Theory of Transport Properties of Semiconductor Nanostructures

The theoretical understanding of transport properties of semiconductor structures on short length and short time scales, and in the nonlinear high-field regime is of particular relevance for future electronic and optoelectronic materials. In recent years great progress has been made in a variety of...

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Main Author: Schöll, Eckehard
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Boston, MA Springer US 1998, 1998
Series:Electronic Materials Series
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The theoretical understanding of transport properties of semiconductor structures on short length and short time scales, and in the nonlinear high-field regime is of particular relevance for future electronic and optoelectronic materials. In recent years great progress has been made in a variety of aspects. Theory of Transport Properties of Semiconductor Nanostructures presents a state-of-the-art overview of theoretical methods, results, and applications in the field. It contains eleven chapters which are written by leading researchers. This book starts with a tutorial introduction to the subject, then in the following five chapters a hierarchy of different approaches to transport theory is presented, descending from a macroscopic level (quasihydrodynamic simulation) via semiclassical Monte Carlo techniques and cellular automata to a full quantum transport theory covering both Green's functions and density matrix theory. In the last five chapters the formalism is applied to more specific topics which are of great current interest such as transport in mesoscopic structures, chaotic dynamics in lateral superlattices, Bloch oscillations and Wannier-Stark localization, field domain formation in superlattices, and scattering processes in low-dimensional structures. Theory of Transport Properties of Semiconductor Nanostructures is aimed at physicists, electronic engineers, materials scientists and applied mathematicians. It may be used in research, as a professional reference in microelectronics, optoelectronics, and graduate teaching. This book should be useful not only to graduate students but also to professional scientists working in the field. It attempts to present comprehensive reviews of the most important advances, and often takes a tutorial approach
Physical Description:X, 391 p online resource
ISBN:9781461558071