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Electronic Transport in Mesoscopic Systems : Cambridge Studies in Semiconductor Physics and Microelectronic Engineering - Supriyo Datta

Electronic Transport in Mesoscopic Systems

Cambridge Studies in Semiconductor Physics and Microelectronic Engineering

By: Supriyo Datta, Haroon Ahmad (Editor), Michael Pepper (Editor), Alec Broers (Editor)

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Published: 14th July 1997
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Recent advances in semiconductor technology have made possible the fabrication of structures whose dimensions are much smaller than the mean free path of an electron. This book gives the first thorough account of the theory of electronic transport in such mesoscopic systems. Beginning with coverage of fundamental concepts, the book presents a detailed account of transmission function formalism which is used to describe three key topics in mesoscopic physics: the quantum Hall effect, localization, and double-barrier tunneling. Other sections include a discussion of optical analogies to mesoscopic phenomena, followed by a concluding description of the non-equilibrium Green's function formalism and its relation to the transmission formalism. Complete with problems and solutions, the book will be of great interest to graduate students of mesoscopic physics and nanoelectronic device engineering, as well as to established researchers in these fields.

'... I applaud Datta for giving us the first thorough introduction to the transmission formalism of quantum transport and its implications for mesoscopic systems. This is a highly intriguing topic which should be taught at universities. I can recommend the book as a basis for an introductory graduate course.' Physics Today 'In this beautifully presented book, Supriyo Datta describes the new understanding which has been gained in this field during the last decade. The book is a thought-provoking study of electron transport in small structures which will stimulate anyone who wants to think about what conductivity really is ... it starts right from the beginning of the story, assuming very little solid state physics, and thus will be appreciated by readers of differing backgrounds and experience.' S. J. Blundell, Contemporary Physics

Preliminary concepts
Conductance from transmission
Transmission function, S-matrix and Green's functions
Quantum Hall effect
Localisation and fluctuations
Double-barrier tunnelling
Optical analogies
Non-equilibrium Green's function formalism
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ISBN: 9780521599436
ISBN-10: 0521599431
Series: Cambridge Studies in Semiconductor Physics and Microelectronic Engineering
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 396
Published: 14th July 1997
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.57