Electronic States in Crystals of Finite Size

Quantum Confinement of Bloch Waves

  • Shang Yuan Ren

Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 212)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Why a Theory of Electronic States in Crystals of Finite Size is Needed

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pages 3-20
  3. One-Dimensional Semi-infinite Crystals and Finite Crystals

  4. Low-Dimensional Systems and Finite Crystals

  5. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Pages 173-182
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 183-204

About this book

Introduction

The theory of electronic states in the traditionally solid state physics is essentially a theory of electronic states in crystals of infinite size. However, any real crystal always has a finite size. This book presents an analytical theory on the electronic states in ideal low-dimensional systems and finite crystals recently developed by the author based on a differential equation theory approach. It gives some exact and general fundamental understandings on the electronic states in ideal low-dimensional systems and finite crystals and provides new insights on some fundamental problems in low-dimensional systems such as the surface states, quantum confinement effects etc, some of them are quite different from what are traditionally believed in the solid state physics community.

Keywords

Finite crystals PED PES REM STEM electronic states low-dimensional systems quantum confinement surface states

Editors and affiliations

  • Shang Yuan Ren
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsPeking UniversityBeijingP.R China

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b137381
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-26303-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-26304-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
  • About this book