Germanium-Based Technologies

Germanium-Based Technologies

From Materials to Devices

1st Edition - March 23, 2007

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  • Editors: Cor Claeys, Eddy Simoen
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080474908
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780080449531

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Germanium is a semiconductor material that formed the basis for the development of transistor technology. Although the breakthrough of planar technology and integrated circuits put silicon in the foreground, in recent years there has been a renewed interest in germanium, which has been triggered by its strong potential for deep submicron (sub 45 nm) technologies. Germanium-Based technologies: From Materials to Devices is the first book to provide a broad, in-depth coverage of the field, including recent advances in Ge-technology and the fundamentals in material science, device physics and semiconductor processing. The contributing authors are international experts with a world-wide recognition and involved in the leading research in the field. The book also covers applications and the use of Ge for optoelectronics, detectors and solar cells. An ideal reference work for students and scientists working in the field of physics of semiconductor devices and materials, as well as for engineers in research centres and industry. Both the newcomer and the expert should benefit from this unique book.

Key Features

  • State-of-the-art information available for the first time as an all-in-source
  • Extensive reference list making it an indispensable reference book
  • Broad coverage from fundamental aspects up to industrial applications


For a wide audience including students, scientists, process engineers, material manufacturers, semiconductor research centres and universities

Table of Contents

  • Introduction (C. Claeys, E. Simoen).

    Chapter 1. Germanium Materials (B. Depuyt et al.).

    Chapter 2. Grown-in Defects in Ge (J. Vanhellemont et al.).

    Chapter 3. Diffusion and Solubility of Dopants in Germanium (E. Simoen, C. Claeys).

    Chapter 4. Oxygen in Germanium (P. Clauws).

    Chapter 5. Metals in Germanium (E. Simoen, C. Claeys).

    Chapter 6. Ab-initio Modelling of Defects in Germanium (R. Jones, J. Coutinho).

    Chapter 7. Radiation Performance of Ge Technologies (V. Markevich et al.).
    Chapter 8. Electrical Performance of Devices (M. Houssa et al.).
    Chapter 9. Device Modeling (D. Esseni et al.).
    Chapter 10. Nanoscale Germanium MOS Dielectrics and Junctions (C. On Chui, K.C. Saraswat).
    Chapter 11. Advanced Germanium MOS Devices (C. On Chui, K.C. Saraswat).
    Chapter 12. Alternative Ge Applications.
    Chapter 13. Trends and Outlook (E. Simoen, C. Claeys).

Product details

  • No. of pages: 480
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2007
  • Published: March 23, 2007
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080474908
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780080449531

About the Editors

Cor Claeys

Affiliations and Expertise

Interuniversity MicroElectronics Center (IMEC), Leuven, Belgium and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Eddy Simoen

Eddy Simoen is a Senior Researcher at IMEC, where he is currently involved in research on the defect and strain engineering in high-mobility and epitaxial substrates and defect studies in germanium and III-V compounds.

Affiliations and Expertise

Interuniversity Microelectronics Center (IMEC), Leuven, Belgium and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

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