Physics of Semiconductor Devices

  • Massimo Rudan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlvii
  2. A Review of Analytical Mechanics and Electromagnetism

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  3. Introductory Concepts to Statistical and Quantum Mechanics

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  4. Applications of the Schrödinger Equation

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  5. Systems of Interacting Particles: Quantum Statistics

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  6. Applications to Semiconducting Crystals

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  7. Transport Phenomena in Semiconductors

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  8. Basic Semiconductor Devices

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  9. Miscellany

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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 745-917

About this book


This textbook describes the basic physics of semiconductors, including the hierarchy of transport models, and connects the theory with the functioning of actual semiconductor devices.  Details are worked out carefully and derived from the basic physical concepts, while keeping the internal coherence of the analysis and explaining the different levels of approximation.  Coverage includes the main steps used in the fabrication process of integrated circuits: diffusion, thermal oxidation, epitaxy, and ion implantation.  Examples are based on silicon due to its industrial importance.  Several chapters are included that provide the reader with the quantum-mechanical concepts necessary for understanding the transport properties of crystals. The behavior of crystals incorporating a position-dependent impurity distribution is described, and the different hierarchical transport models for semiconductor devices are derived (from the Boltzmann transport equation to the hydrodynamic and drift-diffusion models). The transport models are then applied to a detailed description of the main semiconductor-device architectures (bipolar, MOS, CMOS), including a number of solid-state sensors. The final chapters are devoted to the measuring methods for semiconductor-device parameters, and to a brief illustration of the scaling rules and numerical methods applied to the design of semiconductor devices.

  • Provides a comprehensive textbook describing the physics of semiconductors, from fundamentals to applications;
  • Proceeds from first principles to description of actual devices’ behavior;
  • Written to be accessible, including mathematical derivations and explicit calculations, without being wordy;
  • This new edition includes numerous new exercises and explanatory figures, as well as a variety of new material and improvements to the existing content.


Semiconductor Devices Textbook Semiconductor Device Fundamentals Solid-State Physics and Semiconductor Devices Semiconductor Physics Semiconductor technology Semiconductor-device architectures

Authors and affiliations

  • Massimo Rudan
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  1. 1.DEIUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-63153-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-63154-7
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