Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-15
    2. Tim Smeeton, Colin Humphreys
      Pages 3-15
  3. Fundamental Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-228
    2. Safa Kasap, Cyril Koughia, Harry Ruda, Robert Johanson
      Pages 19-45
    3. Safa Kasap, Cyril Koughia, Jai Singh, Harry Ruda, Stephen OʼLeary
      Pages 47-77
    4. Charbel Tannous, Jacek Gieraltowski
      Pages 79-100
    5. Wilfried Ammon
      Pages 101-120
    6. Derek Shaw
      Pages 121-135
    7. Monica Brinza, Jan Willekens, Mohammed Benkhedir, Guy Adriaenssens
      Pages 137-146
    8. Sergei Baranovskii, Oleg Rubel
      Pages 161-186
    9. Leonard Dissado
      Pages 187-212
    10. Harry Tuller
      Pages 213-228
  4. Growth and Characterization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-438
    2. Fumio Shimura
      Pages 255-269
    3. Peter Capper, Stuart Irvine, Tim Joyce
      Pages 271-301
    4. Jifeng Wang, Minoru Isshiki
      Pages 325-342

About this book


The Springer Handbook of Electronic and Photonic Materials has been prepared to give a broad coverage of a wide range of electronic and photonic materials, starting from fundamentals and building up to advanced topics and applications. Its wide coverage with clear illustrations and applications, its chapter sequencing and logical flow, make it very different than other electronic materials handbooks. Each chapter has been prepared either by experts in the field or instructors who have been teaching the subject at a university or in corporate laboratories.

The handbook provides an accessible treatment of the material by developing the subject matter in easy steps and in a logical flow. Wherever possible, the sections have been logically sequenced to allow a partial coverage at the beginning of the chapter for those who only need a quick overview of the subject. Additional valuable features include the practical applications used as examples, details on experimental techniques, useful tables that summarize equations, and, most importantly, properties of various materials.

The handbook also has an extensive glossary at the end being helpful to those readers whose background may not be directly in the field.


Key Topics


  • Fundamental Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Properties
  • Materials Growth and Characterization
  • Materials for Electronics
  • Materials for Optoelectronics and Photonics
  • Novel Materials
  • Selected Applications




  • Contains over 600 two-color illustrations
  • Includes over 100 comprehensive tables summarizing equations, experimental techniques and properties of various materials
  • Emphasizes physical concepts over extensive mathematical derivations
  • Parts and chapters with summaries, detailed index and fully searchable CD-ROM guarantee quick access to data and links to other sources
  • Delivers a wealth of up-to-date references
  • Incorporates a detailed Glossary of Terms


Electronic and Optical Materials Electronics and Microelectronics MRWCat2006 Materials Science Optoelectronics Photonic Materials Properties of Electronic Materials Properties of Photonic Materials Solid State Physics dgao 2007

Editors and affiliations

  • Safa Kasap
    • 1
  • Peter Capper
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada
  2. 2.Materials Team LeaderSELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems Infrared Ltd.SouthamptonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-26059-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-29185-7
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