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Semiconductor Nanostructures: Quantum states and electronic transport

Thomas Ihn


This book presents the physics of semiconductor nanostructures with emphasis on their electronic transport properties. At its heart are five fundamental transport phenomena: quantized conductance, tunneling transport, the Aharonov–Bohm effect, the quantum Hall effect, and the Coulomb blockade effect. The book starts out with basics of solid state and semiconductor physics, such as crystal structure, band structure, and effective mass approximation, including spin-orbit interaction effects important for research in semiconductor spintronics. It deals with material aspects such as band engineeri ... More

Keywords: semiconductor nanostructures, electronic transport, quantized conductance, tunneling transport, Aharonov–Bohm effect, quantum Hall effect, Coulomb blockade effect, spintronics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199534425
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534425.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Ihn, author
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

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