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Nanoscale Device Physics: Science and Engineering Fundamentals

Sandip Tiwari

Abstract

Nanoscale devices are distinguishable from the larger microscale devices in their specific dependence on physical phenomena and effects that are central to their operation. The size change manifests itself through changes in importance of the phenomena and effects that become dominant and the changes in scale of underlying energetics and response. Examples of these include classical effects such as single electron effects, quantum effects such as the states accessible as well as their properties; ensemble effects ranging from consequences of the laws of numbers to changes in properties arising ... More

Keywords: Nanoscale, Mesoscale, Device physics, Information mechanics, Fluctuations, State transitions, Transistors, Quantum effects, Phase transitions, Spin, Magnetics, Memories, Electron correlation, Single electron, Quantum computation, Entanglement, Electromechanics, Nonlinearities, Electromagnetic interactions, Maximum entropy, Stability, Phase change memory, Spin-torque memory, Resistive memory, Ferroelectric memory, Solar cells, Quantum cascade laser, Plasmonics, Optomechanics, Casimir effect, Organic semiconductors

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198759874
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198759874.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sandip Tiwari, author
Charles N. Mellowes Professor in Engineering, Cornell University