Nanoelectronics: A Molecular View by Avik Ghosh

Nanoelectronics: A Molecular View

byAvik Ghosh

Kobo ebook | September 29, 2016

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This book is aimed at senior undergraduates, graduate students and researchers interested in quantitative understanding and modeling of nanomaterial and device physics. With the rapid slow-down of semiconductor scaling that drove information technology for decades, there is a pressing need to understand and model electron flow at its fundamental molecular limits. The purpose of this book is to enable such a deconstruction needed to design the next generation memory, logic, sensor and communication elements. Through numerous case studies and topical examples relating to emerging technology, this book connects 'top down' classical device physics taught in electrical engineering classes with 'bottom up' quantum and many-body transport physics taught in physics and chemistry. The book assumes no more than a nodding acquaintance with quantum mechanics, in addition to knowledge of freshman level mathematics. Segments of this book are useful as a textbook for a course in nano-electronics.


  • Nano-Electronics: Cool Science vs Smart Technology
  • Equilibrium Tools: Quantum Mechanics and Thermodynamics
  • Nonequilibrium Concepts: The Nature of Transport Equations
  • Adventures and Applications: Ballistic Quantum Flow
  • Controlling Electron Flow: Switching and Gating
  • A Smattering of Scattering: Resistance, Decoherence and Dissipation
  • When Electrons Tango! Dealing with Nonequilibrium Correlations
  • Looking Back and Looking Ahead: Novel Transport vs Novel Devices

Readership: Advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and researchers interested in nanoelectronics.
Key Features:

  • The book connects 'top-down' concepts in solid-state devices taught in electrical engineering classes (e.g. MOSFETs, mobility, drift-diffusion) with 'bottom-up' approaches taught in physics and chemistry such as quantum transport, strong correlation effects, decoherence, hopping, Mott transitions and orbital chemistry
  • The book illustrates a lot of topics through hands-on exercises called 'case-studies'. This extends to emerging materials like 2D, and emerging concepts like spintronics, nano-magnetic memory and logic
  • The book is timely and connects with emerging technology, especially with low-power electronics. A few chapters are devoted to applying concepts to understand the Boltzmann tyranny that plagues today's devices. In other words, fundamental concepts are connected to neuromorphic processes, low-power logic and nonvolatile memory
Title:Nanoelectronics: A Molecular ViewFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 29, 2016Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9813144513

ISBN - 13:9789813144514

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