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My books are an extension of our group research, seeking to convey research results to graduate students and professionals and more recently to a broader audience as well.

As such, a central goal of my recent books is to make the NEGF method accessible to all science and engineering students, without requiring a background in advanced quantum statistical mechanics.

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LNE: Lessons from Nanoelectronics: A New Perspective on Transport, World Scientific (2012)

LNECover.png This book is intended for a broad audience including students and professionals in other science and engineering disciplines. It assumes a knowledge of differential equations and linear algebra, but no specific disciplinary background.

** Part III (Lectures 18-23) of this book (LNE) is devoted to making the NEGF (Non-Equilibrium Green’s Function) method accessible to non-specialists, with appropriate examples and caveats.


Everyone is familiar with the amazing performance of a modern smartphone, powered by a billion-plus nanotransistors, each having an active region that is barely a few hundred atoms long. This book is about a less-appreciated by-product of the microelectronics revolution, namely the deeper understanding of current flow, energy exchange and device operation that it has enabled.

* LNE: Lessons from Nanoelectronics

* (1) introduces the seminal concepts of nanoelectronics and mesoscopic physics, and

* (2) shows that these concepts are not only relevant to small conductors but can also be used to obtain many standard results in the transport theory of large conductors in a relatively straightforward way.

This second point represents the new perspective and both (1) and (2) could be of broad relevance to the general problems of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics involving the emergence of irreversibility from reversible laws.

With this in mind we have tried to make the key concepts accessible to a broad audience.

Online Course

In Spring 2012 an online course on the Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics was offered using this book as the text. Related video lectures, quizzes, homework problems and solutions can all be accessed by going to

Self-paced course on Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics, Part I: Basic Concepts

Self-paced course on Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics, Part II: Quantum Models

Introductory videos

Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics, Part I: Basic Concepts

Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics, Part II: Quantum Models

QTAT: Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor, Cambridge (2005)

QTATcover.png This book is intended to introduce the NEGF method to graduate students in electrical engineering, physics and chemistry.

* Chapters 8-11 and the Appendix present the NEGF method.

* ERRATA Prepared by Seokmin Hong

ETMS: Electronic Transport in Mesoscopic Systems (Cambridge, 1995, Paperback Edition, 1997)

ETMSCover.png This book is intended to introduce the scattering theory of transport (Landauer-Buttiker formalism) and relate it to the NEGF method, with graduate students in physics and electrical engineering in mind.

* Chapter 8 presents the NEGF method relating it to the Landauer formalism.

MATLAB codes

These codes can be run on MATLAB or on the OCTAViEw tool on nanoHUB.

For Figures in the book LNE: Lessons from Nanoelectronics, World Scientific (2012)

Click here to access MATLAB codes for all examples in LNE

The codes are organized in folders, titled by the Lecture number.

For Figures in the book QTAT: Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor, Cambridge (2005)

Click here to access MATLAB codes for all examples in QTAT

For Figures in the article “Nanoscale Device Modeling: the Green’s Function Method”

Click here to access MATLAB codes for all examples in the paper S.Datta, Nanoscale Device Modeling: the Green’s Function Method, Superlattices and Microstructures, vol.28, p.253 (2000).

Older books

QP: Quantum Phenomena , Addison-Wesley, 1990

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* Please send email to datta@purdue.edu if you want a copy and cannot find one.

Surface Acoustic Wave Devices, Prentice Hall, 1986

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