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Metal-Semiconductor and Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor Devices

  • Richard Dalven

Abstract

This short chapter discusses the basic ideas of some of the applications of metal-semiconductor and metal-insulator-semiconductor structures. These include the Schottky metal-semiconductor diode, various insulated-gate field-effect transistors, and charge-coupled devices. The myriad applications of these devices, especially the field-effect transistor, are left to the literature for lack of space, time, and knowledge on the author’s part. However, the basic ideas are discussed, some applications are mentioned, and a number of references to this important and changing field are given.

Keywords

Minority Carrier Schottky Diode Metal Gate Enhancement Mode Depletion Mode 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Dalven
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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