Essentials of Semiconductor Physics

  • ID: 2176141
  • Book
  • 330 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A concise introduction to the basics of semiconductor physics, Essentials of Semiconductor Physics presents the foundations of the most important and interesting aspects of semiconductors, varying from electronic band structure, via effective mass treatments and quantum devices to transport phenomena and optics, including some of the latest developments in these fields. Based on the author′s undergraduate course, the book is oriented towards physicists and to engineers with a scientific background as it approaches the subject from quantum mechanics.
  • Provides an alternative approach to semiconductors from traditional books.
  • Bridges the gap between fundamental subjects such as quantum mechanics and Maxwell′s equations and the processes determining the behaviour of semiconductors
  • Includes a description of semiconductor theory from a full quantum mechanical approach
Written for undergraduate and graduate students taking a first course on semiconductors, in physics and material science departments.
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Electrons, Nuclei and Hamiltonians.

Band Structure.

The K ? p–Approximation.

Effective Mass Theory.

The Crystal Lattice.

Electron–Phonon Coupling.

Charge Transport.

Optical Transitions.




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"With semiconductor device shrinks approaching the atomic level it is important to start considering the basic physics of semiconductors. For those with a working knowledge of quantum mechanics, "Essentials of Semiconductor Physics" by Tom Wenckebach is a good place to start." (European Design and Semiconductor Production, November 1999)
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