Physics of Semiconductor Devices


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<p><b>The new edition of the&nbsp;most detailed and&nbsp;comprehensive&nbsp;single-volume reference&nbsp;on&nbsp;major&nbsp;semiconductor devices&nbsp;</b></p> <p>The&nbsp;Fourth&nbsp;Edition of&nbsp;<i>Physics of Semiconductor Devices</i>&nbsp;remains the standard reference work on the fundamental physics and operational characteristics of all major bipolar, unipolar, special microwave, and optoelectronic devices.&nbsp;This fully updated and expanded edition includes approximately 1,000 references to original research papers and review articles, more than 650 high-quality technical illustrations, and over two dozen tables of material parameters.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Divided into five parts, the text first provides&nbsp;a summary of semiconductor properties, covering energy band, carrier concentration, and transport properties.&nbsp;The second part surveys the basic building blocks of semiconductor devices, including p-n junctions, metal-semiconductor contacts, and metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) capacitors. Part III examines&nbsp;bipolar transistors, MOSFETs&nbsp;(MOS field-effect transistors), and other field-effect transistors such as JFETs&nbsp;(junction field-effect-transistors) and MESFETs&nbsp;(metal-semiconductor field-effect transistors).&nbsp;Part IV&nbsp;focuses on negative-resistance and power devices. The book&nbsp;concludes with coverage of photonic devices and sensors,&nbsp;including light-emitting diodes (LEDs),&nbsp;solar cells, and various photodetectors and semiconductor sensors.&nbsp;This classic volume, the&nbsp;standard textbook and reference in the field of semiconductor devices:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Provides the practical foundation necessary for understanding the devices currently in use and evaluating the performance and limitations of future devices&nbsp;</li> <li>Offers&nbsp;completely updated and revised information that reflects advances in device concepts,&nbsp;performance, and application&nbsp;</li> <li>Features discussions&nbsp;of topics of contemporary interest,&nbsp;such as&nbsp;applications of photonic devices that&nbsp;convert optical energy to electric energy&nbsp;</li> <li>Includes numerous&nbsp;problem&nbsp;sets, real-world examples, tables, figures, and&nbsp;illustrations;&nbsp;several useful appendices;&nbsp;and a detailed solutions manual for Instructor’s only</li> <li>Explores&nbsp;new&nbsp;work on leading-edge technologies such as MODFETs, resonant-tunneling diodes, quantum-cascade lasers, single-electron transistors, real-space-transfer devices, and MOS-controlled thyristors&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><i>Physics of Semiconductor Devices, Fourth Edition</i>&nbsp;is an indispensable resource for design engineers, research scientists, industrial and electronics engineering managers, and graduate students&nbsp;in the field.&nbsp;</p>


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