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The Physics of Nanoelectronics: Transport and Fluctuation Phenomena at Low Temperatures

Tero T. Heikkilä

Oxford University Press, 2013; $94.95 (hardcover).

This is a clearly written, well-organized book on nanoelectronics. It is made up of 11 chapters including appendices, and starts with the semiclassical approach of non-equilibrium effects. The author then moves on to interference effects, treating fluctuations and corrections, a brief introduction of superconductivity, and emerging fields related to graphene and nanoelectromechanics. Most of the transport phenomena are explained without using the non-equilibrium Green function, which is a different approach than many other texts in the field. Instead of explaining specific techniques, the author discusses measurement and fabrication at a more general level. This book will be very useful as a text for advanced undergraduate or graduate students with some background in quantum mechanics and solid state physics.      

Review by Ishtiaque Ahmed, Member of OSA, IEEE, APS, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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