The Quantum Dot: Journey into the Future of Microelectronics

 
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The impact of microelectronics is apparent in fax machines, compact disc players, children's toys and, of course, the computer. This book is about the tiny electronic devices which have made all of this possible. It begins at the level of atoms and electrons, considers the special properties of silicon and shows how these are utilized in devices such as the semiconductor laser and the transistor. Following a brief excursion into how transistors are used to form the basic elements of a computer, the book looks at the process of integrating a large number of these devices onto a single small slice of silicon - a silicon chip. The author goes on to deal with some of the recent developments which involve tiny structures, sometimes only a few atoms across, where the physical laws that apply are quite different to those we are familiar with in the everyday world. They give rise to strange phenomena which are often totally unexpected, even by the scientists studying them. But they are of far more than merely academic interest: they may well form the basis for future developments in microelectronics. This text is an introduction to the physics behind the microelectronic revolution, and an exploration of likely future advances in the field, with an emphasis throughout on providing a conceptual picture of the physical processes involved. Students of physics and of electrical engineering should find this a stimulating overview of the subject. The absence of mathematics makes the book accessible to general readers, even those with little or no previous knowledge of physics or electronics.

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"With unusual thoroughness--one might say patience--the author explains the physical effects used in the design of semiconductor devices in terms of simple concepts, drawing analogies to tennis balls and pieces of string....Its usefulness need not stop at the lay person; an intuitive scientist will
also get a charge out of it."--Andrew Holmes-Siedle, Nature
"Very readable, and a must for anyone with a passing interest in how modern semiconductor chips work."--New Scientist
"Turton breaks new ground by presenting popular physics with the motivation for application."--Times Higher Education Supplement
"With unusual thoroughness--one might say patience--the author explains the physical effects used in the design of semiconductor devices in terms of simple concepts, drawing analogies to tennis balls and pieces of string....Its usefulness need not stop at the lay person; an intuitive scientist will
also get a charge out of it."--Andrew Holmes-Siedle, Nature
"Very readable, and a must for anyone with a passing interest in how modern semiconductor chips work."--New Scientist
"Turton breaks new ground by presenting popular physics with the motivation for application."--Times Higher Education Supplement
"With unusual thoroughness--one might say patience--the author explains the physical effects used in the design of semiconductor devices in terms of simple concepts, drawing analogies to tennis balls and pieces of string....Its usefulness need not stop at the lay person; an intuitive scientist will also get a charge out of it."--Andrew Holmes-Siedle, Nature
"Very readable, and a must for anyone with a passing interest in how modern semiconductor chips work."--New Scientist
"Turton breaks new ground by presenting popular physics with the motivation for application."--Times Higher Education Supplement
"With unusual thoroughness--one might say patience--the author explains the physical effects used in the design of semiconductor devices in terms of simple concepts, drawing analogies to tennis balls and pieces of string....Its usefulness need not stop at the lay person; an intuitive scientist will also get a charge out of it."--Andrew Holmes-Siedle, Nature


"Very readable, and a must for anyone with a passing interest in how modern semiconductor chips work."--New Scientist


"Turton breaks new ground by presenting popular physics with the motivation for application."--Times Higher Education Supplement


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In The Quantum Dot, physicist Richard Turton reveals the science behind the microelectronic revolution and provides us with a tantalizing peek at the future of this rapidly evolving field. Turton's clear explanations and engaging style make this a book that will appeal to the armchair scientist while sacrificing nothing of the complexity that the more sophisticated reader will demand. The range of future possibilities is immense, and thanks to The Quantam Dot, we can follow the progress of modern technology and glimpse how new the world might look.

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