Basic Properties in Semiconductor Devices

  • J. A. Pals
Part of the Physics of Solids and Liquids book series (PSLI)

Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to provide a brief introduction to the main physical phenomena occurring in semiconductor devices. Because of the dominant position of silicon as a semiconducting material in present-day devices, most of the phenomena discussed here relate to effects occurring in silicon devices. However, attention will also be paid to other materials, such as III–V compounds, which are especially important for semiconductor optical devices.

Keywords

Conduction Band Valence Band Fermi Level Semiconductor Device Optical Phonon 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Pals
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  1. 1.Philips Research LaboratoriesEindhovenThe Netherlands

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