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Electronic Transport in Mesoscopic Systems

Electronic Transport in Mesoscopic Systems

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Semiconductor Physics and Microelectronic Engineering

  • Date Published: May 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521599436

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  • Recent advances in semiconductor technology have made possible the fabrication of structures whose dimensions are much smaller than the mean free path of an electron. This book gives the first thorough account of the theory of electronic transport in such mesoscopic systems. Beginning with coverage of fundamental concepts, the book presents a detailed account of transmission function formalism which is used to describe three key topics in mesoscopic physics: the quantum Hall effect, localization, and double-barrier tunneling. Other sections include a discussion of optical analogies to mesoscopic phenomena, followed by a concluding description of the non-equilibrium Green's function formalism and its relation to the transmission formalism. Complete with problems and solutions, the book will be of great interest to graduate students of mesoscopic physics and nanoelectronic device engineering, as well as to established researchers in these fields.

    • Makes developments in mesoscopic physics accessible to graduate students
    • Contains problems and solutions
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...I applaud Datta for giving us the first thorough introduction to the transmission formalism of quantum transport and its implications for mesoscopic systems. This is a highly intriguing topic that deserves to be taught at universities. I can recommend the book as a basis for an introductory graduate course." Henk Van Houten, Physics Today

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521599436
    • length: 396 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 152 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • contains: 145 b/w illus. 2 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Preliminary concepts
    2. Conductance from transmission
    3. Transmission function, S-matrix and Green's functions
    4. Quantum Hall effect
    5. Localisation and fluctuations
    6. Double-barrier tunnelling
    7. Optical analogies
    8. Non-equilibrium Green's function formalism.

  • Author

    Supriyo Datta, Purdue University, Indiana

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