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Introductory Semiconductor Device Physics

1st Edition

By Greg Parker

CRC Press

302 pages

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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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"…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

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics
SCI077000
SCIENCE / Solid State Physics
TEC008010
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / Circuits / General