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The Physics of Low-dimensional Semiconductors by John H. Davies

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FOUNDATIONS

This book is about low-dimensional semiconductors, structures in which electrons behave as though they are free to move in only two or fewer free dimensions. Most of these structures are really heterostructures, meaning that they comprise more than one kind of material. Before we can investigate the properties of a heterostructure, we need to understand the behaviour of electrons in a uniform semiconductor. This in turn rests on the foundations of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and the band theory of crystalline solids. The first two chapters of this book provide a review of these foundations. Unfortunately it is impossible ...

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