1st Edition

Physical Models for Quantum Wires, Nanotubes, and Nanoribbons

Edited By Jean-Pierre Leburton Copyright 2024
    570 Pages 33 Color & 138 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    570 Pages 33 Color & 138 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    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 with 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, carrier scattering rates, and charge transport as well as present practical examples of solutions to the Boltzmann equation by analytical techniques and by numerical simulations such as the Monte Carlo method. The book also presents topics on quantum transport and spin effects in unidimensional molecular structures such as carbon nanotubes and graphene nanoribbons in terms of non-equilibrium Green’s function approaches and density functional theory.

    Part I: Semiconductor Quantum Wires
    1. Size Effects on Polar Optical Phonon Scattering of One-Dimensional and Two-Dimensional Electron Gas in Synthetic Semiconductors
    J.-P. Leburton
    2. Self-Consistent Polaron Scattering Rates in Quasi-One-Dimensional Structures
    S. Briggs, B. A. Mason, and J.-P. Leburton
    3. Plasmon Dispersion Relation of a Quasi-One-Dimensional Electron Gas
    Jin Wang and J.-P. Leburton
    4. Size Effects in Multisubband Quantum Wire Structures
    S. Briggs and J.-P. Leburton
    5. Impurity Scattering with Semiclassical Screening in Multiband Quasi-One-Dimensional Systems
    Yilin Weng and J.-P. Leburton
    6. Resonant Intersubband Optic Phonon Scattering in Quasi-One-Dimensional Structures
    S. Briggs and J.-P. Leburton
    7. Intersubband Population Inversion in Quantum Wire Structures
    S. Briggs, D. Jovanovic, and J.-P. Leburton
    8. Intersubband Resonant Effects of Dissipative Transport in Quantum Wires
    D. Jovanovic, S. Briggs, and J.-P. Leburton
    9. Intersubband Optic Phonon Resonances in Electrostatically Confined Quantum Wires
    Dejan Jovanovic, Jean-Pierre Leburton, Khalid Ismail, et al.
    10. Transient Simulation of Electron Emission from Quantum-Wire Structures
    S. Briggs and J.-P. Leburton
    11. Carrier Capture in Cylindrical Quantum Wires
    N. S. Mansour, Yu. M. Sirenko, K. W. Kim, et al.
    12. Electron-Phonon Interaction and Velocity Oscillations in Quantum Wire Structures
    D. Jovanovic and J.-P Leburton
    13. Transient and Steady-State Analysis of Electron Transport in One-Dimensional Coupled Quantum-Box Structures
    H. Noguchi, J.-P. Leburton, and H. Sakaki
    14. Acoustic-Phonon Limited Mobility in Periodically Modulated Quantum Wires
    J. E. Stacker, J.-P. Leburton, H. Noguchi, and H. Sakaki
    15. Antiresonant Hopping Conductance and Negative Magnetoresistance in Quantum-Box Superlattices
    Yuli Lyanda-Geller and Jean-Pierre Leburton
    16. Oscillatory Level Broadening in Superlattice Magnetotransport
    Yu. B. Lyanda-Geller and J.-P. Leburton
    17. Breakdown of the Linear Approximation to the Boltzmann Transport Equation in Quasi-One-Dimensional Semiconductors
    S. Briggs and J.-P. Leburton
    18. Optic-Phonon-Limited Transport and Anomalous Carrier Cooling in Quantum-Wire Structures
    J.-P. Leburton
    19. lntersubband Stimulated Emission and Optical Gain by “Phonon Pumping” in Quantum Wires
    J.-P. Leburton
    20. Superlinear Electron Transport and Noise in Quantum Wires
    R. Mickevičius, V. Mitin, U. K. Harithsa, et al.
    21. Importance of Confined Longitudinal Optical Phonons in Intersubband and Backward Scattering in Rectangular AlGaAs/GaAs Quantum Wires
    W. Jiang and J.-P. Leburton
    22. Confined and Interface Phonon Scattering in Finite Barrier GaAs/AlGaAs Quantum Wires
    W. Jiang and J.-P. Leburton
    23. Hole Scattering by Confined Optical Phonons in Silicon Nanowires
    Mueen Nawaz, Jean-Pierre Leburton, and Jianming Jin

    Part II: Carbon Nanotubes and Nanoribbons
    24. Nonlinear Transport and Heat Dissipation in Metallic Carbon Nanotubes
    Marcelo A. Kuroda, Andreas Cangellaris, and Jean-Pierre Leburton
    25. Joule Heating Induced Negative Differential Resistance in Freestanding Metallic Carbon Nanotubes
    Marcelo A. Kuroda and Jean-Pierre Leburton
    26. Restricted Wiedemann–Franz Law and Vanishing Thermoelectric Power in One-Dimensional Conductors
    Marcelo A. Kuroda and Jean-Pierre Leburton
    27. High-Field Electrothermal Transport in Metallic Carbon Nanotubes
    Marcelo A. Kuroda and Jean-Pierre Leburton
    28. Atomic Vacancy Defects in the Electronic Properties of Semi-metallic Carbon Nanotubes
    Hui Zeng, Jun Zhao, Huifang Hu, and Jean-Pierre Leburton
    29. Chirality Effects in Atomic Vacancy–Limited Transport in Metallic Carbon Nanotubes
    Hui Zeng, Huifang Hu, and Jean-Pierre Leburton
    30. Vacancy Cluster–Limited Electronic Transport in Metallic Carbon Nanotubes
    Hui Zeng, Jean-Pierre Leburton, Huifang Hu, et al.
    31. Vacancy-Induced Intramolecular Junctions and Quantum Transport in Metallic Carbon Nanotubes
    Hui Zeng, Jun Zhao, Jean-Pierre Leburton, et al.
    32. On the Sensing Mechanism in Carbon Nanotube Chemiresistors
    Amin Salehi-Khojin, Fatemeh Khalili-Araghi, Marcelo A. Kuroda, et al.
    33. Defect Symmetry Influence on Electronic Transport of Zigzag Nanoribbons
    Hui Zeng, Jean-Pierre Leburton, Yang Xu, et al.
    34. Controllable Tuning of the Electronic Transport in Pre-designed Graphene Nanoribbon
    Hui Zeng, Jun Zhao, Jianwei Wei, et al.
    35. Quantum Conduction through Double-Bend Electron Waveguide Structures
    T. Kawamura and J.-P. Leburton
    36. Quantum Ballistic Transport through a Double-Bend Waveguide Structure: Effects of Disorder
    T. Kawamura and J.-P. Leburton
    37. Quantum Transport through One-Dimensional Double-Quantum-Well Systems
    T. Kawamura, H. A. Fertig, and J.-P. Leburton
    38. Cascaded Spintronic Logic with Low-Dimensional Carbon
    Joseph S. Friedman, Anuj Girdhar, Ryan M. Gelfand, et al.


    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.