Nanotech 2002 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2002 Vol. 2
Technical Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Molecular and Nanoelectronics Chapter 12

Effects of Disorder in Reduced Dimensional and Quantum Electronics

Authors: B.D. Weaver and E.H. Aifer

Affilation: Naval Research Laboratory, United States

Pages: 310 - 313

Keywords: nanoelectronics, radiation, HEMT, RTD

We discuss the effect of atomic disorder on electronic systems that operate in either reduced dimension or by quantum-mechanical transport. Systems include high electron mobility transistors, tunnel diodes, superconductors, multiquantum well infrared and ultraviolet detectors, and superlattice devices. In most cases, quantum mechanics and/or reduced dimension produces an unconventional response to disorder, rendering some devices more sensitive to disorder, and other devices more tolerant.

ISBN: 0-9708275-6-3
Pages: 504