Introduction to Space Charge Effects in Semiconductors

  • Karl W. Böer

Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 160)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  13. Back Matter
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About this book


This book is the most comprehensive one to describe the basics of space-charge effects in semiconductors, starting from basic principles to advanced application in semiconducting devices. It uses detailed analyses of the transport, Poisson, and continuity equations to demonstrate the behavior of the solution curves of the complete set of field and current distributions, along with quantitative descriptions of the relevant band models of typical pn-junction and Schottky barrier devices. It emphasizes the relevance to actual devices and sets these results apart from more simple models of networks of diodes and resistors. The book is especially important for people interested in detail analysis of solar cells and their efficiencies.


Junction devices Photovoltaic devices Schottky barrier devices Semiconductor Semiconductor materials Space charge effects solar cell

Authors and affiliations

  • Karl W. Böer
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  1. 1.Dept. Physics & AstronomyUniversity of DelawareNewarkU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-02235-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-02236-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-1873
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