Atomic and Electronic Structure of Surfaces

Atomic and Electronic Structure of Surfaces

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Surfaces and interfaces play an increasingly important role in today's solid state devices. In this book the reader is introduced, in a didactic manner, to the essential theoretical aspects of the atomic and electronic structure of surfaces and interfaces. The book does not pretend to give a complete overview of contemporary problems and methods. Instead, the authors strive to provide simple but qualitatively useful arguments that apply to a wide variety of cases. The emphasis of the book is on semiconductor surfaces and interfaces but it also includes a thorough treatment of transition metals, a general discussion of phonon dispersion curves, and examples of large computational calculations. The exercises accompanying every chapter will be of great benefit to the student.From the results corresponding to GaAs/In, Gal-TAs with x = 1, it is possible to deduce the band configuration for ... Note that, both in the experimental and theoretical cases, the weak difference between AEvh (20a€“40 meV), the heavy holeanbsp;...

Title:Atomic and Electronic Structure of Surfaces
Author:Michel Lannoo, Paul Friedel
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-03-14


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