Comprehensive Semiconductor Science and Technology, Six-Volume Set

1st Edition

Hardcover ISBN: 9780444531438
eBook ISBN: 9780080932286
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 28th January 2011
Page Count: 3608
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Semiconductors are at the heart of modern living. Almost everything we do, be it work, travel, communication, or entertainment, all depend on some feature of semiconductor technology. Comprehensive Semiconductor Science and Technology captures the breadth of this important field, and presents it in a single source to the large audience who study, make, and exploit semiconductors. Previous attempts at this achievement have been abbreviated, and have omitted important topics. Written and Edited by a truly international team of experts, this work delivers an objective yet cohesive global review of the semiconductor world.


The work is divided into three sections. The first section is concerned with the fundamental physics of semiconductors, showing how the electronic features and the lattice dynamics change drastically when systems vary from bulk to a low-dimensional structure and further to a nanometer size. Throughout this section there is an emphasis on the full understanding of the underlying physics. The second section deals largely with the transformation of the conceptual framework of solid state physics into devices and systems which require the growth of extremely high purity, nearly defect-free bulk and epitaxial materials. The last section is devoted to exploitation of the knowledge described in the previous sections to highlight the spectrum of devices we see all around us.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive global picture of the semiconductor world

  • Each of the work's three sections presents a complete description of one aspect of the whole

  • Written and Edited by a truly international team of experts


Faculty, Scientists, Researchers and Graduate Students in Physics, Materials Science, (Bio)Chemistry or Engineering Departments at universities worldwide.
Additional relevant fields of research include: Optoelectronics, Condensed Matter Science, Surface Science, Magnetism and Quantum Mechanics.
Researchers in large corporations and governmental labs working with Semiconductors.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Physics and Fundamental Theory

Volume 1 - Physics and Fundamental Theory Part 1:
Electrons in semiconductors: Empirical and ab initio theories, Ab initio theories of the structural, electronic and optical properties of semiconductors: bulk crystals to nanostructures, Impurity Bands in Group-IV Semiconductors, Integer Quantum Hall Effect, Composite fermion theory of the fractional Quantum Hall Effect, Ballistic Transport in GaAs/AIGaAs Heterostructures, Spin-Hall effect: Theoretical, Thermal conduction / thermoelectric power, Electronic structures of Quantum Dots, Control over single electron spins in quantum dots, Atomic structures and electronic properties of semiconductor interfaces

Volume 2 - Physics and Fundamental Theory Part 2:
Contact hyperfine interactions in semiconductor heterostructures, Optical properties of semiconductors, Bloch oscillation and ultrafast coherent optical phenomena, Optical properties of Si Semiconductor nanocrystals, Excitons and polaritons in semiconductors, Magneto-spectroscopy of semiconductors, Microcavities of semiconductor quantum structures, Semimagnetic semiconductors, Electronic stats and properties of carbon crystalline from graphene to carbon nanotubes, Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy of Graphen, Graphite, and Related Compounds, Theory of Superconductivity in Graphite Intercalation Compounds

Section 2: Materials, Preparation and Properties

Volume 3 - Materials, Preparation and Properties Part 1:
Crystal Growth, Molecular Beam Epitaxy, Bulk Growth of Crystals of III-V Compound Semiconductors, New Developments in Czrchralski Silicon, Growth of CdZnTe Bulk Crystal, Growth of bulk SiC with Low Defect Densities and SiC epitaxy, Growth of Bulk GaN Crystals, Growth of bulk A1N Crystals, Growth of Bulk ZnO, Organometallic Vapor Phase Growth of Group III Nitrides, ZnO epitaxial growth, Nanostructures of metal oxides

Volume 4 - Materials, Preparation and Properti


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