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Jenny Stanford Textbook Series on Nanotechnology

Nanoelectronic Devices

by Byung-Gook Park, Sung Woo Hwang and Young June Park

Nanoelectronic Devices is a unique book that integrates the basic concepts of nanoscale physics with advanced engineering ideas to discuss the different aspects of device design and functioning. The authors have done a good job of correlating physics with engineering principles, which is noteworthy. The book is well organized with concise set of bibliographical references for further reading. The appendices and the color figures at the end of the book enhance the quality and usefulness of the material presented. The topics are coherent and meticulously described given how difficult it is to explain such advanced concepts. This book, which encourages readers to learn the fundamentals of physics before venturing into device design and application, is a great resource for both graduate students and researchers.”

Prof. Ganesh Balasubramanian, Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814364003
  • Series: Jenny Stanford Textbook Series on Nanotechnology
  • Subject: Semiconductors
  • Published: February 2012
  • Pages: 436

This book provides the readers with the knowledge in fundamentals of nanoelectronic devices.  Nanoelectronic devices have been developed as a successor of microelectronic devices, following the evolutionary path of scaling down.  In this book, the authors attempt to build the principles of nanoelectronic devices based on those of microelectronic devices wherever possible and introduce the inherently nanoelectronic principles gradually.

The book starts with a brief review of quantum mechanics and solid-state physics that can form the basis of semiconductor device physics.  The basics of electron transport and p–n junctions are covered, as they relate to the fundamental principles of MOSFET and other nanoelectronic devices.  From there, the operations of MOS capacitors and MOSFETs are developed and some basic CMOS circuits are introduced.  Nanoelectronic devices are categorized into three types: quantum well, quantum wire, and quantum dot devices depending on the dimensionality of their active region.  Three-dimensional device structures, new materials, and operating principles are emphasized.  The basics of the wave nature of electrons, ballistic transport, and single electronics are explained as unique phenomena in those low-dimensional electron systems.  The last chapter is devoted to the nano-biotechnology application of field-effect transistors.