Physics of Quantum Rings

  • Vladimir M. Fomin

Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Fabrication, Characterization and Physical Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Jorge M. García, Benito Alén, Juan Pedro Silveira, Daniel Granados
      Pages 61-82
    3. V. M. Fomin, V. N. Gladilin, J. T. Devreese, P. M. Koenraad
      Pages 83-105
    4. F. Martins, H. Sellier, M. G. Pala, B. Hackens, V. Bayot, S. Huant
      Pages 107-121
    5. Jiang Wu, Zhiming M. Wang
      Pages 143-159
  3. Aharonov-Bohm Effect for Excitons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. A. V. Chaplik, V. M. Kovalev
      Pages 199-245
    3. M. D. Teodoro, V. L. Campo Jr., V. Lopez-Richard, E. Marega Jr., G. E. Marques, G. J. Salamo
      Pages 247-265
    4. I. R. Sellers, I. L. Kuskovsky, A. O. Govorov, B. D. McCombe
      Pages 267-297
    5. F. Ding, B. Li, F. M. Peeters, A. Rastelli, V. Zwiller, O. G. Schmidt
      Pages 299-328
  4. Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. Pilkyung Moon, Euijoon Yoon, Won Jun Choi, JaeDong Lee, Jean-Pierre Leburton
      Pages 331-352
    3. Benjamin Baxevanis, Daniela Pfannkuche
      Pages 381-408
    4. Benny Lassen, Morten Willatzen, Jens Gravesen
      Pages 409-435
    5. Carlos Segarra, Josep Planelles, Juan I. Climente
      Pages 437-454
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 481-487

About this book


This book deals with a new class of materials, quantum rings. Innovative recent advances in experimental and theoretical physics of quantum rings are based on the most advanced state-of-the-art fabrication and characterization techniques as well as theoretical methods. The experimental efforts allow to obtain a new class of semiconductor quantum rings formed by capping self-organized quantum dots grown by molecular beam epitaxy. Novel optical and magnetic properties of quantum rings are associated with non-trivial topologies at the nanoscale. An adequate characterization of quantum rings is possible on the basis of modern characterization methods of nanostructures, such as Scanning Tunneling Microscopy. A high level of complexity is demonstrated to be needed for a dedicated theoretical model to adequately represent the specific features of quantum rings. The findings presented in this book contribute to develop low-cost high-performance electronic, spintronic, optoelectronic and information processing devices based on quantum rings. 


Aharonov-Bohm-type Oscillations Electron Transport Quantum Rings Fabrication of Quantum Rings Growth Quantum Rings Optical Properties of Quantum Rings Persistent Current in Quantum Rings Semiconductor Quantum Rings Spin Relaxation Theoretical Modelling Quantum Rings

Editors and affiliations

  • Vladimir M. Fomin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Integrative Nanosciences Institute for Integrative NanosciencesLeibniz Institute for Solid State and MaDresdenGermany

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