Semiconductor Physics

An Introduction

  • Karlheinz Seeger

Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 40)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  14. Back Matter
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About this book


Televisions, telephones, watches, calculators, robots, airplanes and space vehicles all depend on silicon chips. Life as we know it would hardly be possible without semiconductor devices. An understanding of how these devices work requires a detailed knowledge of the physics of semiconductors, including charge transport and the emission and absorption of electromagnetic waves. This book may serve both as a university textbook and as a reference for research and microelectronics engineering. Each section of the book begins with a description of an experiment. The theory is then developed as far as necessary to understand the experimental results. Everyone with high-school mathematics should be able to follow the calculations. A band structure calculation for the diamond lattice is supplemented with a personal computer program. Semiconductor physics developed most rapidly in the two decades following the invention of the transistor, and naturally most of the references date from this time. But recent developments such as the Gunn effect, the acoustoelectric effect, superlattices, quantum well structures, and the integral and fractional quantum Hall effect are also discussed. The book has appeared in translation in Russian, Chinese and Japanese.


Absorption Halbleiter computer electronics mathematics model physics robot semiconductor statistics superlattice television transport

Authors and affiliations

  • Karlheinz Seeger
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für FestkörperphysikWienAustria
  2. 2.Institut für FestkörperphysikUniversität WienWienAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-19410-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-02576-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-1873
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