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Properties of Interacting Low-Dimensional Systems

ISBN: 978-3-527-40894-8
392 pages
July 2011
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Filling the gap for comprehensive coverage of the realistic fundamentals and approaches needed to perform cutting-edge research on mesoscopic systems, this textbook allows advanced students to acquire and use the skills at a highly technical, research-qualifying level.
Starting with a brief refresher to get all readers on an equal footing, the text moves on to a broad selection of advanced topics, backed by problems with solutions for use in classrooms as well as for self-study.
Written by authors with research and teaching backgrounds from eminent institutions and based on a tried-and-tested lecture, this is a must-have for researchers, research students and instructors involved with semiconductor junctions, nanostructures and thin film systems.
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1 Introduction
2 The Kubo-Greenwood Linear Response Theory
3 Feynman Diagrammatic Expansion
4 Plasmon Excitations in Mesoscopic Structures
5 The Surface Response Function, Energy Loss and Plasma Instability
6 Optical Response and the Absorption Coefficient
7 Surface Correlation Energy for a Bounded Plasma
8 The Rashba Spin-Orbit Interaction in 2DEG
9 Quantized Acoustoelectric Current and Applications
10 Electrical Conductivity: The Kubo, Boltzmann and Landauer-Buettiker Formulas
11 Conductance Fluctuations
12 Integer Quantum Hall Effect
13 Fractional Quantum Hall Effect
14 Theory of Magnetism
Appendices
A Boson and Fermion Statistics for Noninteracting Systems
B Spectral Structure of the Green's Function
C The Renormalization Group and Critical Phenomena
D Charge and Spin density Waves
E Effect of Two-Body and Three-Body Forces
F Superconductivity
G Greens' Functions and Spectral Structure
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Godfrey Gumbs is Professor for Physics at the Hunter College of the City University of New York, and holds a faculty fellowship with USAF. His research on low-dimensional electron and hole systems and on quantum mechanical properties of the charge carriers in nanoscale semiconductor structures and devices has earned him numerous scholar- and fellowships awards, among them a Fulbright Senior Scholarship to Israel.

Danhong Huang is Senior Physicist with the Space Based Advanced Sensing and Protection Branch of the US Air Force Research Lab, with prior assignments e.g. at the University of Texas and with the MIT. His research centers on development of theoretical understanding of solid state and heterostructure physics and developing tools for computational modeling
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