The Physics of Nanoelectronics: Transport and Fluctuation Phenomena at Low Temperatures by Tero T. HeikkilaThe Physics of Nanoelectronics: Transport and Fluctuation Phenomena at Low Temperatures by Tero T. Heikkila

The Physics of Nanoelectronics: Transport and Fluctuation Phenomena at Low Temperatures

byTero T. Heikkila

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Advances in nanotechnology have allowed physicists and engineers to miniaturize electronic structures to the limit where finite-size related phenomena start to impact their properties. This book discusses such phenomena and models made for their description. The book starts from thesemiclassical description of nonequilibrium effects, details the scattering theory used for quantum transport calculations, and explains the main interference effects. It also describes how to treat fluctuations and correlations, how interactions affect transport through small islands, and howsuperconductivity modifies these effects. The last two chapters describe new emerging fields related with graphene and nanoelectromechanics. The focus of the book is on the phenomena rather than formalism, but the book still explains in detail the main models constructed for these phenomena. It also introduces a number of electronicdevices, including the single-electron transistor, the superconducting tunnel junction refrigerator, and the superconducting quantum bit.
Tero Heikkila works as a Finnish Academy Research Fellow and the Head of the Nano Theory Group at the Low Temperature Laboratory in Aalto University, Finland.
Title:The Physics of Nanoelectronics: Transport and Fluctuation Phenomena at Low TemperaturesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.03 inPublished:March 14, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199673497

ISBN - 13:9780199673490

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Semiclassical theory3. Scattering approach4. Quantum interference effects5. Introduction to superconductivity6. Fluctuations and correlations7. Single electron effects8. Quantum dots9. Tunnel junctions with superconductors10. Graphene11. Nanoelectromechanical systemsAppendix A: Important technical toolsAppendix B: Current operator for the scattering theoryAppendix C: Fluctuation-dissipation theoremAppendix D: Derivation of the Boltzmann-Langevin noise formulaAppendix E: Reection coefficient in electronic circuits