Semiconductor Physics and Applications

Paperback | September 1, 2000

byM. Balkanski, R. F. Wallis

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This textbook combines a thorough theoretical treatment of the basic physics of semiconductors with applications to practical devices by putting special emphasis on the physical principles upon which these devices operate. Topics treated are the detailed band structure of semiconductors, theeffect of impurities on electronic states, and semiconductor statistics. Also discussed are lattice dynamical, transport, and surface properties as well as optical, magneto-optical, and electro-optical properties. The applied part of the book treats p-n junctions, bipolar junction transistors,semiconductor lasers and photodevices, after which the subject of heterostructures and superlattices is taken up with coverage of electronic, lattice dynamical, optical, and transport properties. The book concludes with treatments of metal-semiconductor devices such as MOSFETs and devices based onheterostructures. Graduate students and lecturers in semiconductor physics, condensed matter physics, electromagnetic theory, and quantum mechanics will find this a useful textbook and reference work.

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This textbook combines a thorough theoretical treatment of the basic physics of semiconductors with applications to practical devices by putting special emphasis on the physical principles upon which these devices operate. Topics treated are the detailed band structure of semiconductors, theeffect of impurities on electronic states, an...

M. Balkanski, Professor Emeritus of Physics, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France. R.F. Wallis, Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of California at Irvine, USA
Format:PaperbackPublished:September 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198517408

ISBN - 13:9780198517405

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Basic characteristics of semiconductors2. Electronic energy bands: Basic theory3. Electronic energy bands: Semiconductors4. Kinematics and dynamics of electrons and holes in energy bands5. Electronic effects of impurities6. Semiconductor statistics7. Lattice vibrations in semiconductors8. Charge carrier scattering and transport properties9. Surface properties of semiconductors10. Optical properties of semiconductors11. Magneto-optical and electro-optical phenomena12. P-N junctions in semiconductors13. Bipolar junction transistor14. Semiconductor lasers and photodevices15. Heterostructures: Electronic states16. Phonons in superlattices17. Optical properties of heterostructures18. Transport properties of heterostructures19. Metal-semiconductor devices20. Applications of semiconductor heterostructures

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"A graduate-level text considering both the basic theorectical physics and practical uses of semiconductors" Materials World