The Physics of Semiconductors

The Physics of Semiconductors

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Modern fabrication techniques have made it possible to produce semiconductor devices whose dimensions are so small that quantum mechanical effects dominate their behavior. This book describes the key elements of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and solid-state physics that are necessary in understanding these modern semiconductor devices. The author begins with a review of elementary quantum mechanics, and then describes more advanced topics, such as multiple quantum wells. He then disusses equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics. Following this introduction, he provides a thorough treatment of solid-state physics, covering electron motion in periodic potentials, electron-phonon interaction, and recombination processes. The final four chapters deal exclusively with real devices, such as semiconductor lasers, photodiodes, flat panel displays, and MOSFETs. The book contains many homework exercises and is suitable as a textbook for electrical engineering, materials science, or physics students taking courses in solid-state device physics. It will also be a valuable reference for practising engineers in optoelectronics and related areas.Physics of Semiconductor Devices, 2nd ed. New York: ... Spacetime Physics. San Francisco: ... Principles of Superconductive Devices and Circuits. New York: ... 95 , 1415-20. (10) Yariv, A. (1976). Introduction to Optical Electronics, 2nd ed. New York: Holt. (13) Yariv, A. (1982). ... Elements of Advanced Quantum Theory.

Title:The Physics of Semiconductors
Author:Kevin F. Brennan
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1999-02-13


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