Ce livre est la transition parfaite entre la saga Harry Potter et la trilogie des Magiciens. [...] En plus de tout ça, on trouve, en vrac : des références culturelles géniales, l'utilisation de la technologie par les sorciers, une guerre inter-espèces, la lutte contre le sexisme, des super-héros discrets, quelques insultes bien envoyées [...] un roman one-shot à lire absolument pour tous ceux qui aiment la magie, les histoires de grands ados (les héros sont majeurs) et, ok, les histoires d'amour un peu.
This book focuses on the theory of phonon interactions in nanoscale structures with particular emphasis on modern electronic and optoelectronic devices. The continuing progress in the fabrication of semiconductor nanostructures with lower dimensional features has led to devices with enhanced functionality and even to novel devices with new operating principles. The critical role of phonon effects in such semiconductor devices is well known. There is therefore a great need for a greater awareness and understanding of confined phonon effects. A key goal of this book is to describe tractable models of confined phonons and how these are applied to calculations of the basic properties and phenomena of semiconductor heterostructures. The level of presentation is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students in physics and engineering with some background in quantum mechanics and solid-state physics or devices. A basic understanding of electromagnetism and classical acoustics is assumed.
Dr Michael A. Stroscio earned a Ph.D. in physics from Yale University and held research positions at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, before moving into the management of federal research and development at a variety of US government agencies. Dr Stroscio has served as a policy analyst for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and as Vice Chairman of the White House Panel on Scientific Communication. He bas taught physics and electrical engineering at several universities including Duke University, the North Carolina State University and the University of California at Los Angeles. Dr Stroscio is currently the Senior Scientist in the Office of the Director at the US Army Research Office (ARO) as well as an Adjunct Professor at both Duke University and the North Carolina State University. He has authored about 500 publications, presentations and patents covering a wide variety of topics in the physical sciences and electronics. He is the author of Quantum Heterostructures: Microelectronics and Optoelectronics and the joint editor of two World Scientific books entitled Quantum-based Electronic Devices and Systems and Advances in Semiconductor Lasers and Applications to Optoelectronics. He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and he was the 1998 recipient of the IEEE Harry Diamond Award.
Dr Dutta earned a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Cincinnati: she was a research associate at Purdue University and at City College, New York, as well as a visiting scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory before assuming a variety of government posts in research and development. Dr Dutta was the Director of the Physics Division at the US Army's Electronics Technology and Devices Laboratory as well as at the Army Research Laboratory prior to her appointment as the Associate Director for Electronics in the Army Research Offices Engineering Sciences Directorate. Dr Dutta recently assumed a senior executive position as ARO's Director of Research and Technology Integration. She has over 160 publications, 170 conference presentations, 10 book chapters, and bas had 24 US patents issued. She is the joint editor of two World Scientific books entitled Quantum-Based Electronic Devices and Systems and Advances in Semiconductor Lasers and Applications to Optoelectrouics. She is an Adjunct Professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics departments of North Carolina State University and has had adjunct appointments at the Electrical Engineering departments of Rutgers University and the University of Maryland. Dr Dutta is a Fellow of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Optical Society of America, and she was the recipient in the year 2000 of the IEEE Harry Diamond Award.