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Electrical Transport in Nanoscale Systems

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  • Date Published: September 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521896344

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  • This graduate textbook provides an in-depth description of the transport phenomena relevant to systems of nanoscale dimensions. The different theoretical approaches are critically discussed, with emphasis on their basic assumptions and approximations. The book also covers information content in the measurement of currents, the role of initial conditions in establishing a steady state, and the modern use of density-functional theory. Topics are introduced by simple physical arguments, with particular attention to the non-equilibrium statistical nature of electrical conduction, and followed by a detailed formal derivation. This textbook is ideal for graduate students in physics, chemistry, and electrical engineering.

    • Topics are introduced by simple physical arguments, allowing readers to understand the underlying physics before the formal derivations
    • Derivations of the main results are explicitly written so readers can easily follow the assumptions and approximations underlying a given theory
    • Exercises at the end of each chapter expand on the topics of the book, testing the reader's understanding of the subject
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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2008
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521896344
    • length: 494 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 175 x 25 mm
    • weight: 1.11kg
    • contains: 23 b/w illus. 65 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. A primer on electron transport
    2. Drude, Kubo, and Boltzmann approaches
    3. Landauer approach
    4. Non-equilibrium Green's function formalism
    5. Noise
    6. Electron-ion interaction
    7. The micro-canonical picture of transport
    8. Hydrodynamics of the electron liquid

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Electronic structure: Basic Theory, Modeling and Simulations
    • Graduate Condensed Matter Physics
    • Introduction to Nanoelectronics
    • Qunatum Transport
    • Selected Topics in Nanotech
    • Theoretical and Computational Nanoelectronics
    • Thin Films and Nanotechnology
  • Author

    Massimiliano Di Ventra, University of California, San Diego
    Massimiliano Di Ventra is Professor of Physics at the University of California, San Diego. He has published over 70 papers in refereed journals, co-edited the textbook Introduction to Nanoscale Science and Technology (2004), and has delivered more than 100 invited talks worldwide on the subject of this book.

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