Fundamentals of Semiconductors

Physics and Materials Properties

  • Peter Y. Yu
  • Manuel Cardona

Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Peter Y. Yu, Manuel Cardona
    Pages 1-15
  3. Peter Y. Yu, Manuel Cardona
    Pages 17-105
  4. Peter Y. Yu, Manuel Cardona
    Pages 159-202
  5. Peter Y. Yu, Manuel Cardona
    Pages 203-241
  6. Peter Y. Yu, Manuel Cardona
    Pages 243-343
  7. Peter Y. Yu, Manuel Cardona
    Pages 345-426
  8. Peter Y. Yu, Manuel Cardona
    Pages 427-468
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 553-639

About this book


This third updated edition of 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 materials Fundamental principles Lattice vibrations Optical properties Physics of semiconductors band structure defects electron electron spectroscopy electronic material electronics material optical properties photoelectron spectroscopy semiconductor solid-state physics tables

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Y. Yu
    • 1
  • Manuel Cardona
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für FestkörperforschungStuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-25470-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-26475-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4513
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-4521
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