Written in a self–contained manner, this textbook allows bothadvanced students and practicing applied physicists and engineers to learn the relevant aspects from the bottom up. All logical steps are laid out without omitting steps. The book covers electrical transport properties in carbon based materials by dealing with statistical mechanics of carbon nanotubes and graphene presenting many fresh and sometimes provocative views. Both second quantization and superconductivity are covered and discussed thoroughly. An extensive list of references is given in the end of each chapter, while derivations and proofs of some
equations are discussed in the appendix.
For graduate students in physics, chemistry, electrical engineering and material sciences, with a knowledge of dynamics, quantum mechanics, electromagnetism and solid–state physics at the senior undergraduate level. Includes a large number of exercise–type problems.
From the contents:
Kinetic Theory and Boltzmann Equation
Bloch Electron Dynamics
Phonons and Electron–Phonon Interaction
Electrical Conductivity of Multi–walled Nanotubes
Metallic (or Superconducting) SWNT
Quantum Hall Effect
Quantum Hall Effect in Graphene
Seebeck Coefficient in Multi–walled Carbon Nanotubes
2. Kinetic Theory and Boltzmann Equation
3. Bloch Electron Dynamics
4. Phonons and Electron–Phonon Interaction
5. Electrical Conductivity of Multi–walled Nanotubes
6. Semiconducting SWNT
8. Metallic (or Superconducting) SWNT
9. Magnetic Susceptibility
11. Quantum Hall Effect
12l.Quantum Hall Effect in Graphene
13. Seebeck Coefficient in Multi–walled Carbon Nanotubes
Akira Suzuki received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Reading, UK, in 1982. He subsequently worked as a research associate at Purdue University, USA. In 1985 he joined the Canon Inc. Research Center as a chief scientist. In 1993 he was appointed as an associate professor at the Department of Physics, Tokyo University of Science and was promoted to a full professor in 1999. Professor Suzuki′s research interests include nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, applications of thermofield dynamics to open quantum systems, and condensed matter physics (transport theory for graphene and carbon nanotubes among others). He has published over 70 papers and seven books (translations and two books including a book, Foundation of Statistical Thermodynamics).