Low-dimensional Semiconductors: Materials, Physics, Technology, Devices

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byM. J. KellyAs told byMichael J. Kelly

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This text is a first attempt to pull together the whole of semiconductor science and technology since 1970 in so far as semiconductor multilayers are concerned. Material, technology, physics and device issues are described with approximately equal emphasis, and form a single coherant point ofview. The subject matter is the concern of over half of today's active semiconductor scientists and technologists, the remainder working on bulk semiconductors and devices. It is now routine to design and the prepare semiconductor multilayers at a time, with independent control over the dropping and composition in each layer. In turn these multilayers can be patterned with features that as a small as a few atomic layers in lateral extent. The resulting structuresopen up many new ares of exciting solid state and quantum physics. They have also led to whole new generations of electronic and optoelectronic devices whose superior performance relates back to the multilayer structures. The principles established in the field have several decades to go, advancing towards the ultimate of materials engineering, the design and preparation of solids atom by atom. The book should appeal equally to physicists, electronic engineers and materials scientists.

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This text is a first attempt to pull together the whole of semiconductor science and technology since 1970 in so far as semiconductor multilayers are concerned. Material, technology, physics and device issues are described with approximately equal emphasis, and form a single coherant point ofview. The subject matter is the concern of...

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It is now routine to design and prepare semiconductor multilayers one atomic layer at a time, with independent control over the doping and composition approaching atomic-scale resolution in each layer. In turn, these multilayers can be patterned with features that are as small as only a few atomic layers in lateral extent. These result...

Michael Joseph Kelly is at University of Surrey, Guildford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:564 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.1 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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PrefaceIntroduction1. Resume of bulk semiconductor physics2. III-V semiconductor homojunctions and heterojunctions3. Fabrication technologies for semiconductor microstructures4. Low dimensional physics5. The two dimensional electron gas (2DEG)6. The one dimensional electron gas (1DEG)7. Hot electron phenomena8. Tunnelling phenomena9. Superlattices and minibands10. Quantum wells and their optical properties11. Quantum pillars and boxes: electronic and optical properties12. Mesoscopic phenomena and coulomb blockade13. Exotic materials combinations: new physics including strain14. Silicon and silicon heterojunctions15. Thermal, mechanical and other properties16. Devices I: field effect and heterojunction bipolar transistors17. Devices II: Microwave diodes18. Devices III: lasers, modulators and detectors19. Devices IV: infrared and solar devices20. Amorphous semiconductor multilayers21. Towards 200022. Radical alternativesAppendices

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`The practical forms of heterojunctions, multilayer structures and other microstructures are treated in depth and the wide range of devices utilising these stuctures are treated in theoretical, technological and applicability terms.'Aslib Book Guide, vol.61, no.5, May 1996.