Electronic Properties of Doped Semiconductors

  • Boris I. Shklovskii
  • Alex L. Efros

Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Lightly Doped Semiconductors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Boris I. Shklovskii, Alex L. Efros
      Pages 2-24
    3. Boris I. Shklovskii, Alex L. Efros
      Pages 25-51
    4. Boris I. Shklovskii, Alex L. Efros
      Pages 52-73
    5. Boris I. Shklovskii, Alex L. Efros
      Pages 94-136
    6. Boris I. Shklovskii, Alex L. Efros
      Pages 155-179
    7. Boris I. Shklovskii, Alex L. Efros
      Pages 180-201
    8. Boris I. Shklovskii, Alex L. Efros
      Pages 202-227
    9. Boris I. Shklovskii, Alex L. Efros
      Pages 228-251
  3. Heavily Doped Semiconductors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-254
    2. Boris I. Shklovskii, Alex L. Efros
      Pages 255-267
    3. Boris I. Shklovskii, Alex L. Efros
      Pages 268-294
    4. Boris I. Shklovskii, Alex L. Efros
      Pages 295-313
  4. Computer Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-315
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 353-393

About this book

Introduction

First-generation semiconductors could not be properly termed "doped- they were simply very impure. Uncontrolled impurities hindered the discovery of physical laws, baffling researchers and evoking pessimism and derision in advocates of the burgeoning "pure" physical disciplines. The eventual banish­ ment of the "dirt" heralded a new era in semiconductor physics, an era that had "purity" as its motto. It was this era that yielded the successes of the 1950s and brought about a new technology of "semiconductor electronics". Experiments with pure crystals provided a powerful stimulus to the develop­ ment of semiconductor theory. New methods and theories were developed and tested: the effective-mass method for complex bands, the theory of impurity states, and the theory of kinetic phenomena. These developments constitute what is now known as semiconductor phys­ ics. In the last fifteen years, however, there has been a noticeable shift towards impure semiconductors - a shift which came about because it is precisely the impurities that are essential to a number of major semiconductor devices. Technology needs impure semiconductors, which unlike the first-generation items, are termed "doped" rather than "impure" to indicate that the impurity levels can now be controlled to a certain extent.

Keywords

Properties Semiconductors Absorption crystal electronic properties electronics semiconductor semiconductor physics

Authors and affiliations

  • Boris I. Shklovskii
    • 1
  • Alex L. Efros
    • 1
  1. 1.A.F. IOFFE Physico-Technical InstituteAcademy of Sciences of the USSRLeningradUSSR

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-02403-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-02405-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-02403-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-1873
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