Survey of Semiconductor Physics: Vol 1

Survey of Semiconductor Physics: Vol 1 : Electrons and Other Particles in Semiconductors

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Completely updated and expanded from the first edition, the "Survey of Semiconductor Physics", covers the basic elements in the entire field of semiconductor physics. Rather than treating semiconductor devices, this comprehensive reference emphasizes the materials and surface science involved. The second edition uses theoretical approaches and analyses for the basic material classes: crystalline, amorphous, quantum structures, and organics. The first volume provides thorough coverage of the structure of semiconductors, including: phonons; energy bands; photons as they interact with the semiconductor and other particles; defects; generation; and recombination kinetics. In both volumes, extensive appendices simplify searches for formulae and tables. A word index and reference listings allow readers to use the reference in multiple ways to discover expanding literature; to explore similarities and connecting principles in other fields; to find out how others in adjacent fields came up with intriguing solutions to similar problems; and to obtain a broad overview of the entire field of semiconductor physics.
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  • Hardback | 1292 pages
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • 2nd edition
  • appendices, index, tables
  • 0471079553
  • 9780471079552

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The semiconductor. Bonding and structure: Crystal bonding; the structure and growth of semiconductors; surface analysis; crystal surfaces and surface structure; crystal growth, mechanisms; crystal shaping. Phonons: Elastic properties; lattice vibration spectra; phononic effects at surfaces; phonon-induced thermal properties. Energy bands: Elements of band structure; quantum mechanics of electrons in crystals; bands and band gaps in solids; electronic surface and interface states. Photons: Basics of optical spectroscopy; photon penetration through surfaces; photon-phonon interaction; photon-free-electron interaction; band-to-band transitions; the dielectric function; excitons and associates; nonlinear optical effects; photon scattering. Defects: Creation, motion and annealing of point defects; optical defects and interfaces; semiconductor interfaces and contacts; creation, absorption at lattice defects; shallow level centers; deep level centers; optical properties of defect associates; optical absorption of disordered lattices; photonic crystals, photonic band gaps, localization of photons; defects in amorphous semiconductors; defects in superlattices; equilibrium statistics of semiconductors. Generation-recombination: Carrier generation; carrier recombination; luminescence; photochemical reactions. Kinetics: Kinetics of electron distribution in defects; phonon, exciton, polariton kinetics; orbital and spin relaxation.
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