Transport Phenomena in Micro- and Nanoscale Functional Materials and Devices offers a pragmatic view on transport phenomena for micro- and nanoscale materials and devices, both as a research tool and as a means to implant new functions in materials. Chapters emphasize transport properties (TP) as a research tool at the micro/nano level and give an experimental view on underlying techniques. The relevance of TP is highlighted through the interplay between a micro/nanocarrier's characteristics and media characteristics: long/short-range order and disorder excitations, couplings, and in energy conversions. Later sections contain case studies on the role of transport properties in functional nanomaterials.
This includes transport in thin films and nanostructures, from nanogranular films, to graphene and 2D semiconductors and spintronics, and from read heads, MRAMs and sensors, to nano-oscillators and energy conversion, from figures of merit, micro-coolers and micro-heaters, to spincaloritronics.
- Presents a pragmatic description of electrical transport phenomena in micro- and nanoscale materials and devices from an experimental viewpoint
- Provides an in-depth overview of the experimental techniques available to measure transport phenomena in micro- and nanoscale materials
- Features case studies to illustrate how each technique works
- Highlights emerging areas of interest in micro- and nanomaterial transport phenomena, including spintronics
2. Transport phenomena and their relations
4. Transient and dynamics of transport phenomena
5. Microscopic information provided by transport measurements; case studies
6. Transport phenomena in thin films and nanostructures
8. Role of transport coefficients in energy conversion devices
João Bessa Sousa is Emeritus Professor at Department of Physics & Astronomy of Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto. His teaching and research activities span solid sate & low temperature physics, micro & nanotechnologies, transport phenomena. Degree in Electrotechnical Engineering at Univ. Porto (1957-63) and Ph.D. at Univ. Oxford, Clarendon Laboratory (1965-68; Superconductivity). More than 260 published scientific articles. Awarded with the Order Santiago Espada, one of Portugal highest civil honours; also the Prize for Scientific Excellence by the Foundation for Science and Technology (2005). Effective Member of Portuguese Academy of Sciences. Co-founder and later President of Portuguese Physical Society. Former member of NATO Research Grants Scientific Committee, of Physical Society (London), of Condensed Matter Division of European Physical Society; of Linacre & Wolfson Colleges, Oxford. Co-founder and first President of Institute of Physics of Materials of University of Porto (IFIMUP).
Ventura, Joao O.
João Oliveira Ventura is a Principal Researcher at the Institute of Physics for Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology and Photonics (IFIMUP), a leading research unit of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal, where he works in nanoelectronics and energy harvesting materials since 2008. His research interests include spintronics and spin-dependent transport, the fundamental properties of nanostructured materials, magnetic nanostructures, nanogenerators, thin film deposition and lithography. He is the author of more than 160 articles in peer-reviewed international journals and one granted patent. He is currently the vice-president of IFIMUP and the vice-director of the Micro- and Nano-Fabrication Unit of the University of Porto (CEMUP-MNTEC).
André Pereira is an Auxiliar Professor at Department of Physics & Astronomy of Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto. He did a PhD at University of Porto (2010) then latter was pos-doc at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2010-2012) and research associate at Imperial College of London at UK (2013). Actually, his teaching and research are mainly focus in the topics related with nanotechnologies, magnetism and plastic electronics, for applied areas such as energy harvesting, storage and innovative sensors. He has published more than 120 scientific articles in specialized magazines, several chapters on that related topics of research. He is currently president of the Physics Society of the northern division.