Preface; Introduction; 1. Foundations; 2. Electrons and phonons in crystals; 3. Heterostructures; 4. Quantum wells and low-dimensional systems; 5. Tunnelling transport; 6. Electric and magnetic fields; 7. Approximate methods; 8. Scattering rates: the Golden Rule; 9. The two-dimensional electron gas; 10. Optical properties of quantum wells; Appendix 1. Table of physical constants; Appendix 2. Properties of important semiconductors; Appendix 3. Properties of GaAs-AlAs alloys at room temperature; Appendix 4. Hermite's equation: harmonic oscillator; Appendix 5. Airy functions: triangular well; Appendix 6. Kramers-Kronig relations and response functions; Bibliography.
Beginning graduate introduction to low-dimensional systems and their applications.