Introductory Semiconductor Device Physics

Introductory Semiconductor Device Physics

By: Greg Parker (author)Paperback

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Introduction to Semiconductor Device Physics is a popular and established text that offers a thorough introduction to the underlying physics of semiconductor devices. It begins with a review of basic solid state physics, then goes on to describe the properties of semiconductors including energy bands, the concept of effective mass, carrier concentration, and conduction in more detail. Thereafter the book is concerned with the principles of operation of specific devices, beginning with the Gunn Diode and the p-n junction. The remaining chapters cover the on specific devices, including the LED, the bipolar transistor, the field-effect transistor, and the semiconductor laser. The book concludes with a chapter providing a brief introduction to quantum theory. Not overtly mathematical, Introduction to Semiconductor Device Physics introduces only those physical concepts required for an understanding of the semiconductor devices being considered. The author's intuitive style, coupled with an extensive set of worked problems, make this the ideal introductory text for those concerned with understanding electrical and electronic engineering, applied physics, and related subjects.

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ATOMS AND BONDING The Periodic Table Ionic Bonding Covalent Bonding Metallic bonding van der Waals Bonding Start a Database ENERGY BANDS AND EFFECTIVE MASS Semiconductors, Insulators and Metals Semiconductors Insulators Metals The Concept of Effective Mass CARRIER CONCENTRATIONS IN SEMICONDUCTORS Donors and Acceptors Fermi-Level Carrier Concentration Equations Donors and Acceptors Both Present CONDUCTION IN SEMICONDUCTORS Carrier Drift Carrier Mobility Saturated Drift Velocity Mobility Variation with Temperature A Derivation of Ohm's Law Drift Current Equations Semiconductor Band Diagrams with an Electric Field Present Carrier Diffusion The Flux Equation The Einstein Relation Total Current Density Carrier Recombination and Diffusion Length GUNN DIODE Domain Formation The Differential Form of Gauss's Law Charge Continuity Equation The Dielectric Relaxation Time Operation of the TED P-N JUNCTION The p-n Junction in Thermal Equilibrium p-n Junction Barrier Height Depletion Approximation, Electric Field and Potential Mathematical Formulation One-Sided, Abrupt p-n Junction Applying Bias to the p-n Junction Qualitative Explanation of Forward Bias The Ideal Diode Equation Reverse Breakdown Depletion Capacitance LED, PHOTODETECTORS AND SOLAR-CELL The Light Emitting Diode Materials for LEDs Materials for Visible Wavelength LEDs Junction Photodetectors Photoconductor Photoconductive Gain Analysis Solar-Cell BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR Basic Concepts Basic Structure Diffusion Capacitance Current Components BJT Parameters Punch-Through Models of Operation Two Simple Circuits HJBT and Polyemitter Vacuum Microelectronics FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTORS The MOS Diode in Thermal Equilibrium The MOS Diode with Applied Bias MOS Diode Band Diagrams MOSFET MOSFET Characteristics-Qualitative MOSFET Characteristics-Quantitative MOSFET-Depletion Mode MOSFET Scaling JFET JFET Equations THE SEMICONDUCTOR LASER The Homojunction Laser The Double-Heterojunction Laser The Stripe Laser Diode Index Guiding Linewidth Narrowing The Future AN INTRODUCTION TO THE QUANTUM THEORY The Wave-Particle Duality A Failure of Classical Physics The Wave Equation Harmonic Waves Complex Representation Schrodinger's Equation Steady-State Form of the Schrodinger Equation The Wavefunction The Particle-in-a-Box The Quantum-Well Laser APPENDICES INDEX

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  • publication date: 30/09/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780750310215
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 302
  • ID: 9780750310215
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 0750310219

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