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Quantum Mechanics for Nanostructures

  • Date Published: May 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521763660


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  • The properties of new nanoscale materials, their fabrication and applications, as well as the operational principles of nanodevices and systems, are solely determined by quantum-mechanical laws and principles. This textbook introduces engineers to quantum mechanics and the world of nanostructures, enabling them to apply the theories to numerous nanostructure problems. The textbook covers the fundamentals of quantum mechanics, including uncertainty relations, the Schrödinger equation, perturbation theory, and tunneling. These are then applied to a quantum dot, the smallest artificial atom, and compared to hydrogen, the smallest atom in nature. Nanoscale objects with higher dimensionality, such as quantum wires and quantum wells, are introduced, as well as nanoscale materials and nanodevices. Numerous examples throughout the text help students to understand the material.

    • Introduces engineers to the principles of quantum mechanics, the building blocks of nanoelectronics and nanoscience
    • Covers the fundamentals of quantum mechanics, including uncertainty relations, the Schrödinger equation, perturbation theory, and tunneling
    • Quantum-mechanical theories are illustrated with numerous examples of nanostructures
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    • Date Published: May 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521763660
    • length: 448 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 195 x 25 mm
    • weight: 1.12kg
    • contains: 158 b/w illus. 90 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Nanoworld and quantum physics
    2. Wave-particle duality and its manifestation in radiation and particle's behavior
    3. Layered nanostructures as the simplest systems to study electron behavior in one-dimensional potential
    4. Additional examples of quantized motion
    5. Approximate methods of finding quantum states
    6. Quantum states in atoms and molecules
    7. Quantization in nanostructures
    8. Nanostructures and their applications

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    Quantum Mechanics for Nanostructures

    Vladimir V. Mitin, Dmitry I. Sementsov, Nizami Z. Vagidov

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    • Foundations of Semiconductor Nanostructures
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  • Authors

    Vladimir V. Mitin, State University of New York, Buffalo
    Vladimir V. Mitin is SUNY Distinguished Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Adjunct Professor of Physics at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. He is the author of eight textbooks and monographs and more than 490 professional publications and presentations.

    Dmitry I. Sementsov, Ulyanovsk State University, Russia
    Dmitry I. Sementsov is Professor of Physics at Ulyanovsk State University, Russia. He is the author of more than 420 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

    Nizami Z. Vagidov, State University of New York, Buffalo
    Nizami Z. Vagidov is Research Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. He is the author of about 90 professional publications in the fields of solid-state electronics, nanoelectronics, and nanotechnology.

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