Research and Markets: Introduction to the Physics of Nanoelectronics

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Woodhead Publishing Ltd's new book "Introduction to the Physics of Nanoelectronics" to their offering.

This book provides an introduction to the physics of nanoelectronics, with a focus on the theoretical aspects of nanoscale devices. The book begins with an overview of the mathematics and quantum mechanics pertaining to nanoscale electronics, to facilitate the understanding of subsequent chapters. It goes on to encompass quantum electronics, spintronics, Hall effects, carbon and graphene electronics, and topological physics in nanoscale devices.

Theoretical methodology is developed using quantum mechanical and non-equilibrium Green's function (NEGF) techniques to calculate electronic currents and elucidate their transport properties at the atomic scale. The spin Hall effect is explained and its application to the emerging field of spintronics - where an electron's spin as well as its charge is utilised - is discussed. Topological dynamics and gauge potential are introduced with the relevant mathematics, and their application in nanoelectronic systems is explained. Graphene, one of the most promising carbon-based nanostructures for nanoelectronics, is also explored.


We can see in this book that in the fields of spintronics and graphene, science and technology are close to each other; fancy ideas from pure theory can be directly measured or even be used for applications. The role of gauge theory and topological structure is emphasized in this book."

Prof Shuichi Murakami, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

"An excellent contribution to the fast-expanding field of nano-electronics. It is my pleasure to recommend this book to all researchers and students who are working in the field."

Prof Yong Jiang, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

Key Topics Covered:

Physics and mathematics for nanoscale systems

- Introduction

- Vector calculus

- Fourier transform and Dirac delta functions

- Basic quantum mechanics

- Second quantization for electron accounting

Nanoscale physics and electronics

- Introduction to Nanoscale Electronics

- Nanoelectronics and nanoscale condensed matter physics

- Emerging nanoelectronic devices and systems

- Electronic background

- Non-interacting electron gas

- Interacting electron gas

- Electron localization

Electron dynamics in nanoscale device

- Introduction to electron transport

- Equilibrium Green's Function in electron transport

- Electric current under linear response

- General Kubo conductivity

- Non-equilibrium electron transport

- Electron propagation - physics of Green's Function

- Device current formalism

Spin dynamics in nanoelectronic devices

- Introduction: spin current and spin transport

- Simple two-current system

- Spin and magnetic system

- Second-quantized spin orbit coupling

- Non-equilibrium spin current

Spintronics and Spin Hall effects in nanoelectronics

- Introduction to spintronics

- Semiconductor Spin Transport

- Spin orbit coupling (SOC) and Zeeman effects

- Spin current under magnetic fields and spin orbit coupling

- Spin dynamics under spin orbit gauge

- Spin Hall Effects (SHE)

- SHE in the Rashba DEG system

- Spin drift diffusion for collinear spin valve

- Spin drift diffusion for non-collinear spin valve

Graphene and carbon nanostructures for nanoelectronics

- Introduction to carbon electronics

- Monolayer graphene

- Carbon nanostructures

- Bilayer graphene

- Deformation-induced gauge potential

- Application of graphene spin

- Localization and Klein tunneling

- Integer quantum Hall effect

Topological dynamics and gauge potential in nanoelectronics

- Introduction to gauge physics in nanoelectronics

- Magnetic field in magnetic (B) space - monopole

- Magnetic field in momentum (K) space - spintronics, graphene, topological insulators

- Introduction to anomalous Hall effects (AHE)

- Topological anomalous Hall effects

- Spin torque induced by spin orbit coupling

- Dirac string and monopole properties

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Source: Woodhead Publishing Ltd


Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): 353-1-481-1716
Sector: Nanotechnology


Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): 353-1-481-1716
Sector: Nanotechnology