This book is about basic quantum structures, such as quantum wells, quantum wires and quantum dots. Its success is confirmed by the fact that this is the book’s fourth edition.

The book has sixteen chapters, which deal with the physics of quantum structure and are oriented toward the computation of different properties/parameters of quantum structures. For instance, the Schrödinger equation and its numerical solutions are discussed in early chapters; subsequent chapters investigate theoretical aspects of diffusion and impurities. Further, models of quantum wells, wires and dots are described, and scattering and other transport properties of charge carriers are analyzed.

Some applications, such as optical waveguides, sit at the end of the book. It is unfortunate, however, that the authors have not taken into consideration the newly discovered atomically thin semiconductors and their heterostructures. Maybe this subject will be treated in the fifth edition!

This is one of the most complete books dedicated to the theoretical and computational aspects of quantum structures. It is thus highly recommended.

Review by Daniela Dragoman, University of Bucharest, Romania.


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