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Introduction to Graphene-Based Nanomaterials
From Electronic Structure to Quantum Transport

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: March 2020
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108476997

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  • Graphene is one of the most intensively studied materials, and has unusual electrical, mechanical and thermal properties, which provide almost unlimited potential applications. This book provides an introduction to the electrical and transport properties of graphene and other two-dimensional nanomaterials, covering ab-initio to multiscale methods. Updated from the first edition, the authors have added chapters on other two-dimensional materials, spin-related phenomena, and an improved overview of Berry phase effects. Other topics include powerful order N electronic structure, transport calculations, and ac transport and multiscale transport methodologies. Chapters are complemented with concrete examples and case studies, questions and exercises, detailed appendices and computational codes. It is a valuable resource for graduate students and researchers working in physics, materials science or engineering who are interested in the field of graphene-based nanomaterials.

    • Provides pedagogical presentations of basic concepts and methodologies concerning electronic and transport properties
    • Introduces a large number of examples of state-of-the-art research and concrete case studies, allowing the reader to engage with the most up-to-date research
    • Discusses current debate and future challenges for theory and simulation
    • Exercises are provided throughout the book, with further problems and solutions available online
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    Reviews & endorsements

    ‘Overall this second edition reflects well the new directions that have been followed by researchers in this field over the last past five years … So, I can only repeat the recommendation that I made in the review of the first edition: whether you are a student or an experienced researcher, this book will certainly act as a useful source of information if you decide to buy it.’ Sébastien Lebègue, Acta Crystallographica

    ‘Compared with the first edition the scope has been extended to cover materials other than carbon, and few-layer systems … Some topics lightly touched on in the first edition are now treated in depth. … The attention to detail is excellent throughout … There are quite challenging problems to test the reader’s understanding … This is an excellent text on the theory of graphene. I am sure there will be further editions in which tantalising references to the most recent literature (for example, the analytical connection between the quantum Hall wave function and the flatness of bands at magic angles) will be explained in the authors’ clear style. The book deserves a place on the shelf of any researcher in the field.’ A. H. Harker, Contemporary Physics

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: March 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108476997
    • length: 476 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 178 x 26 mm
    • weight: 1.08kg
    • contains: 212 b/w illus. 2 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the first edition
    Preface to the second edition
    1. Introduction to carbon-based nanostructures
    2. Electronic properties of carbon-based nanostructures
    3. The new family of two-dimensional materials and van der Waals heterostructures
    4. Quantum transport: general concepts
    5. Klein tunneling and ballistic transport
    6. Quantum transport in disordered graphene-based materials
    7. Quantum Hall effects in graphene
    8. Spin-related phenomena
    9. Quantum transport beyond DC
    10. Ab initio and multiscale quantum transport in graphene-based materials
    Appendix A. Electronic structure calculations: the density functional theory
    Appendix B. Electronic structure calculations: the many-body perturbation theory
    Appendix C. Green's functions and ab initio quantum transport in the Landauer–Büttiker formalism

  • Authors

    Luis E. F. Foa Torres, Universidad de Chile
    Luis E. F. Foa Torres is a condensed matter physicist and Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Chile. Previous positions include Professor and CONICET Independent Research Scientist in Argentina, and fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Dresden, Germany. His research is focused on quantum transport, two-dimensional materials (e.g. graphene), topological insulators and the physics of driven systems. He was awarded the ICTP Prize in 2018.

    Stephan Roche, ICREA and ICN2
    Stephan Roche is an ICREA Research Professor working at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) and at the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST). He leads the 'Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience' group which focuses on the understanding of quantum transport phenomena from the molecular to the mesoscopic scales with particular focus on spin dynamics in Topological (and Dirac) Matter. In 2009, he was awarded the prestigious Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel prize from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany). He serves as deputy leader of the Spintronics workpackage in the Graphene Flagship consortium.

    Jean-Christophe Charlier, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
    Jean-Christophe Charlier is Full Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain and Senior Researcher at the Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences of the University of Louvain (UCLouvain) in Belgium. His main scientific interests are centred on theoretical condensed matter physics and nanosciences, covering the areas of: electronic, structural, dynamical properties and quantum transport in nanostructures using first-principles theories and computational physics. In 2016, he was awarded the chair of 'Francqui Research Professor' at UCLouvain from the Francqui-Stichting Foundation (Belgium).

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