Transistors - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080065113, 9781483278766


1st Edition

Authors: E. J. M. Kendall
eBook ISBN: 9781483278766
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1969
Page Count: 340
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Transistors covers the main thread of transistor development. This book is organized into 2 parts encompassing 19, and starts with an overview of the semi-conductor physics pertinent to the understanding of transistors, as well as features and applications of the point contact devices and junction devices. The subsequent part deals with the modulation of conductance of thin films of conductors by surface charges, the metal-semi conductor, and the semi-conductor triode. These topics are followed by discussions on the nature of the forward current, physical principles in transistor, the hole injection in transistor, and the double-surface transistor in which the emitter and collector contacts bear on the two opposite faces of a thin wedge or slab of semiconductor. Other papers describe the effects of electrical forming on the rectifying barrier, the junction in semiconductors and transistors, the theory of Alpha for diffused junction transistors, and a high frequency diffused transistor. The last chapters consider unipolar, analog, and thin film transistors This book will be of value to physicists and researchers in the allied fields.

Table of Contents


Part 1

1. Semiconductor Physics

2. Point Contact Devices

3. Junction Devices and Subsequent Developments

Part 2

1. Modulation of Conductance of Thin Films of Semiconductors by Surface Charges

2. Surface States and Rectification at a Metal-Semiconductor contact

3. The Transistor, a Semi-conductor Triode

4. Nature of the Forward Current in Germanium Point Contacts

5. Physical Principles Involved in Transistor Action

6. The Double-surface Transistor

7. Investigation of Hole Injection in Transistor Action

8. Effects of Electrical Forming on the Rectifying Barriers of n- and p- Germanium Transistors

9. p-n Junctions in Semiconductors

10. p-n Junction Transistors

11. Theory of Alpha for p-n-p Diffused Junction Transistors

12. A High-frequency Diffused Base Germanium Transistor

13. Principles of the Surface-barrier Transistor

14. Unipolar and Analog Transistors

15. A Unipolar "Field-effect" Transistor

16. The TFT—a New Thin-film Transistor



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