Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Growth, Bonding, and Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Karl W. Böer, Udo W. Pohl
      Pages 3-33
    3. Karl W. Böer, Udo W. Pohl
      Pages 35-58
    4. Karl W. Böer, Udo W. Pohl
      Pages 59-108
  3. Phonons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Karl W. Böer, Udo W. Pohl
      Pages 111-150
    3. Karl W. Böer, Udo W. Pohl
      Pages 151-179
  4. Energy Bands

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Karl W. Böer, Udo W. Pohl
      Pages 183-206
    3. Karl W. Böer, Udo W. Pohl
      Pages 207-242
    4. Karl W. Böer, Udo W. Pohl
      Pages 243-302
    5. Karl W. Böer, Udo W. Pohl
      Pages 303-330
  5. Photons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. Karl W. Böer, Udo W. Pohl
      Pages 333-388
    3. Karl W. Böer, Udo W. Pohl
      Pages 389-424
    4. Karl W. Böer, Udo W. Pohl
      Pages 425-453
    5. Karl W. Böer, Udo W. Pohl
      Pages 455-483
    6. Karl W. Böer, Udo W. Pohl
      Pages 485-525
  6. Defects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 527-527

About this book


This handbook gives a complete survey of the important topics and results in semiconductor physics. It addresses every fundamental principle and most research topics and areas of application in the field of semiconductor physics. Comprehensive information is provided on crystalline bulk and low-dimensional as well as amporphous semiconductors, including optical, transport, and dynamic properties.


Band Structure and Charge Transport Bonding and Structure of Solids Electron Transport and Photon Interaction Electronic Properties Growth and Structure of Semiconductors Low-dimensional Physics Organic Semiconductors Semiconductor Device Physics Semiconductor Physics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.NaplesUSA
  2. 2.Institut für Festkörperphysik, EW5-1Technische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

About the authors

Dr. mult. Karl Wolfgang Böer, distinguished professor of physics and solar energy, emeritus, University of Delaware, is fellow of AAAS, APS, ASES and IEEE. He has given over the last
five decades classes in solid state physics and semiconductor physics at the Humboldt University and the University of Delaware, and has given keynoote addresses at numerous
international conferences; he has published extensively in 380 papers, 14 monographs, was editor of 23 international conference proceedings and has obtained 18 patents, all in the field
of semiconductor physics and engineering, and in solar energy conversion. He has obtained highest honors from the University of Delaware, the American Solar Energy Society and the International Solar Energy Society, aside of a multitude of other awards. In his research, he was first in measuring the Franz-Keldysh effect, discovered high field domains that now carry
his name, the condensation of excitons and numerous properties of cadmium sulfide. He created physica status solidi in 1960 and is still one of its editors, he also created the Series
Advances in Solar Energy in 1978 and was its editor in chief until 1992. The University of Delaware has issued the prestigeous solar energy award in his name that is given biannually to one of the world's leaders in solar energy research and industry.

Prof. Dr. Udo W. Pohl studied physics in Aachen and Berlin, Germany, and received his Ph.D. degree in 1988 from the Technical University of Berlin, where he is currently principal
investigator in the Institute of Solid State Physics. He is member of the German Physical Society, participated in committees of international conferences, and has given lectures on
semiconductor physics and epitaxy since the early 1990ies. In 2009, he was appointed as an Adjunct Professor of Physics at Technical University of Berlin. He has authored over 200
journal articles and conference papers, the monograph "Epitaxy of Semiconductors", ten book contributions, and two patents. His current research interests include physics and epitaxy of
semiconductor nanostructures and devices.

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