Quantum Confinement: Effects, Observations and Insights

Rebecca Parker (Editor)

Series: Physics Research and Technology
BISAC: SCI057000

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This book provides new research on the effects and observations of quantum confinement. Chapter One reviews manifestations of the quantum size effect for explaining the high anomalous activity of the metal and metal oxide nanoparticles in heterogeneous catalysis that might be associated with significant modification of their electronic properties compared to bulk materials. Chapter Two discusses quantum confinement effects within a cylindrical potential box. Chapter Three explores symmetry breaking and recoil effects in atomic confinement. Chapter Four scrutinizes recent studies on the physical properties of silicon carbide nanowires (SiCNWs), while the wires with various sizes and surface termination hydrogen atoms are inspected by using first-principles method. Chapter Five focuses on scaling limits and quantum confinement in nano-scale silicon transistors.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. The Quantum Size Effect in a Heterogeneous Catalysis
P.E. Strizhak and G.R. Kosmambetova (L. V. Pisarzhevskii Institute of the Physical Chemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine)

Chapter 2. Quantum Confinement Effects in a Cylindrical Potential Box
A. S. Baltenkov and A. Z. Msezane (Tashkent State Technical University, Engineering-Physical Department, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and others)

Chapter 3. Symmetry Breaking and Recoil Effects in Atomic Confinement
K. Sveshnikov and A. Tolokonnikov (Department of Physics, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia)

Chapter 4. The Impact of Quantum Confinement on the Physical Properties of 3C-SiC Nanowires
A. Laref and S. Laref (Department of Physics and Astronomy, Science Faculty, King Saud University, Riyadh, King Saudi Arabia, and others)

Chapter 5. Scaling Limits and Quantum Confinement in Nano-Scale Silicon Transistors
Ajay Kumar Singh (Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Multimedia University, Melaka, Malaysia)

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