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Introduction to Graphene-Based Nanomaterials. From Electronic Structure to Quantum Transport. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 4876983
  • Book
  • January 2020
  • 504 Pages
  • Cambridge University Press
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Graphene is one of the most intensively studied materials, and has unusual electrical, mechanical and thermal properties, which provide almost unlimited potential applications. This book provides an introduction to the electrical and transport properties of graphene and other two dimensional nanomaterials, covering ab-initio to multiscale methods. Updated from the first edition, the authors have added chapters on other two dimensional materials, spin related phenomena, and an improved overview of Berry phase effects. Other topics include powerful order N electronic structure, transport calculations, ac transport and multiscale transport methodologies. Chapters are complemented with concrete examples and case studies, questions and exercises, detailed appendices and computational codes. It is a valuable resource for graduate students and researchers working in physics, materials science or engineering who are interested in the field of graphene-based nanomaterials.
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Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition;
1. Introduction to carbon-based nanostructures;
2. Electronic properties of carbon-based nanostructures;
3. The new family of two-dimensional materials and van der Waals heterostructures;
4. Quantum transport: general concepts;
5. Klein tunneling and ballistic transport;
6. Quantum transport in disordered graphene-based materials;
7. Quantum Hall effects in graphene;
8. Spin-related phenomena;
9. Quantum transport beyond DC;
10. Ab initio and multiscale quantum transport in graphene-based materials; Appendix A. Electronic structure calculations: the density functional theory; Appendix B. Electronic structure calculations: the many-body perturbation theory; Appendix C. Green's functions and ab initio quantum transport in the Landauer–Büttiker formalism; References; Index.
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Luis E. F. Foa Torres Universidad de Chile.

Luis E. F. Foa Torres is a condensed matter physicist and Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Chile. Previous positions include Professor and CONICET Independent Research Scientist in Argentina, and fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Dresden, Germany. His research is focused on quantum transport, two-dimensional materials (e.g. graphene), topological insulators and the physics of driven systems. He was awarded the ICTP Prize in 2018.
Stephan Roche
Stephan Roche is an ICREA Research Professor working at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) and at the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST). He leads the 'Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience' group which focuses on the understanding of quantum transport phenomena from the molecular to the mesoscopic scales with particular focus on spin dynamics in Topological (and Dirac) Matter. In 2009, he was awarded the prestigious Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel prize from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany). He serves as deputy leader of the Spintronics workpackage in the Graphene Flagship consortium.
Jean-Christophe Charlier Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

Jean-Christophe Charlier is Full Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain and Senior Researcher at the Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences of the University of Louvain (UCLouvain) in Belgium. His main scientific interests are centred on theoretical condensed matter physics and nanosciences, covering the areas of: electronic, structural, dynamical properties and quantum transport in nanostructures using first-principles theories and computational physics. In 2016, he was awarded the chair of 'Francqui Research Professor' at UCLouvain from the Francqui-Stichting Foundation (Belgium).
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