Handbook of Nanophysics

Handbook of Nanophysics: Nanoelectronics and Nanophotonics

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  • Covers applications in nanoelectronics and nanophotonics
  • Includes introductions in each chapter—useful to nonspecialists and students
  • Enriches state-of-the-art scientific content with fundamental equations and illustrations, some in color
  • Contains chapters extensively peer reviewed by senior scientists in nanophysics and related areas of nanoscience
  • Promotes new ideas for future fundamental research


Many bottom-up and top-down techniques for nanomaterial and nanostructure generation have enabled the development of applications in nanoelectronics and nanophotonics.  Handbook of Nanophysics: Nanoelectronics and Nanophotonics explores important recent applications of nanophysics in the areas of electronics and photonics. Each peer-reviewed chapter contains a broad-based introduction and enhances understanding of the state-of-the-art scientific content through fundamental equations and illustrations, some in color.

This volume discusses how different nanomaterials, such as quantum dots and nanotubes, are used in quantum computing, capacitors, and transistors. Leading international experts review the potential of the novel patterning techniques in molecular electronics as well as nanolithography approaches for producing semiconductor circuits. They also describe optical properties of nanostructures, nanowires, nanorods, and clusters, including cathodoluminescence, photoluminescence, and polarization-sensitivity. In addition, the book covers nanophotonic devices and nanolasers.

Nanophysics brings together multiple disciplines to determine the structural, electronic, optical, and thermal behavior of nanomaterials; electrical and thermal conductivity; the forces between nanoscale objects; and the transition between classical and quantum behavior. Facilitating communication across many disciplines, this landmark publication encourages scientists with disparate interests to collaborate on interdisciplinary projects and incorporate the theory and methodology of other areas into their work.

Table of Contents

Computing and Nanoelectronic Devices
Quantum Computing in Spin Nanosystems, Gabriel González and Michael N. Leuenberger
Nanomemories Using Self-Organized Quantum Dots, Martin Geller, Andreas Marent, and Dieter Bimberg
Carbon Nanotube Memory Elements, Vincent Meunier and Bobby G. Sumpter
Ferromagnetic Islands, Arndt Remhof, Andreas Westphalen, and Hartmut Zabel
A Single Nano-Dot Embedded in a Plate Capacitor, Gilles Micolau and Damien Deleruyelle
Nanometer-Sized Ferroelectric Capacitors, Nikolay A. Pertsev, Adrian Petraru, and Hermann Kohlstedt
Superconducting Weak Links Made of Carbon Nanostructures, Vincent Bouchiat
Micromagnetic Modeling of Nanoscale Spin Valves, Bruno Azzerboni, Giancarlo Consolo, and Giovanni Finocchio
Quantum Spin Tunneling in Molecular Nanomagnets, Gabriel González and Michael N. Leuenberger
Inelastic Electron Transport through Molecular Junctions, Natalya A. Zimbovskaya
Bridging Biomolecules with Nanoelectronics, Kien Wen Sun and Chia-Ching Chang

Nanoscale Transistors
Transistor Structures for Nanoelectronics, Jean-Pierre Colinge and Jim Greer
Metal Nanolayer-Base Transistor, André Avelino Pasa
ZnO Nanowire Field- Effect Transistors, Woong-Ki Hong, Gunho Jo, Sunghoon Song, Jongsun Maeng, and Takhee Lee
C60 Field Effect Transistors, Akihiro Hashimoto
The Cooper-Pair Transistor, José Aumentado

Multispacer Patterning: A Technology for the Nano Era, Gianfranco Cerofolini, Elisabetta Romano, and Paolo Amato
Patterning and Ordering with Nanoimprint Lithography, Zhijun Hu and Alain M. Jonas
Nanoelectronics Lithography, Stephen Knight, Vivek M. Prabhu, John H. Burnett, James Alexander Liddle, Christopher L. Soles, and Alain C. Diebold
Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography, Obert R. Wood II

Optics of Nanomaterials
Cathodoluminescence of Nanomaterials, Naoki Yamamoto
Optical Spectroscopy of Nanomaterials, Yoshihiko Kanemitsu
Nanoscale Excitons and Semiconductor Quantum Dots, Vanessa M. Huxter, Jun He, and Gregory D. Scholes
Optical Properties of Metal Clusters and Nanoparticles, Emmanuel Cottancin, Michel Broyer, Jean Lermé, and Michel Pellarin
Photoluminescence from Silicon Nanostructures, Amir Sa’ar
Polarization-Sensitive Nanowire and Nanorod Optics, Harry E. Ruda and Alexander Shik
Nonlinear Optics with Clusters, Sabyasachi Sen and Swapan Chakrabarti
Second-Harmonic Generation in Metal Nanostructures, Marco Finazzi, Giulio Cerullo, and Lamberto Duò
Nonlinear Optics in Semiconductor Nanostructures, Mikhail Erementchouk and Michael N. Leuenberger
Light Scattering from Nanofibers, Vladimir G. Bordo
Biomimetics: Photonic Nanostructures, Andrew R. Parker

Nanophotonic Devices
Photon Localization at the Nanoscale, Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Operations in Nanophotonics, Suguru Sangu and Kiyoshi Kobayashi
System Architectures for Nanophotonics, Makoto Naruse
Nanophotonics for Device Operation and Fabrication, Tadashi Kawazoe and Motoichi Ohtsu
Nanophotonic Device Materials, Takashi Yatsui and Wataru Nomura
Waveguides for Nanophotonics, Jan Valenta, Tomáš Ostatnický, and Ivan Pelant
Biomolecular Neuronet Devices, Grigory E. Adamov and Evgeny P. Grebennikov

Nanoscale Lasers
Nanolasers, Marek S. Wartak
Quantum Dot Laser, Frank Jahnke
Mode-Locked Quantum-Dot Lasers, Maria A. Cataluna and Edik U. Rafailov


Editor Bio(s)

Klaus D. Sattler is a professor of physics at the University of Hawaii-Manoa in Honolulu. A pioneer in nanophysics, Dr. Sattler built the first atomic cluster source in 1980, which became a cornerstone for nanoscience and nanotechnology. In 1994, his research group at the University of Hawaii produced the first carbon nanocones. His current research focuses on novel nanomaterials, tunneling spectroscopy of quantum dots, and solar photocatalysis with nanoparticles for the purification of water. Dr. Sattler has been a recipient of the Walter Schottky Prize from the German Physical Society