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Semiconductor Materials

1st Edition

By Lev I. Berger

CRC Press

496 pages

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pub: 1996-12-13
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Semiconductor Materials presents physico-chemical, electronic, electrical, elastic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, and other properties of a vast group of elemental, binary, and ternary inorganic semiconductors and their solid solutions. It also discusses the properties of organic semiconductors. Descriptions are given of the most commonly used semiconductor devices-charge-coupled devices, field-effect transistors, unijunction transistors, thyristors, Zener and avalanche diodes, and photodiodes and lasers. The current trend of transitioning from silicon technology to gallium arsenide technology in field-effect-based electronic devices is a special feature that is also covered.

More than 300 figures and 100 tables highlight discussions in the text, and more than 2,000 references guide you to further sources on specific topics. Semiconductor Materials is a relatively compact book containing vast information on semiconductor material properties. Readers can compare results of the property measurements that have been reported by different authors and critically compare the data using the reference information contained in the book.

Engineers who design and improve semiconductor devices, researchers in physics and chemistry, and students of materials science and electronics will find this a valuable guide.

Table of Contents

Semiconductor Materials: Definition, History, Systematization

Introduction to Semiconductor Physics

Chemical Bonds in Semiconductor Crystals

Electrical Conductivity in Semiconductors

Thermoelectric Phenomena in Semiconductors

Recombination of Electrons and Holes

Photoconductivity and Photo-emf

Phenomena at the Interface of n-Type and p-Type Semiconductors

Brief Description of the Methods of Evaluation of the Basic Properties of Semiconductors

Electrical Conductivity, Hall Effect, Nernst Effect

Generation/Recombination Parameters

Thermal and Thermoelectric Measurements

Elemental Semiconductors





Gray Tin




Chemical Interaction Between the Elemental Semiconductors: Solid Solutions and Compounds






Silicon-Tin and Germanium-Tin

Binary IV-VI and III-V Semiconductors

IVb-IVb Compound-Silicon Carbide

IIIb-Vb Compounds

Crystal Structure

Boron Nitride

Boron Phosphide

Boron Arsenide

Aluminum Nitride

Aluminum Phosphide

Aluminum Arsenide

Aluminum Antimonide

Gallium Nitride

Gallium Phosphide

Gallium Arsenide

Gallium Antimonide

Indium Nitride

Indium Phosphide

Indium Arsenide

Indium Antimonide

Binary II-VI and I-VII Tetrahedral Semiconductors

Binary II-VI Compounds

Zinc Oxide

Zinc Sulfide

Zinc Selenide

Zinc Telluride

Cadmium Sulfide

Cadmium Selenide

Cadmium Telluride

Mercury Sulfide

Mercury Selenide

Mercury Telluride

Ternary Adamantine Semiconductors

Ternary Analogs of the III-V Adamantine Semiconductors

The II-IV-V2 Compounds (Ternary Pnictides)

The I-IV2-V3 Compounds

Ternary Analogs of II-VI Adamantine Semiconductors

I-III-VI2 Compounds

I2-IV-VI3 Compounds

I3-V-VI4 Compounds

Defect Adamantine Semiconductors

IV3-V4 Compounds

III2-VI3 Compounds

Defect Ternary Compounds

III2-IV-VI Compounds

Non-Adamantine Semiconductors and Variable-Composition Semiconductor Phases

IA-IB Semiconductors

Semiconductors in the I-V Binary Systems

IA-VB Compounds

(IA)3-VB Compounds

I-VI Compounds

Copper and Silver Oxides

Copper and Silver Chalcogenides

II2-IV Compounds with Antifluoride Structure

IV-VI Galenite Type Compounds

V2-VI3 Compounds

Binary Compounds of the Group VIIIA Elements

Semiconductor Solid Solutions

Alloys of Elemental Semiconductors

III-V/III-V Semiconductor Alloys

II-VI/II-VI Solid Solutions

Solid Solutions of II-VI and III-V Compounds

Organic Semiconductors

Semiconductor Devices

p-n Junction and Schottky Barrier

p-n Junction

p-n Junction Diode

Metal-Semiconductor Rectifying Contact. Schottky Barrier Diode

Ohmic Contact

p-n-Junction and Schottky-Barrier Two-Electrode Devices

Varistors and Varactors

Zener and Avalanche Diodes

Tunnel Diode

Photodiode (Solar Cell)

Unijunction Transistor

Multiterminal (Multibarrier) Devices

Bipolar Devices

Unipolar Devices



Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
SCIENCE / Physics