Basic Properties in Semiconductor Devices
The purpose of this chapter is to provide a brief introduction to the main physical phenomena occurring in semiconductor devices. Because of the dominant position of silicon as a semiconducting material in present-day devices, most of the phenomena discussed here relate to effects occurring in silicon devices. However, attention will also be paid to other materials, such as III–V compounds, which are especially important for semiconductor optical devices.
KeywordsConduction Band Valence Band Fermi Level Semiconductor Device Optical Phonon
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