Synthetic Modulated Structures

Synthetic Modulated Structures

Materials Science and Technology Series

1st Edition - May 24, 1985

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  • Editors: Leroy L. Chang, B. C. Giessen
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483191621

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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



Product details

  • No. of pages: 516
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1985
  • Published: May 24, 1985
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483191621

About the Editors

Leroy L. Chang

B. C. Giessen

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