© 2002

Semiconductor Physics

An Introduction


Part of the Advanced Texts in Physics book series (ADTP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Karlheinz Seeger
    Pages 1-9
  3. Karlheinz Seeger
    Pages 10-34
  4. Karlheinz Seeger
    Pages 35-46
  5. Karlheinz Seeger
    Pages 118-158
  6. Karlheinz Seeger
    Pages 265-279
  7. Karlheinz Seeger
    Pages 280-311
  8. Karlheinz Seeger
    Pages 312-323
  9. Karlheinz Seeger
    Pages 324-401
  10. Karlheinz Seeger
    Pages 402-416
  11. Karlheinz Seeger
    Pages 417-441
  12. Karlheinz Seeger
    Pages 471-482
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 483-526

About this book


This well-established monograph, updated and now in its eighth edition, deals mainly with electron transport in, and optical properties of semiconductors, and includes a treatment of lasers and many other quantum processes. The book is aimed primarily at students of experimental solid-state physics, and assumes only a basic knowledge of mathematics (algebra etc.). In addition to the standard fundamental topics of semiconductor physics, the book also addresses recent developments in the fields of superlattices, quantum wires and quantum dots. New diagrams and tables provide a comprehensive source of materials data. Selected problems help readers to consolidate their knowledge and invite teachers to use this text for graduate courses on semiconductor physics and physical electronics.


Quantum Hall Effect Scattering processes Semiconductors Standard algebra electronics laser mathematics model physics quantum dot statistics tables transport

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.ViennaAustria
  2. 2.Institut für MaterialphysikUniversitätViennaAustria

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From the reviews of the ninth edition:

"This book of K. Seeger is one of the mostly used source book in the field of semiconductor physics. … it has become the reference book of many teachers, students and researchers, both in fundamental and applied solid state science. … Altogether … this book will undoubtedly continue to be very attractive as a reference book for teachers and researchers in the field of semiconductors." (Michel Wautelet, Physicalia Magazine, Vol. 28 (1), 2006)