Physics of Nanostructured Solid State Devices

  • Supriyo Bandyopadhyay

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 547-551

About this book


Physics of Nanostructured Solid State Devices introduces readers to theories and concepts such as semi-classical and quantum mechanical descriptions of electron transport, methods for calculations of band structures in solids with applications in calculation of optical constants, and other advanced concepts.  The information presented here will equip readers with the necessary tools to carry out cutting edge research in modern solid state nanodevices. This book also:

  • Covers sophisticated models of charge transport including the drift-diffusion model, Boltzmann transport model and various quantum transport models
  • Discusses the essential elements of quantum mechanics necessary for an understanding of nanostructured solid state devices
  • Presents band structure calculation methods based on time-independent perturbation theory
  • Discusses theory of optical transitions and optical devices employing quantum-confined structures such as quantum wells,wires and dots
  • Elucidates quantum mechanics of electrons in a magnetic field and associated phenomena
  • Discusses mesoscopic device phenomena such as in resonant tunneling devices, Aharonov-Bohm interferometers and other mesoscopic structures

Physics of Nanostructured Solid State Devices is ideal for a first year graduate student of electrical engineering and/or applied physics studying concepts that are critical to understanding the behavior of charge carriers (electrons and holes) in modern nanostructured solid state devices.




band structures electron transport optical constants physics quantum mechanical effects solid state devices wave functions

Authors and affiliations

  • Supriyo Bandyopadhyay
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Electrical & Computer EngineeringVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-1140-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-1141-3
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