthetic Modulated Structures focuses on synthetic modulated structures, which is described as any periodically perturbed materials with a repetition greater than the basic unit cell dimension.

The book is organized into three parts. Part I provides a perspective of developments and structural characterization of the semiconductor and metal area. The electronic properties in different configurations and structures, including compositional and doping modulation are covered in Part II. Part III begins with preparation methods, followed by a discussion on distinctive fields of interest in metals, transport and magnetic properties, superconductivity, and diffusion.

This publication is a good source for students and researchers conducting work in the general area of modulated structures.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


I General Considerations

1 History and Perspectives of Semiconductor Superlattices

I. Introduction

II. Early Period

III. Important Developments

IV. Summary


2 Structure of Chemically Modulated Films

I. Introduction

II. Qualitative Description of Multilayers

III. X-Ray Diffraction from Multilayers

IV. Survey of Multilayers


II Semiconductors

3 Aspects of the Theory of Superlattices

I. Introduction

II. General Concepts

III. Calculation of Electronic Properties

IV. Electronic Properties

V. Phonons

VI. Other Properties

VII. Conclusions


4 Compositionally Modulated Superlattices

I. Introduction

II. Theoretical Consideration

III. Fabrication and Characterization

IV. Electronic Properties


5 Doping (n-i-p-i) Superlattices

I. Introduction

II. Theoretical Considerations

III. Preparation of GaAs Doping Superlattices

IV. Experimental Results

V. Concluding Remarks


6 Modulation-Doped Semiconductors

I. Introduction

II. Principles of Modulation Doping

III. Growth and Measurement Techniques

IV. Carrier Mobilities

V. Two-Dimensional Phenomena in Modulation-Doped Structures

VI. Conclusions


7 Quantum-Well Heterostructure Lasers

I. Introduction

II. Quantum-Size Effects

III. The III-V QWH Laser Crystal

IV. Electron-Hole Collection in a Quantum Well

V. Quantum-Well Band Filling

VI. Phonon-Assisted Laser Operation

VII. Continuous 300-K QWH Laser Operation

VIII. Fundamental Effects


III Metals

8 Synthesis of Multilayer Structures by Physical Vapor Deposition Techniques

I. Introduction

II. Definitions of Structural Relationships: Substrate-Deposited Film

III. Intrinsic Deposition Process Characteristics

IV. Multilayer Synthesis Technology

V. Multilayer X-Ray Optics

VI. Summary


9 Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Metallic Superlattices

I. Introduction

II. Sample Preparation

III. X-Ray Characterization

IV. Electrical Transport

V. Magnetic Properties

VI. Summary


10 Synthetically Layered Superconductors

I. Introduction

II. Classification of Synthetically Layered Superconductors

III. Effects of Layering on the Pair Wave Function—Phenomenological Theories of Layered Superconductors

IV. Effect of Layering on the Single-Particle Excitations

V. Effects of Layering on Tc

VI. Experiments to Date


11 Diffusion

I. Introduction

II. Theory

III. Experimental Results

IV. Discussion

V. Conclusions




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