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Physics of Solids and Liquids

Quantum Transport in Semiconductors

Editors: Ferry, David, Jacoboni, Carlo (Eds.)

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The majority of the chapters in this volume represent a series of lectures. that were given at a workshop on quantum transport in ultrasmall electron devices, held at San Miniato, Italy, in March 1987. These have, of course, been extended and updated during the period that has elapsed since the workshop was held, and have been supplemented with additional chapters devoted to the tunneling process in semiconductor quantum-well structures. The aim of this work is to review and present the current understanding in nonequilibrium quantum transport appropriate to semiconductors. Gen­ erally, the field of interest can be categorized as that appropriate to inhomogeneous transport in strong applied fields. These fields are most likely to be strongly varying in both space and time. Most of the literature on quantum transport in semiconductors (or in metallic systems, for that matter) is restricted to the equilibrium approach, in which spectral densities are maintained as semiclassical energy­ conserving delta functions, or perhaps incorporating some form of collision broadening through a Lorentzian shape, and the distribution functions are kept in the equilibrium Fermi-Dirac form. The most familiar field of nonequilibrium transport, at least for the semiconductor world, is that of hot carriers in semiconductors.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Principles of Quantum Transport

    Jacoboni, Carlo

    Pages 1-15

  • The Kubo Formula and Linear Response

    Ferry, David K.

    Pages 17-36

  • Path Integral Method: Use of Feynman Path Integrals in Quantum Transport Theory

    Thornber, K. K.

    Pages 37-52

  • Quantum Transport in Solids: The Density Matrix

    lafrate, Gerald J.

    Pages 53-66

  • The Quantum Hall and Fractional Quantum Hall Effects

    d’Ambrumenil, N.

    Pages 67-100

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantum Transport in Semiconductors
Editors
  • David Ferry
  • Carlo Jacoboni
Series Title
Physics of Solids and Liquids
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-2359-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-2359-2
Softcover ISBN
978-0-306-43853-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 292
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations
Topics