NanoScience and Technology

Semiconductor Nanostructures

Editors: Bimberg, Dieter (Ed.)

  • A field highly relevant to novel technologies
  • Written by recognized leaders from research
  • Hot topic in device laboratories around the world
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Reducing the size of a coherently grown semiconductor cluster in all three directions of space to a value below the de Broglie wavelength of a charge carrier leads to complete quantization of the energy levels, density of states, etc. Such "quantum dots" are more similar to giant atoms in a dielectric cage than to classical solids or semiconductors showing a dispersion of energy as a function of wavevector. Their electronic and optical properties depend strongly on their size and shape, i.e. on their geometry. By designing the geometry by controlling the growth of QDs, absolutely novel possibilities for material design leading to novel devices are opened.

This multiauthor book written by world-wide recognized leaders of their particular fields and edited by the recipient of the Max-Born Award and Medal 2006 Professor Dieter Bimberg reports on the state of the art of the growing of quantum dots, the theory of self-organised growth, the theory of electronic and excitonic states, optical properties and transport in a variety of materials. It covers the subject from the early work beginning of the 1990s up to 2006. The topics addressed in the book are the focus of research in all leading semiconductor and optoelectronic device laboratories of the world.

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"This book focuses on the physics of quantum dots. It offers a very broad perspective, including growth of dots … and various applications such as dots for electronic memory and single-photon generation. … It is an overview where every chapter is … self-contained entry written by a different set of authors. … The editor … has done an outstanding work in selecting the most important works on nanostructures coming from this center of excellence, and presenting them in a compact, well-illustrated and readable volume." (Jacques Tempere, Belgian Physical Society Magazine, Issue 2, June, 2009)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Quantum Dot Growth

    Shchukin, Vitaly (et al.)

    Pages 1-39

  • Control of Self-Organized In(Ga)As/GaAs Quantum Dot Growth

    Pohl, Udo W. (et al.)

    Pages 41-65

  • In-Situ Monitoring for Nano-Structure Growth in MOVPE

    Pristovsek, Markus (et al.)

    Pages 67-86

  • Bottom-up Approach to the Nanopatterning of Si(001)

    Koch, R.

    Pages 87-96

  • Structural Characterisation of Quantum Dots by X-Ray Diffraction and TEM

    Köhler, R. (et al.)

    Pages 97-121

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Semiconductor Nanostructures
Editors
  • Dieter Bimberg
Series Title
NanoScience and Technology
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-77899-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-77899-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-77898-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09673-0
Series ISSN
1434-4904
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 357
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