Modelling of Plasmonic and Graphene Nanodevices

  • Javier Munárriz Arrieta

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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    Pages 1-9
  3. Electronic Nanodevices Based on Graphene

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
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  4. Electro-Optical Nanodevices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
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      Pages 71-83
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 103-121

About this book


 The thesis covers a broad range of electronic, optical and opto-electronic devices and various predicted physical effects. In particular, it examines the quantum interference transistor effect in graphene nanorings; tunable spin-filtering and spin-dependent negative differential resistance in composite heterostructures based on graphene and ferromagnetic materials; optical and novel electro-optical bistability and hysteresis in compound systems; and the real-time control of radiation patterns of optical nanoantennas. The direction of the main radiation lobe of a regular plasmonic array can be changed abruptly by small variations in external control parameters. This optical effect, apart from its relevance for applications, is a revealing example of the Umklapp process and, thus, is a visual manifestation of one of the most fundamental laws of solid state physics: the conservation of the quasi-momentum to within a reciprocal lattice vector. The thesis analyzes not only results for particular device designs but also a variety of advanced numerical methods which are extended by the author and described in detail. These methods can be used as a sound starting point for further research. 


Electro-optical Nanodevices Graphene Nanorings Graphene Nanostructures Graphene Spintronic Devices Graphene Superlattices Optical Bistability at the Nanoscale Optical Nanoantennae Plasmonic Devices Quantum Interference Device Quantum Interference Transistor Effect Single Electron Transistors

Authors and affiliations

  • Javier Munárriz Arrieta
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Física de MaterialesUniversidad Complutense de MadridMadridSpain

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