Low Temperature Electronics

Physics, Devices, Circuits, and Applications

Edited By

  • Edmundo Gutierrez-D, National Institute for Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (INAOE), Puebla, Mexico
  • Jamal Deen, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Cor Claeys, Interuniversity MicroElectronics Center (IMEC), Leuven, Belgium and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium


Students and scientists working in the fields of physics of semiconductor devices and materials, circuits, and systems, as well as for engineers developing new electronic systems for the industry.


Book information

  • Published: October 2000
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-310675-9


This book provides broad coverage that includes recent advances in cryoelectronics and the fundamentals in physics and semiconductor devices to electronic systems, hybrid technologies, photonic devices, cryocoolers, and thermal management. It also explores the current theory, research, and technologies related to cryoelectronics, including treatment of the solid state physical properties of the material used in such systems as cryocooling and thermal interfacing. Specific chapters discuss the physics of silicon at cryogenic temperatures, silicon devices and circuits, reliability aspects of cyrogenic silicon technologies, radiation effects and low-frequency noise, heterostructure and compound semiconductor devices, compound heterostructure semiconductor lasers and photodetectors, high- temperature hybrid microwave devices and circuits, and cryocooling and thermal management.Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR

Table of Contents

1. Physics of Silicon at Cryogenic Temperatures2. Silicon Devices and Circuits3. Reliability Aspects of Cryogenic Silicon Technologies4. Radiation Effects and Low-Frequency Noise in Silicon Technologies5. Heterostructure and Compound Semiconductor Devices6. Compound Heterostructure Semiconductor Lasers and Photodetectors7. High-Temperature Superconductors/Semiconductor Hybrid Microwave Devices and Circuits8. Cryocooling and Thermal Management9. Applications, Trends, and PerspectivesIndex