Jenny Stanford Publishing
926 pages | 22 Color Illus. | 116 B/W Illus.
Quantum physics of nanostructures is a rich and rapidly developing field. Various aspects of quantum transport and fluctuation phenomena at the nanoscale belong to the scope of the most fundamental problems of modern condensed matter physics. Furthermore, continuing miniaturization of devices, gadgets, and electronic schemes together with the quickly growing number of nanotechnological applications also demand profound understanding of the underlying physics.
This book provides a systematic and comprehensive coverage of the physical ideas, theoretical methods, and key results of the rapidly developing field of quantum transport and the macroscopic quantum phenomena that take place in the wealth of the available nanoscale structures, where interactions between different quantum degrees of freedom play a prominent role. It presents sufficient details and explanations to facilitate the understanding of the basic physics behind a result and the learning to technically reproduce the result without delving into extra literature. The book maintains a subtle balance between describing theoretical methods and techniques and displaying a rich landscape of physical phenomena accessed by these methods.
1. Quantum Mechanics with Dissipation: Influence Functional Theory 2. Dissipative Quantum Mechanics of Superconducting Junctions 3. Quantum Particle in a Dissipative Environment 4. Quantum Tunneling with Dissipation 5. Macroscopic Quantum Coherence and Dissipation 6. Quantum Dynamics of Phase and Charge in Josephson Junctions 7. Coulomb Effects in Metallic Tunnel Junctions 8. Quantum Particle in a Diffusive Electron Gas 9. Influence Functional for Interacting Electrons in Disordered Metals 10. Effective Action for Coherent Scatterers 11. Coulomb Effects in Short Coherent Conductors 12. Charging Effects in Metallic Quantum Dots 13. Coulomb Blockade in Quantum Dot Chains and Metallic Wires 14. Weak Localization and Electron Dephasing in Disordered Conductors I: Metallic Limit 15. Weak Localization and Electron Dephasing in Disordered Conductors II: Beyond Quasiclassics 16. Electron Transport, Fluctuations, and Coulomb Effects in Normal-Superconducting Hybrids 17. Superconducting Contacts beyond the Tunneling Limit 18. Effective Action and Superconducting Fluctuations
19. Thermal and Quantum Phase Slips in Superconducting Nanowires 20. Persistent Currents in Superconducting Nanorings