The Physics of Semiconductors

An Introduction Including Devices and Nanophysics

  • Marius Grundmann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXI
  2. Introduction

    1. Pages 1-12
  3. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Pages 15-28
    3. Pages 29-62
    4. Pages 63-76
    5. Pages 77-109
    6. Pages 111-147
    7. Pages 149-187
    8. Pages 189-211
    9. Pages 213-249
    10. Pages 251-276
    11. Pages 277-301
    12. Pages 303-319
    13. Pages 321-344
    14. Pages 345-357
    15. Pages 359-367
    16. Pages 369-374
    17. Pages 375-398
  4. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 399-399
    2. Pages 401-472
    3. Pages 577-620
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 621-689

About this book


The Physics of Semiconductors provides material for a comprehensive upper-level-undergrauate and graduate course on the subject, guiding readers to the point where they can choose a special topic and begin supervised research. The textbook provides a balance between essential aspects of solid-state and semiconductor physics, on the one hand, and the principles of various semiconductor devices and their applications in electronic and photonic devices, on the other. It highlights many practical aspects of semiconductors such as alloys, strain, heterostructures, nanostructures, that are necessary in modern semiconductor research but typically omitted in textbooks. For the interested reader some additional advanced topics are included, such as Bragg mirrors, resonators, polarized and magnetic semiconductors are included. Also supplied are explicit formulas for many results, to support better understanding. The Physics of Semiconductors requires little or no prior knowledge of solid-state physics and evolved from a highy regarded two-semester course at the University of Leipzig.


Electronics HTS Optoelectronics Photonics Semiconductor Semiconductor devices Semiconductor physics electricity

Authors and affiliations

  • Marius Grundmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Experimentelle Physik IIUniversität LeipzigLeipzig

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-25370-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-34661-6
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