When solids are reduced to the nanometer scale, they exibit new and exciting behaviours which constitute the basis for a new generation of electronic devices.
Nanotechnology for Microelectronics and Optoelectronics outlines in detail the fundamental solid-state physics concepts that explain the new properties of matter caused by this reduction of solids to the nanometer scale. Applications of these electronic properties is also explored, helping students and researchers to appreciate the current status and future potential of nanotechnology as applied to the electronics industry.
- Explains the behavioural changes which occur in solids at the nanoscale, making them the basis of a new generation of electronic devices
- Laid out in text-reference style: a cohesive and specialised introduction to the fundamentals of nanoelectronics and nanophotonics for students and researchers alike
About the Author
Raúl José Martín-Palma is Adjunct Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain. His research interests include work in nanostructures and nanotechnology, optics and photonics.José Martínez-Duart is Professor of Physics at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. He is the author about three hundred publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals. During the 70s, he was Assistant Professor at Penn State University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Research Visiting Scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. Later was the Director of the Solid State Physics Institute (CSIC) at Madrid, and the Applied Physics Department at Universidad Autónoma, Madrid.
He is the former President of the European Materials Research Society (EMRS), 2000-1, and the first President of the Spanish Materials Society. During the last twenty years he has been working on the electronic and optoelectronic properties of nanostructured materials. His previous books several books with Elsevier, serving as Co-Editor of the two-volumes, “Materials and Processes for Submicron Technologies” and “Current Trends in Nanotechnologies, as well as the first edition of the current book.
Table of Contents
About the Authors
Structure of the Book
Chapter 1: Mesoscopic Physics and Nanotechnologies
Chapter 2: Survey of Solid State Physics
Chapter 3: Review of Semiconductor Physics
Chapter 4: The Physics of Low-Dimensional Semiconductors
Chapter 5: Semiconductor Quantum Nanostructures and Superlattices
Chapter 6: Electric Field Transport in Nanostructures
Chapter 7: Transport in Magnetic Fields and the Quantum Hall Effect
Chapter 8: Optical and Electro-optical Processes in Quantum Heterostructures
Chapter 9: Electronic Devices Based on Nanostructures
Chapter 10: Optoelectronic Devices Based on Nanostructures