Semiconductor Physics

An Introduction

  • Karlheinz Seeger

Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 40)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  14. Back Matter
    Pages 455-504

About this book


Televisions, telephones, watches, calculators, robots, airplanes and space vehicles all depend on silicon chips. Life as we know it would hardly be possible without semiconductor devices. An understanding of how these devices work requires a detailed knowledge of the physics of semiconductors, including charge transport and the emission and absorption of electromagnetic waves. This book may serve both as a university textbook and as a reference for research and microelectronics engineering. Each section of the book begins with a description of an experiment. The theory is then developed as far as necessary to understand the experimental results. Everyone with high-school mathematics should be able to follow the calculations. The band structure calculations for the diamond and zinc blende types of lattice are supplemented with a personal computer program. Semiconductor physics developed most rapidly in the two decades following the invention of the transistor, and naturally most of the references date from this time. But recent developments such as the Gunn effect, the acoustoelectric effect, superlattices, quantum well structures, and the quantum Hall effect are also discussed. The exercises provided (answers to which are available) will greatly assist the student in consolidating the material presented. From the reviews:"This book is a must for any theoretical and experimental physicist working in the area of semiconductor physics." #Physicalia#1


Halbleiter Halbleiterbauelement Ladungsübertragung Quantum Hall Effect Quantum well structures Semiconductors material semiconductor semiconductor devices silicon superlattice superlattices transistor transport

Authors and affiliations

  • Karlheinz Seeger
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für FestkörperphysikWienAustria
  2. 2.Institut für FestkörperphysikUniversität WienWienAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-02665-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-02663-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-1873
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