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Quantum Physics of Semiconductor Materials and Devices

Debdeep Jena

May 2022

ISBN: 9780198856856

896 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

In Stock

Price: £45.00

Aimed at upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics, Materials Science, and Engineering, this textbook covers the quantum physics of semiconductors, including their practical applications in various areas and their future potential.

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Aimed at upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics, Materials Science, and Engineering, this textbook covers the quantum physics of semiconductors, including their practical applications in various areas and their future potential.

  • Adopts a flexible pedagogical approach, as the 4 main chapters can be taught as stand-alone modules
  • Covers the historical development of the subject, as well as its current status
  • Features end-of-chapter problems to solidify understanding and encourage independent learning

About the Author(s)

Debdeep Jena, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University

Debdeep Jena is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell University. His research and teaching interests are in the quantum physics, technology, and device applications of semiconductor and superconductor heterostructures such as III-V nitrides and oxides, and 2-dimensional crystals. He leads a research group that combines experiments and theory to investigate charge, heat, and spin transport in highly crystalline solids, and uses them to explore fundamental limits of electronic, photonic, and quantum devices. The research of this group has been published in approximately 300 papers, generated several patents, and recognized by international awards.

Table of Contents

    I Fundamentals
    1:And Off We Go!
    2:Secrets of the Classical Electron
    3:Quantum Mechanics in a Nutshell
    4:Damned Lies, and Statistics
    5:Electrons in the Quantum World
    6:Red or Blue pill: Befriending the Matrix
    7:Perturbations to the Electron's Freedom
    II Bands, Doping, and Heterostructures
    8:Electrons in a Crystal get their Bands, Gaps and Masses
    9:Bloch theorem, Bandstructure, and Quantum Currents
    10:Crystal Clear: Bandstructure of the Empty Lattice
    11:Tight-Binding Bandstructure
    12:k . p Bandstructure
    13:1, 2, 3 ...: Pseudopotentials and Exact Bandstructure
    14:Doping and Heterostructures: The Effective Mass Method
    15:Carrier Statistics and Energy Band Diagrams
    16:Controlling Electron Traffic in the k-Space
    III Quantum Electronics with Semiconductors
    17:Game of Modes: Quantized R, L, and C
    18:Junction Magic: Schottky, pn and Bipolar Transistors
    19:Zeroes and Ones: The Ballistic Transistor
    20:Fermi's Golden Rule
    21:No Turning Back: The Boltzmann Transport Equation
    22:Taking the Heat: Phonons and Electron-Phonon Interactions
    23:Scattering, Mobility, and Velocity Saturation
    24:Through the Barrier: Tunneling & Avalanches
    25:Running Circles: Quantum Magnetotransport
    IV Quantum Photonics with Semiconductors
    26:Let there be Light: Maxwell Equations
    27:Light-Matter Interaction
    28:Heavenly Light: Solar Cells and Photodetectors
    29:Reach for the stars: Lasers and LEDs
    30:Every End is a New Beginning

Reviews

"Engaging, attractively presented, and very clear. This book truly fills a gap. " - Chris G. Van de Walle, University of California, Santa Barbara