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Transport in Semiconductor Mesoscopic Devices

David K Ferry


Modern electronics is being transformed as device size decreases to a size where the dimensions are significantly smaller than the constituent electron's mean free path. In such systems the electron motion is strongly confined resulting in dramatic changes of behaviour compared to the bulk. This book introduces the physics and applications of transport in such mesoscopic and nanoscale electronic systems and devices. The behaviour of these novel devices is influenced by numerous effects not seen in bulk semiconductors, such as the Aharonov–Bohm Effect, disorder and localization, energy quantization, electron wave interference, spin splitting, tunnelling and the quantum hall effect to name a few. Including coverage of recent developments, and with a chapter on carbon-based nanoelectronics, this book will provide a good course text for advanced students or as a handy reference for researchers or those entering this interdisciplinary area.

About Editors

David K Ferry is Regents' Professor in the School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering, at Arizona State University. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Texas, Austin, and was the recipient of the 1999 Cledo Brunetti Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his contributions to nanoelectronics. He is the author, or co-author, of numerous scientific articles and more than a dozen books.

Table of Contents

1. The World of Nanoelectronics 2. Wires and Channels 3. The Aharonov–Bohm Effect 4. Disorder and Localization 5. Spin and Other Degrees of Freedom 6. Quantum Hall Effect 7. Carbon-based Nanoelectronics 8. Decoherence and Open Systems 9. Tunneling 10. Open Quantum Dots


Hardback ISBN: 9780750311021

Ebook ISBN: 9780750311038

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-1103-8

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing


The book will be very useful for professional engineers working on semiconductor devices and electronic materials. It provides numerous exercises, suitable for early career graduate students in electrical and electronic engineering and nanoscience.

Professor Mukunda Das 2018 Australian Physics Magazine, Australian Institute of Physics

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