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ISBN 9780750310215
Published September 30, 2004 by CRC Press
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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.

Table of Contents

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
Schrödinger's Equation
Steady-State Form of the Schrödinger Equation
The Wavefunction
The Particle-in-a-Box
The Quantum-Well Laser

APPENDICES

INDEX

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Reviews

"…The material covers a range of device applications … The book is written in a narrative style, making the text at once accessible and easy to read … the text retains sufficient rigor in the derivations … the book is rather pleasing to read and is significantly more accessible that the weighty tomes that constitute the orthodoxy in semiconductor device physics … worked examples … form a useful set of mathematical and numerical illustrations throughout the book. … "
-Physical Sciences Educational Reviews, Vol. 7, Issue 1, June 2006

"Greg Parker's book is eminently readable…the quantum mechanics is introduced in easily digestible chunks and backed with well written explanations and lots of examples..."
-Dr. K. Kirby, School of Electronics and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey, UK