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Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor Hardcover – July 11, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0521631457 ISBN-10: 0521631459 Edition: 2nd

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  • Hardcover: 420 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2nd edition (July 11, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521631459
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521631457
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #437,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"In recent years, scientists have developed a powerful practical technique based on Green function methods for calculating transport through small open systems. Supriyo Datta is one of its leading exponents and his new textbook makes a valiant and fascinating effort to use the formalism to provide a simple exposition of quantum transport on the atomic scale...It is more accessible, more embracing and a much better read than his earlier monograph... It contains excellent examples, good breadth and progressive detail, and is of real value to electronic engineers, physicists, and chemists researching modern interdisciplinary nanoelectronics."
Chemistry World

"Molecular transport phenomena in junctions is a very 'hot' area, that is best understood in terms of quantum transport phenomena in general. This book, by one of the true leaders in this field, presents and clarifies molecular transport in the context of the larger quantum transport area. The text is lucid, masterful, understandable and unified. The numerical examples and MATLAB codes combine with the discussions to provide a strongly integrated and very readable overview of the field."
Mark Ratner, Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern University

"A lucid treatment of what's destined to be the 'next big thing' for electrical engineers - conduction at the atomic scale - eminently suitable for students and professionals alike. The generous use of examples and clarifying remarks, together with the novel approach of sequentially building up transport theory from the 'bottom up' and a genuine flair for effortlessly bringing together salient aspects of physics and engineering makes this a very useful book, indeed."
Dr Steve Laux, IBM, Yorktown Heights

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This book presents the conceptual framework underlying the atomistic theory of matter, emphasizing those that relate to current flow. This includes some of the most advanced concepts of non-equilibrium quantum statistical mechanics. No prior acquaintance with quantum mechanics is assumed. Many numerical examples are used to provide concrete illustrations and the corresponding MATLAB codes can be downloaded from the web. Videostreamed lectures, keyed to specific sections of the book are also available through the web. Written for senior and graduate students.

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Supriyo Datta (http:nanohub.org/groups/supriyodatta) started his career in ultrasonics, but since 1985 has focused on current flow in nanoscale electronic devices. The approach pioneered by his group for the description of quantum transport has been widely adopted in the field of nano electronics and he was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for this work. This approach, combining the non-equilibrium Green function (NEGF) formalism of many-body physics with the Landauer formalism from mesoscopic physics, is described in his books.

Datta is also well-known for his contributions to spin electronics and molecular electronics and received the Procter Prize (https://www.sigmaxi.org/programs/prizes-awards/william-procter/award-winner/supriyo-datta). In his latest book, Datta argues that the insights gained from nano electronics provide a new approach to the problems of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics in general (Lessons from Nanoelectronics: A New Perspective on Transport, World Scientific 2012).

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A. J. Sutter on June 13, 2007
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The author (SD) claims that this is a physics book written for engineers. Maybe that explains why, unlike the authors of most physics books written for physicists, he doesn't seem particularly concerned with elegance, concision, abstract generality or showing how clever he is in this book. Apparently, his main concern is to help you understand stuff. Not only that, but he's chosen some very interesting stuff to tell you about.

The narrative arc of the book is to show you how to get from a particle in a box to Ohm's Law, as instantiated in nanoscale transistors. The path to doing this is already laid out in the first chapter, using a "toy" level of analysis. The next nine chapters lay out building blocks for attacking the problem using Green's function (GF) techniques, which are a bit more modern and versatile than the transmission formalism favored in the past (including by SD in a previous book). The whole picture is put together in Chapters 11 and 12, followed by an appendix that shows (albeit quite tersely in comparison to the rest of the book) how the same problem is dealt with using a second-quantization (2Q) GF formalism. The fact many pieces of this arc are repeated at successively deeper levels of analysis is very helpful. So too are SD's "big picture" introductions at the beginning of each chapter, and at the beginnings of the longer subchapters.

Throughout, SD pauses to describe in words and pictures the physics behind pretty much each term of each equation -- a de-mystification that most authors of physics texts seem to avoid as if it were blasphemy. I was especially impressed when SD used these opportunities to allude to some deeper and more general issues, such as how you get from time-reversible equations to irreversible physics.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 7, 2014
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Good Book for a general overview of Quantum Transport. This was a lite read
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1 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Y. Ezzahri on September 24, 2007
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All i can say is that either the Amazon service, the delivery time and the item were really excellent, i even got the item few days before the estimated delivery date.
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1 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Nithin Raghunathan on August 25, 2006
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The book is in great condition and was ok for the price. Ad i couldnt find it in any of my university book stores
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