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Semiconductor Devices Explained. Using Active Simulation

  • ID: 2181606
  • Book
  • December 1999
  • Region: Global
  • 346 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Semiconductor Devices Explained using active simulation Ton Mouthaan University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands Simulation software by Siborg Systems Inc. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Discover semiconductor physics through active simulation. This novel approach to teaching the fundamentals of semiconductor devices exploits simulation to explain the mechanisms behind current in semiconductor structures. Common equations and models are derived from practical exploration. Electrical engineering under–graduates and postgraduates with a background in electronics and basic physics will find this an innovative and accessible introduction to semiconductor physics and devices. Features include:

∗ Diskette containing a two–dimensional process and device simulator on which the many simulation exercises mentioned in the text can be performed thereby facilitating learning through experimentation

∗ Computer aided education software (accessible via ftp), featuring question and answer games, which enables students to enhance their understanding of the physics involved and allows lecturers to set assignments

∗ Broad coverage spanning the common devices: pn junctions, metal semiconductor junctions, photocells, lasers, bipolar transistors and MOS transistors

∗ Discussion of fundamental concepts and technological principles offering the student a valuable grounding in semiconductor physics

∗ Examination of the implications of recent research on small dimensions, reliability problems and breakdown mechanisms

Educational version of MicroTec(TM) two–dimensional process and device simulation software included. This fast simulator performs a finite difference analysis through the structure and features built–in plotting routines. (Runs on PCs under Windows).
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Semiconductor Physics and Technology.

Junction Diodes.

Photonic Devices.

Bipolar Junction Transistors.

MOS Transistor.

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Tom Mouthaan
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