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Materials | Effective Electron Mass in Low-Dimensional Semiconductors

Effective Electron Mass in Low-Dimensional Semiconductors

Bhattacharya, Sitangshu, Ghatak, Kamakhya Prasad

2013, XXIV, 536 p.

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  • Provides a treatment of  the effective electron mass in nanodevices
  • Explains changes of the band structure of optoelectronic semiconductors by intense electric fields and light waves
  • Gives insight into the electronic behavior in doped semiconductors and their nanostructures
  • Supports tuition by 200 open problems and questions
This book deals with the Effective Electron Mass (EEM) in low dimensional semiconductors. The materials considered are quantum confined non-linear optical, III-V, II-VI, GaP, Ge, PtSb2, zero-gap, stressed, Bismuth, carbon nanotubes, GaSb, IV-VI, Te, II-V, Bi2Te3, Sb, III-V, II-VI, IV-VI semiconductors and quantized III-V, II-VI, IV-VI and HgTe/CdTe superlattices with graded interfaces and effective mass superlattices. The presence of intense electric field and the light waves change the band structure of optoelectronic semiconductors in fundamental ways, which have also been incorporated in the study of the EEM in quantized structures of optoelectronic compounds that control the studies of the quantum effect devices under strong fields. The importance of measurement of band gap in optoelectronic materials under strong electric field and external photo excitation has also been discussed in this context. The influence of crossed electric and quantizing magnetic fields on the EEM and the EEM in heavily doped semiconductors and their nanostructures is discussed. This book contains 200 open research problems which form the integral part of the text and are useful for both Ph. D aspirants and researchers in the fields of solid-state sciences, materials science, nanoscience and technology and allied fields in addition to the graduate courses in modern semiconductor nanostructures.
The book is written for post graduate students, researchers and engineers, professionals in the fields of solid state sciences, materials science, nanoscience and technology, nanostructured materials and condensed matter physics.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » EEM book - EEM review - effective electron mass, EEM - low dimensional semiconductors - non-parabolic Semiconductors - optoelectronic Semiconductors - quantized optoelectronic semiconductors - quantum confined materials - quantum wells, wires, superlattices - quantum wires

Related subjects » Atomic, Molecular, Optical & Plasma Physics - Condensed Matter Physics - Electronics & Electrical Engineering - Materials - Optical & Electronic Materials - Structural Materials

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