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Introduction

  • James R. Chelikowsky
  • Alfonso Franciosi
Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 95)

Abstract

Certain periods of history bear the name of the materials that have shaped the development of civilization: the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age. An appropriate characterization of our time would be the Electronic Materials Age, as semiconductor materials have truly revolutionized our lives. Consider the nature of the technological advances in recent time: from pocket radios and video cassette recorders to powerful new supercomputers, all have been made possible by our improved understanding of how to synthesize and process electronic materials. Indeed, contemporary economic competition often revolves around which country leads in the development of new electronic technologies.

Keywords

Molecular Beam Epitaxy Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Nobel Prize Resonant Tunneling Condensed Matter System 
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  • James R. Chelikowsky
  • Alfonso Franciosi

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