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Solid-State Electronic Devices

An Introduction

  • A concise treatment of solid state electronic devices, accessible even to those without a background in electrical engineering

  • Numerous problems and examples, including open-ended design exercises that develop real-world problem solving skills

  • Useful for undergraduates and beginning professionals


Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Christo Papadopoulos
    Pages 1-9
  3. Christo Papadopoulos
    Pages 11-80
  4. Christo Papadopoulos
    Pages 81-120
  5. Christo Papadopoulos
    Pages 121-172
  6. Christo Papadopoulos
    Pages 173-208
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 209-277

About this book


A modern and concise treatment of the Solid-State Electronic Devices that are fundamental to electronic systems and information technology is provided in this book. The main devices that comprise semiconductor integrated circuits are covered in a clear manner accessible to the wide range of scientific and engineering disciplines that are impacted by this technology. As the field of electronic materials and devices becomes more interdisciplinary, catering to a wider audience is becoming increasingly important with applications in biology, chemistry and electro-mechanical devices (to name a few) becoming more prevalent. Updated and state-of-the-art advancements are included along with emerging trends in electronic devices and their applications. In addition, an appendix containing the relevant physical background is included to assist readers from diff erent disciplines and provide a review for those more familiar with the area. Readers of this book can expect to derive a strong foundation for understanding modern electronic devices and also be prepared for future developments and advancements in this far-reaching area of science and technology.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Electrical & Computer EngineeringUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada

About the authors

Chris Papadopoulos is an Associate Professor and the Electrical Engineering Program Director at University of Victoria.

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From the book reviews:

“Papadopoulos (Univ. of Victoria, Canada) has written a useful, up-to-date textbook on solid-state electronic devices. … Papadopoulos provides many electron-microscope images and other hands-on illustrations of the way devices and structures are currently made. … This work should be useful as a supplement in both undergraduate and graduate classes to give students a graphic and accurate sense of state-of-the-art developments … . Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, two-year technical program students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners.” (K. D. Stephan, Choice, Vol. 51 (11), July, 2014)