© 1998

Mesoscopic Physics and Electronics

  • T. Ando
  • Y. Arakawa
  • K. Furuya
  • S. Komiyama
  • H. Nakashima

Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Introduction — Mesoscopic Systems

    1. T. Ando
      Pages 1-2
    2. T. Ando
      Pages 11-14
    3. H. Fukuyama
      Pages 15-21
    4. A. Kawabata
      Pages 22-30
    5. A. Kawabata
      Pages 31-43
  3. Transport in Quantum Structures

    1. M. Ogata, H. Fukuyama
      Pages 45-53
    2. A. Kawabata
      Pages 54-60
    3. N. Mori, C. Hamaguchi
      Pages 61-65
    4. S. Tarucha
      Pages 66-71
    5. K. Hirakawa
      Pages 96-103
    6. M. Morifuji, C. Hamaguchi
      Pages 104-108
  4. Quantum Hall Effect

    1. S. Komiyama
      Pages 120-131
    2. K. Murase, S. Takaoka, K. Oto
      Pages 132-137
  5. Electron-Photon Interaction in Nanostructures

    1. Y. Arakawa
      Pages 139-139
    2. A. Shimizu
      Pages 140-155

About this book


The combination of the lithography technology and the semiconductor heterostructure has produced quantum wires, quantum dots, antidots, quantum point contacts, etc. In such quantum structures, various new phenomena have been observed in the electron transport at low temperatures, such as conductance quantization due to the ballistic electron motion, universal conductance fluctuations due to quantum interference effects, and single-electron tunneling due to the discreteness of the electronic charge. They have provided challenging subjects important from the point of view of fundamental physics, and their possible device applications are actively pursued. Quantum wires and dots are expected also to be able to significantly improve optical devices such as lasers. This book provides general reviews on various subjects of pure physics, device physics, and materials research concerning such quantum structures, starting with a general introduction of physics of mesoscopic systems.


ASTER circuit development diffraction electronics laser nanostructure quantum chaos quantum dot spectroscopy superlattice surface

Editors and affiliations

  • T. Ando
    • 1
  • Y. Arakawa
    • 2
  • K. Furuya
    • 3
  • S. Komiyama
    • 4
  • H. Nakashima
    • 5
  1. 1.Institute for Solid State PhysicsUniversity of TokyoMinato-ku, Tokyo 106Japan
  2. 2.Institute of Industrial ScienceUniversity of TokyoMinato-ku, Tokyo 106Japan
  3. 3.Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringTokyo Institute of TechnologyMeguro-ku, Tokyo 152Japan
  4. 4.Department of Basic ScienceUniversity of TokyoMeguro-ku, Tokyo 153Japan
  5. 5.Institute of Scientific and Industrial ResearchOsaka UniversityIbaraki, Osaka 567Japan

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