Chapter 3. Inorganic Semiconductor Nanostructures

  1. Dr Robert W. Kelsall1,
  2. Dr Ian W. Hamley2 and
  3. Dr Mark Geoghegan3
  1. Dr David Mowbray

Published Online: 20 DEC 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470020873.ch3

Nanoscale Science and Technology

Nanoscale Science and Technology

How to Cite

Mowbray, D. (2005) Inorganic Semiconductor Nanostructures, in Nanoscale Science and Technology (eds R. W. Kelsall, I. W. Hamley and M. Geoghegan), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470020873.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Microwaves and Photonics, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

  2. 2

    Centre for Self Organising Molecular Systems, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

  3. 3

    Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S3 7RH, United Kingdom

Author Information

  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S3 7RH, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 DEC 2005
  2. Published Print: 25 FEB 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470850862

Online ISBN: 9780470020876

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Keywords:

  • semiconductor physics;
  • quantum confinement;
  • semiconductor nanostructures and fabrication techniques;
  • double-barrier resonant tunneling structure (DBRTS);
  • phonon bottleneck;
  • quantum cascade laser;
  • quantum dot;
  • deep ultraviolet (DUV) lithography;
  • Coulomb blockade device;
  • photonic structures

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Overview of relevant semiconductor physics

  • Quantum confinement in semiconductor nanostructures

  • The electronic density of states

  • Fabrication techniques

  • Physical processes in semiconductor nanostructures

  • The characterisation of semiconductor nanostructures

  • Applications of semiconductor nanostructures

  • Summary and outlook

  • Bibliography