Advanced Semiconductor Fundamentals

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Robert F. Pierret  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
2
Language
English
Total pages
240
Pub.-date
August 2002
ISBN13
9780130617927
ISBN
013061792X
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Description

For introductory graduate-level courses on solid-state devices.

This book presents the underlying functional formalism routinely used in describing the operational behavior of solid state devices.

Features

  • NEW - 50% increase in end-of-chapter problems-Expands usefulness as a stand-alone self-study text.
    • Permits instructors greater flexibility in making course homework assignments and provides students with additional reinforcement of concepts.

  • NEW - Updated information-Including semiconductor parameters, other information, and references as required.
  • Pedagogical approach to introducing necessary concepts, models, and formalism.
  • Effectively builds upon the basic concepts learned in a first course on semiconductors.
  • Extensive highly-accurate parametric information.

New to this Edition

  • 50% increase in end-of-chapter problems-Expands usefulness as a stand-alone self-study text.
    • Permits instructors greater flexibility in making course homework assignments and provides students with additional reinforcement of concepts.

  • Updated information-Including semiconductor parameters, other information, and references as required.

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with References and Problems.)

1. Basic Semiconductor Properties.

General Material Properties. Crystal Structure.



2. Elements of Quantum Mechanics.

The Quantum Concept. Basic Formalism. Simple Problem Solutions.



3. Energy Band Theory.

Preliminary Considerations. Approximate One-Dimensional Analysis. Extrapolation of Concepts to Three Dimensions.



4. Equilibrium Carrier Statistics.

Density of States. Fermi Function. Supplemental Information. Equilibrium Concentration Relationships. Concentration and E F Calculations.



5. Recombination-Generation Processes.

Introduction. Recombination-Generation Statistics. Surface Recombination-Generation. Supplemental R-G Information.



6. Carrier Transport.

Drift. Diffusion. Equations of State.



Index.

Back Cover

Advanced Semiconductor Fundamentals, Second Edition, by Robert F. Pierret is an advanced level presentation of the underlying functional formalism routinely used in describing the operational behavior of solid state devices.

The second edition provides an update of the topic presentation, semiconductor parametric information, and relevant references throughout the volume. There is also a 50% increase in the end-of-chapter problems. Given the success of the first edition, the second edition retains the same overall material coverage and a pedagogical approach in introducing necessary concepts, models, and formalism.


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