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Physical Models for Quantum Wires, Nanotubes, and Nanoribbons

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ISBN 9789814877916
December 1, 2022 Forthcoming by Jenny Stanford Publishing
900 Pages

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Quantum wires are artificial structures characterized by nanoscale cross sections that contain charged particles moving along a single degree of freedom. With electronic motions constrained into standing modes along the two other spatial directions, they have been primarily investigated for their unidimensional dynamics of quantum-confined charge carriers, which eventually led to broad applications in large-scale nanoelectronics.

This book is a compilation of articles that span more than 30 years of research on developing comprehensive physical models that describe the physical properties of these unidimensional semiconductor structures. The articles address the effect of quantum confinement on lattice vibrations, carriers scattering rates, and charge transport and present practical examples of solutions to the Boltzmann equation by analytical techniques and by numerical simulation such as the Monte Carlo method. Topics on quantum transport and spin effects in unidimensional molecular structures such as carbon nanotubes and graphene nanoribbons are also addressed in terms of non-equilibrium Green’s function approaches and density-functional theory.

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Jean-Pierre Leburton is a Gregory Stillman Professor of electrical and computer engineering and a professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Illinois, USA. He is also a professor at the F. Seitz Material Research Laboratory, Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, and Coordinator Science Laboratory, UIUC. He earned his license in physics and PhD from the University of Liege, Belgium. He has authored or coauthored around 350 research papers in journals of international repute and nearly 50 book chapters, books, and media articles. His research interests include semiconductor devices, nonlinear transport in semiconductors, electronic and optical properties of quantum well heterostructures and superlattices, physical properties of quantum wires and quantum dots, spin effects in quantum dots, simulation of nanostructures, quantum computation and quantum information processing, and DNA electronic recognition.