Semiconductor Physics And Devices / Edition 4

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With its strong pedagogy, superior readability, and thorough examination of the physics of semiconductor material, Semiconductor Physics and Devices, 4/e provides a basis for understanding the characteristics, operation, and limitations of semiconductor devices.

Neamen's Semiconductor Physics and Devices deals with the electrical properties and characteristics of semiconductor materials and devices. The goal of this book is to bring together quantum mechanics, the quantum theory of solids, semiconductor material physics, and semiconductor device physics in a clear and understandable way.

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Textbook for junior and senior undergraduates introduces the theory of semiconductor devices, bringing together quantum mechanics, the quantum theory of solids, semiconductor material physics, and semiconductor device physics. The prerequisites are college mathematics, up to and including differential equations, and college physics, including an introduction to modern physics and electrostatics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073529585
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 2/4/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 784
  • Sales rank: 666,994
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Chapter 1 The Crystal Structure of Solids 1
1.1 Semiconductor Materials 1
1.2 Types of Solids 2
1.3 Space Lattices 3
1.4 Atomic Bonding 11
1.5 Imperfections and Impurities in Solids 13
1.6 Growth of Semiconductor Materials 16
1.7 Summary 19
Chapter 2 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics 24
2.1 Principles of Quantum Mechanics 25
2.2 Schrodinger's Wave Equation 30
2.3 Applications of Schrodinger's Wave Equation 33
2.4 Extensions of the Wave Theory to Atoms 45
2.5 Summary 50
Chapter 3 Introduction to the Quantum Theory of Solids 56
3.1 Allowed and Forbidden Energy Bands 57
3.2 Electrical Conduction in Solids 70
3.3 Extension to Three Dimensions 80
3.4 Density of States Function 83
3.5 Statistical Mechanics 88
3.6 Summary 96
Chapter 4 The Semiconductor in Equilibrium 103
4.1 Charge Carriers in Semiconductors 104
4.2 Dopant Atoms and Energy Levels 115
4.3 The Extrinsic Semiconductor 120
4.4 Statistics of Donors and Acceptors 128
4.5 Charge Neutrality 132
4.6 Position of Fermi Energy Level 139
4.7 Summary 145
Chapter 5 Carrier Transport Phenomena 154
5.1 Carrier Drift 154
5.2 Carrier Diffusion 169
5.3 Graded Impurity Distribution 173
5.4 The Hall Effect 177
5.5 Summary 180
Chapter 6 Nonequilibrium Excess Carriers in Semiconductors 189
6.1 Carrier Generation and Recombination 190
6.2 Characteristics of Excess Carriers 194
6.3 Ambipolar Transport 197
6.4 Quasi-Fermi Energy Levels 216
6.5 Excess-Carrier Lifetime 218
6.6 Surface Effects 224
6.7 Summary 229
Chapter 7 The pn Junction 238
7.1 Basic Structure of the pn Junction 238
7.2 Zero Applied Bias 240
7.3 Reverse Applied Bias 247
7.4 Nonuniformly Doped Junctions 255
7.5 Summary 260
Chapter 8 The pn Junction Diode 268
8.1 pn Junction Current 269
8.2 Small-Signal Model of the pn Junction 286
8.3 Generation-Recombination Currents 297
8.4 Junction Breakdown 305
8.5 Charge Storage and Diode Transients 309
8.6 The Tunnel Diode 313
8.7 Summary 316
Chapter 9 Metal-Semiconductor and Semiconductor Heterojunctions 326
9.1 The Schottky Barrier Diode 326
9.2 Metal-Semiconductor Ohmic Contacts 344
9.3 Heterojunctions 349
9.4 Summary 359
Chapter 10 The Bipolar Transistor 367
10.1 The Bipolar Transistor Action 368
10.2 Minority Carrier Distribution 377
10.3 Low-Frequency Common-Base Current Gain 385
10.4 Nonideal Effects 397
10.5 Equivalent Circuit Models 413
10.6 Frequency Limitations 422
10.7 Large-Signal Switching 427
10.8 Other Bipolar Transistor Structures 430
10.9 Summary 435
Chapter 11 Fundamentals of the Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor 449
11.1 The Two-Terminal MOS Structure 450
11.2 Capacitance-Voltage Characteristics 474
11.3 The Basic MOSFET Operation 483
11.4 Frequency Limitations 502
11.5 The CMOS Technology 507
11.6 Summary 509
Chapter 12 Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor: Additional Concepts 523
12.1 Nonideal Effects 524
12.2 MOSFET Scaling 534
12.3 Threshold Voltage Modifications 537
12.4 Additional Electrical Characteristics 543
12.5 Radiation and Hot-Electron Effects 554
12.6 Summary 561
Chapter 13 The Junction Field-Effect Transistor 570
13.1 JFET Concepts 571
13.2 The Device Characteristics 577
13.3 Nonideal Effects 593
13.4 Equivalent Circuit and Frequency Limitations 598
13.5 High Electron Mobility Transistor 602
13.6 Summary 609
Chapter 14 Optical Devices 617
14.1 Optical Absorption 618
14.2 Solar Cells 623
14.3 Photodetectors 631
14.4 Photoluminescence and Electroluminescence 642
14.5 Light Emitting Diodes 647
14.6 Laser Diodes 653
14.7 Summary 661
Chapter 15 Semiconductor Power Devices 668
15.1 Power Bipolar Transistors 668
15.2 Power MOSFETs 676
15.3 Heat Sinks and Junction Temperature 683
15.4 The Thyristor 686
15.5 Summary 696
Appendix A Selected List of Symbols 703
Appendix B System of Units, Conversion Factors, and General Constants 711
Appendix C The Periodic Table 715
Appendix D The Error Function 717
Appendix E "Derivation" of Schrodinger's Wave Equation 719
Appendix F Unit of Energy--The Electron-Volt 721
Appendix G Answers to Selected Problems 723
Index 731
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