Increasing miniaturization of devices, components, and integrated systems requires developments in the capacity to measure, organize, and manipulate matter at the nanoscale. This textbook, first published in 2007, is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary account of the technology and science that underpin nanoelectronics, covering the underlying physics, nanostructures, nanomaterials, and nanodevices. Without assuming prior knowledge of quantum physics, this book provides a unifying framework for the basic ideas needed to understand the recent developments in the field. Numerous illustrations, homework problems and interactive Java applets help the student to appreciate the basic principles of nanotechnology, and to apply them to real problems. Written in a clear yet rigorous and interdisciplinary manner, this textbook is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in electrical and electronic engineering, nanoscience, materials, bioengineering, and chemical engineering.
Vladimir V. Mitin is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Buffalo, State University of New York. He has co-authored eight books, and over 400 professional publications, including 10 patents. Viatcheslav A. Kochelap is Professor and Head of the Theoretical Physics Department at the Institute of Semiconductor Physics, National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine. He has published over 200 journal articles. Michael A. Stroscio is a Professor in the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Bioengineering, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a fellow of the IEEE, the American Physical Society, and the AAAS.
Preface; Notations; 1. Towards the nanoscale; 2. Particles and waves; 3. Wave mechanics; 4. Materials for nanoelectronics; 5. Growth, fabrication, and measurement techniques for nanostructures; 6. Electron transport in semiconductors and nanostructures; 7. Electrons in traditional low-dimensional structures; 8. Nanostructure devices; Index.