© 1996

Fundamentals of Semiconductors

Physics and Materials Properties


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-XIV
  2. Peter Y. Yu, Manuel Cardona
    Pages 1-11
  3. Peter Y. Yu, Manuel Cardona
    Pages 13-98
  4. Peter Y. Yu, Manuel Cardona
    Pages 149-192
  5. Peter Y. Yu, Manuel Cardona
    Pages 193-231
  6. Peter Y. Yu, Manuel Cardona
    Pages 233-331
  7. Peter Y. Yu, Manuel Cardona
    Pages 333-413
  8. Peter Y. Yu, Manuel Cardona
    Pages 415-455
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 537-617

About this book


Fundamentals of Semiconductors attempts to fill the gap between a general solid-state physics textbook and research articles by providing detailed explanations of the electronic, vibrational, transport, and optical properties of semiconductors. The approach is physical and intuitive rather than formal and pedantic. Theories are presented to explain experimental results. This textbook has been written with both students and researchers in mind. Its emphasis is on understanding the physical properties of Si and similar tetrahedrally coordinated semiconductors. The explanations are based on physical insights. Each chapter is enriched by an extensive collection of tables of material parameters, figures and problems. Many of these problems 'lead the student by the hand' to arrive at the results.


electrical transport electronic vibrations fundamental principles material optical properties physics semiconductors tables

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für FestkörperforschungStuttgartGermany

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