This textbook provides a theoretical background for contemporary trends in solid-state theory and semiconductor device physics. It discusses advanced methods of quantum mechanics and field theory and is therefore primarily intended for graduate students in theoretical and experimental physics who have already studied electrodynamics, statistical physics, and quantum mechanics. It also relates solid-state physics fundamentals to semiconductor device applications and includes auxiliary results from mathematics and quantum mechanics, making the book useful also for graduate students in electrical engineering and material science.
- Explores concepts common in textbooks on semiconductors, in addition to topics not included in similar books currently available on the market, such as the topology of Hilbert space in crystals
- Contains the latest research and developments in the field
- Written in an accessible yet rigorous manner
Chapter 1. Quantum electron states and energy bands.
Chapte 2. Electron confindement in semiconductors.
Chapter 3. Impurities and disorder in semiconductors.
Chapter 4. Statistics of electrons in semiconductors.
Chapter 5. Electrons in a magnetic field.
Chapter 6. Phonons and electron-phonon interaction.
Chapter 7. Transport properties.
Chapter 8. Impurity band conductivity.
Chapter 9. Spin-resolved transport in semiconductors.
Chapter 10. Electron scattering.
Chapter 11. Magnetic semiconductors.
Chapter 12. Optical properties.
Chapter 13. Nonequilibrium electrons and holes.
Chapter 14. Schottky diodes and P-n junctions.
Chapter 15. Field-Effect Transistors.
Chapter 16. Semiconductor lasers.
Chapter 17 Semiconductor photodetectors.
Chapter 18 Device applications of novel 2D materials