© 2008

Semiconductor Nanostructures

  • Dieter Bimberg

Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Vitaly Shchukin, Eckehard Schöll, Peter Kratzer
    Pages 1-39
  3. Udo W. Pohl, André Strittmatter
    Pages 41-65
  4. Markus Pristovsek, Wolfgang Richter
    Pages 67-86
  5. R. Köhler, W. Neumann, M. Schmidbauer, M. Hanke, D. Grigoriev, P. Schäfer et al.
    Pages 97-121
  6. Mario Dähne, Holger Eisele, Karl Jacobi
    Pages 123-137
  7. Andrei Schliwa, Momme Winkelnkemper
    Pages 139-164
  8. F. Grosse, E. A. Muljarov, R. Zimmermann
    Pages 165-187
  9. C. Weber, M. Richter, S. Ritter, A. Knorr
    Pages 189-210
  10. G. Kießlich, A. Wacker, E. Schöll
    Pages 211-220
  11. M. Geller, A. Marent
    Pages 221-235
  12. Ilya Akimov, Joachim Puls, Michael Rabe, Fritz Henneberger
    Pages 237-254
  13. T. Tran-Anh, M. von Ortenberg
    Pages 255-268
  14. Udo W. Pohl, Sven Rodt, Axel Hoffmann
    Pages 269-299
  15. Christoph Lienau, Thomas Elsaesser
    Pages 301-328
  16. Matthias Scholz, Thomas Aichele, Oliver Benson
    Pages 329-349
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 351-357

About this book


Reducing the size of a coherently grown semiconductor cluster in all three directions of space to a value below the de Broglie wavelength of a charge carrier leads to complete quantization of the energy levels, density of states, etc. Such "quantum dots" are more similar to giant atoms in a dielectric cage than to classical solids or semiconductors showing a dispersion of energy as a function of wavevector. Their electronic and optical properties depend strongly on their size and shape, i.e. on their geometry. By designing the geometry by controlling the growth of QDs, absolutely novel possibilities for material design leading to novel devices are opened.

This multiauthor book written by world-wide recognized leaders of their particular fields and edited by the recipient of the Max-Born Award and Medal 2006 Professor Dieter Bimberg reports on the state of the art of the growing of quantum dots, the theory of self-organised growth, the theory of electronic and excitonic states, optical properties and transport in a variety of materials. It covers the subject from the early work beginning of the 1990s up to 2006. The topics addressed in the book are the focus of research in all leading semiconductor and optoelectronic device laboratories of the world.


Dispersion Nanostructures Self-organised growth Vakuuminjektionsverfahren cluster diffraction electronic properties exciton material nanostructure optical properties quantum dot semiconductor spectroscopy transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Dieter Bimberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für FestkörperphysikTU Berlin, Fakultät Mathematik/NaturwissenschaftenBerlinGermany

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From the reviews:

"This book focuses on the physics of quantum dots. It offers a very broad perspective, including growth of dots … and various applications such as dots for electronic memory and single-photon generation. … It is an overview where every chapter is … self-contained entry written by a different set of authors. … The editor … has done an outstanding work in selecting the most important works on nanostructures coming from this center of excellence, and presenting them in a compact, well-illustrated and readable volume." (Jacques Tempere, Belgian Physical Society Magazine, Issue 2, June, 2009)