Heterojunctions and Semiconductor Superlattices

Proceedings of the Winter School Les Houches, France, March 12–21, 1985

  • Guy Allan
  • Michel Lannoo
  • Gérald Bastard
  • Michel Voos
  • Nino Boccara

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. F. Stern
      Pages 38-47
  4. Experimental Studies

  5. Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187

About these proceedings

Introduction

The Winter School held in Les Houches on March 12-21, 1985 was devoted to Semiconductor Heterojunctions and Superlattices, a topic which is recognized as being now one of the most interesting and active fields in semiconductor physics. In fact, following the pioneering work of Esaki and Tsu in 1970, the study of these two-dimensional semiconductor heterostructures has developed rapidly, both from the point of view of basic physics and of applications. For instance, modulation-doped heterojunctions are nowadays currently used to investigate the quantum Hall effect and to make very fast transistors. This book contains the lectures presented at this Winter School, showing in particular that many aspects of semiconductor heterojunctions and super­ lattices were treated, extending from the fabrication of these two-dimensional systems to their basic properties and applications in micro-and opto-electron­ ics. Among the subjects which were covered, one can quote as examples: molecular beam epitaxy and metallorganic chemical vapor deposition of semi­ conductor compounds; band structure of superlattices; properties of elec­ trons in heterojunctions, including the fractional quantum Hall effect; opti­ cal properties of two-dimensional heterostructures; quantum well lasers; and two-dimensional electron gas field effect transistors. It is clear that two-dimensional semiconductor systems are raising a great deal of interest in many industrial and university laboratories. From the number of applications which were received and from the reactions of the participants, it can certainly be asserted that this School corresponded to a need and came at the right time.

Keywords

epitaxy optical properties quantum wells scattering semiconductor superlattice superlattices transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Guy Allan
    • 1
  • Michel Lannoo
    • 1
  • Gérald Bastard
    • 2
  • Michel Voos
    • 2
  • Nino Boccara
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique des SolidesISENLille CedexFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de PhysiqueEcole Normale SupérieureParis Cedex 05France
  3. 3.Université Scientifique et Médicale de GrenobleCentre de PhysiqueLes HouchesFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-71010-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-16259-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-71010-0