Electric Field Transport in Nanostructures

6.1. Introduction 145

6.2. Parallel transport 145

6.2.1. Electron scattering mechanisms 146

6.2.2. Experimental data on parallel transport 149

6.2.3. Hot electrons in parallel transport 151

6.3. Perpendicular transport 153

6.3.1. Resonant tunnelling 153

6.3.2. Electric field effects in superlattices 155

6.4. Quantum transport in nanostructures 159

6.4.1. Quantized conductance. Landauer formula 160

6.4.2. Landauer-B├╝ttiker formula for multi-probe quantum transport 163

6.4.3. Coulomb blockade 165 References 169 Further Reading 169 Problems 169

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