Electron–Lattice Interactions in Semiconductors: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Electron–Lattice Interactions in Semiconductors

1st Edition

By Yuzo Shinozuka

Jenny Stanford Publishing

250 pages

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Hardback: 9789814800969
pub: 2020-05-31
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This book presents theoretical treatments on various electronic and atomic processes in non-metallic materials from a unified point of view. It starts with the basic properties of semiconductors, treating the system as a macroscopic association of electrons and ions. In their ground state, fruitful results are derived, such as the band theory for electrons in a periodic lattice and a useful concept of “hole.” The electron–lattice interaction is then introduced as a dynamical response of condensed matter when it is electronically excited. With the aid of proper configuration coordinate diagrams, various phenomena are precisely examined, including carrier scattering, polaron formation, lattice relaxation, Stokes shift and phonon side band in optical spectrum, intrinsic and extrinsic self-trapping, and structural changes. The book provides readers a deep understanding of the physics underlying these phenomena and excellent insight to develop their further research. Graduate students who have finished the basic study on solid-state physics and quantum mechanics and research scientists and engineers in materials science and engineering will benefit immensely from it.

Table of Contents

Perfect Crystal. Electron–Lattice Interaction. Configuration Coordinate Diagram. Localization: Self-Trapping

Electron–Lattice Interactions at Deep-Level Defects. Nonradiative Multiphonon Capture and Recombination Processes. Symmetry Breaking Processes. Stability of Materials and Novel Structures.

About the Author

Yuzo Shinozuka completed his doctoral thesis on “Two Band Model for Nonradiative Multiphonon Recombination at Deep-Level Defects in Semiconductors” from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1980.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Magnetism
SCIENCE / Solid State Physics
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / Microelectronics