Electronic Properties and Transport
Series: Graduate Texts in Physics
Fischetti, Massimo, Vandenberghe, William G.
2015, 600 p. 165 illus., 15 illus. in color.
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Content Level » Graduate
Keywords » Alternative Interpretations of Quantum - Carbon-based Nanostructures - Electronic Transport in Solids - Mechanics - Nano-electronics - Semiconductor Nanostructures - Semiconductor Physics - Solid-state Electronics - Special Relativity for Electromagnetic Coupling
Related subjects » Condensed Matter Physics - Electronics & Electrical Engineering - Nanotechnology - Optical & Electronic Materials - Physical Chemistry
Part I A Brief Review of Classical and Quantum Mechanics.- Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulation of Classical Mechanics.- Superposition principle and Hilbert spaces.- Canonical Quantization.- Review of time-independent and time-dependent perturbation theory.- The Periodic Table, molecules and bonds in a nutshell.- Part II Crystals and Electronic Properties of Solids.- Crystals: Lattices, structure, symmetry, reciprocal lattice.- The electronic structure of crystals.- Single-electron dynamics: Acceleration theorems, Landau levels, Stark-ladder quantization.- Part III Second Quantization and Elementary Excitations in Solids.- Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulation of classical fields.- Canonical Quantization of fields (‘Second Quantization’).- An example: Quantization of the Schrödinger Field.- Elements of Quantum Statistical Mechanics and the Spin-Statistics Theorem.- Quantization of the charge density: Plasmons.- Quantization of the vibrational properties of solids: Phonons.- Quantization of the Electromagnetic Fields: Photons.- Dielectric properties of semiconductors.- Part IV Electron Scattering in Solids.- Generalities about scattering in semiconductors.- Electron-phonon Interactions.- Scattering with Ionized Impurities: Brooks-Herring and Conwell-Weisskopf models, Ridley’s statistical screening, Friedel sum rule and partial-waves.- Coulomb interactions among free carriers, impact-ionization, Auger recombination.- Interfacial and line-edge roughness with examples: Si/SiO2, heterostructures, graphene nanoribbons.- Interfacial excitations with examples: III-Vs plasmon/phonon coupled modes, suspended grapheme.- Radiative Processes: The dipole approximation, absorption spectrum for III-Vs.- Part V Electronic Transport.- The Density Matrix and the Liouville-von Neumann equation.- Overview of quantum-transport formalisms.- From Liouville-von Neumann to Boltzmann: The semiclassical limit.- From Liouville-von Neumann to Boltzmann: The semiclassical limit.
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