Physics of Quantum Rings

  • Vladimir M. Fomin

Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Topology-driven Effects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Libo Ma, Vladimir M. Fomin, Oliver G. Schmidt
      Pages 33-55
    3. José M. Llorens, Vivaldo Lopes-Oliveira, Victor López-Richard, José M. Ulloa, Benito Alén
      Pages 57-88
  3. Fabrication and Characterization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. V. M. Fomin, V. N. Gladilin, J. van Bree, M. E. Flatté, J. T. Devreese, P. M. Koenraad
      Pages 91-120
    3. F. Martins, D. Cabosart, H. Sellier, M. G. Pala, B. Hackens, V. Bayot et al.
      Pages 121-137
    4. Christian Heyn, Michael Zocher, Wolfgang Hansen
      Pages 139-162
    5. Jiang Wu, Zhiming M. Wang
      Pages 163-185
  4. Optical Aharonov-Bohm Effect

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. K. Kyhm, H. D. Kim, R. Okuyama, M. Eto, K. C. Je, R. A. Taylor et al.
      Pages 231-254
    3. M. D. Teodoro, V. L. Campo Jr., V. López-Richard, E. Marega Jr., G. E. Marques, G. J. Salamo
      Pages 255-280
  5. Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Tapash Chakraborty, Aram Kh. Manaselyan, Manuk G. Barseghyan
      Pages 283-326
    3. A. M. Alexeev, M. E. Portnoi
      Pages 347-409
    4. H. M. Baghramyan, M. G. Barseghyan, A. A. Kirakosyan, D. Laroze
      Pages 411-445
    5. C. Trallero-Giner, Darío G. Santiago-Pérez, Leonor Chico, R. Pérez-Álvarez
      Pages 447-498
    6. Benny Lassen, Morten Willatzen, Jens Gravesen
      Pages 499-533
    7. Carlos Segarra, Josep Planelles, Juan I. Climente
      Pages 535-558
    8. Alina Mreńca-Kolasińska, Bartłomiej Szafran
      Pages 559-580
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 581-585

About this book


This book, now in its second edition, introduces readers to quantum rings as a special class of modern high-tech material structures at the nanoscale. It deals, in particular, with their formation by means of molecular beam epitaxy and droplet epitaxy of semiconductors, and their topology-driven electronic, optical and magnetic properties. A highly complex theoretical model is developed to adequately represent the specific features of quantum rings. The results presented here are intended to facilitate the development of low-cost high-performance electronic, spintronic, optoelectronic and information processing devices based on quantum rings.

This second edition includes both new and significantly revised chapters. It provides extensive information on recent advances in the physics of quantum rings related to the spin-orbit interaction and spin dynamics (spin interference in Rashba rings, tunable exciton topology on type II InAs/GaAsSb quantum nanostructures), the electron-phonon interaction in ring-like structures, quantum interference manifestations in novel materials (graphene nanoribbons, MoS2), and the effects of electrical field and THz radiation on the optical properties of quantum rings. The new edition also shares insights into the properties of various novel architectures, including coupled quantum ring-quantum dot chains and concentric quantum rings, topologic states of light in self-assembled ring-like cavities, and optical and plasmon m.odes in Möbius-shaped resonators.


Quantum Interference Aharonov-Bohm Effect Berry Phase Stranski-Krastanow Growth Droplet Epitaxy Persistent Current Quantum Interference Phenomena Coupled Quantum Ring-quantum Dot Chains Topologic States of Light in Self-assembled Ring-like Resonators Concentric Quantum Rings

Editors and affiliations

  • Vladimir M. Fomin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Integrative NanosciencesLeibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW) DresdenDresdenGermany

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