1st Edition

Nanoelectronics Quantum Engineering of Low-Dimensional Nanoensembles

By Vijay Kumar Arora Copyright 2015
    430 Pages
    by CRC Press

    430 Pages 195 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Brings the Band Structure of Carbon-Based Devices into the Limelight

    A shift to carbon is positioning biology as a process of synthesis in mainstream engineering. Silicon is quickly being replaced with carbon-based electronics, devices are being reduced down to nanometer scale, and further potential applications are being considered. While traditionally, engineers are trained by way of physics, chemistry, and mathematics, Nanoelectronics: Quantum Engineering of Low-Dimensional Nanoensembles establishes biology as an essential basic science for engineers to explore.

    Unifies Science and Engineering: from Quantum Physics to Nanoengineering

    Drawing heavily on published papers by the author, this research-driven text offers a complete review of nanoelectronic transport starting from quantum waves, to ohmic and ballistic conduction, and saturation-limited extreme nonequilibrium conditions. In addition, it highlights a new paradigm using non-equilibrium Arora’s Distribution Function (NEADF) and establishes this function as the starting point (from band theory to equilibrium to extreme nonequilibrium carrier statistics). The author focuses on nano-electronic device design and development, including carbon-based devices, and provides you with a vantage point for the global outlook on the future of nanoelectronics devices and ULSI.

    Encompassing ten chapters, this illuminating text:

    • Converts the electric-field response of drift velocity into current–voltage relationships that are driven by the presence of critical voltage and saturation current arising from the unidirectional drift of carriers

    • Applies the effect of these scaled-down dimensions to nano-MOSFET (metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistor)

    • Considers specialized applications that can be tried through a number of suggested projects that are all feasible with MATLAB® codes

    Nanoelectronics: Quantum Engineering of Low-Dimensional Nanoensembles contains the latest research in nanoelectronics, identifies problems and other factors to consider when it comes to nanolayer design and application, and ponders future trends.

    Print Versions of this book also include access to the ebook version.

    Nanoengineering Overview. Atoms, Bands, and Quantum Wells. Carrier Statistics. Nonequilibrium Carrier Statistics and Transport. Charge Transport. Nano-MOSFET and Nano-CMOS. Nanowire Transport. Quantum Transport in Carbon-Based Devices. Magneto- and Quantum-Confined Transport. Drift-Diffusion and Multivalley Transport. Appendices. Index.


    Professor Arora, noted international educator and IEEE-EDS Distinguished Lecturer, obtained his Ph.D from the University of Colorado. He has held distinguished appointments at the University of Tokyo, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, University of Western Australia, and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. His publications include more than 100 papers in reputed journals and many uncounted publications in conference proceedings. Professor Arora serves on the editorial board of a number of journals. He was chair of Nano Singapore 2006, Nanotech Malaysia 2010, and Escience Nano 2012 conferences.

    "I expect Nanoelectronics: Quantum Engineering of Low-Dimensional Nanoensembles will become a favorite of many students, instructors, and more important future purveyors and custodians of nanoelectronics. Professor Arora’s book… plugs the void left by novel expensive computational methods…[and] challenges brilliant, maverick minds, determined to study what they find interesting no matter where they find it…"
    —Dr. Michael Loong Peng Tan, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

    "This textbook is ideal for students wishing to gain a firm grasp of the core ideas in modern nanoelectronic devices. Building up from atoms to bands and carrier statistics, this textbook leads on to the study of transport in quantum wells, carbon nanotubes and graphene. Specific issues with short channel devices, high field transport and transport in nanotubes and graphene is particularly timely."
    —David Carey, University of Surrey