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Springer Handbook of Electronic and Photonic Materials

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Table of contents (55 entries)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-15
    2. Perspectives on Electronic and Optoelectronic Materials

      • Tim Smeeton, Colin Humphreys
      Pages 3-15
  3. Fundamental Properties

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 17-228
    2. Electrical Conduction in Metals and Semiconductors

      • Safa Kasap, Cyril Koughia, Harry Ruda, Robert Johanson
      Pages 19-45
    3. Optical Properties of Electronic Materials: Fundamentals and Characterization

      • Safa Kasap, Cyril Koughia, Jai Singh, Harry Ruda, Stephen OʼLeary
      Pages 47-77
    4. Magnetic Properties of Electronic Materials

      • Charbel Tannous, Jacek Gieraltowski
      Pages 79-100
    5. Defects in Monocrystalline Silicon

      • Wilfried Ammon
      Pages 101-120
    6. Diffusion in Semiconductors

      • Derek Shaw
      Pages 121-135
    7. Photoconductivity in Materials Research

      • Monica Brinza, Jan Willekens, Mohammed Benkhedir, Guy Adriaenssens
      Pages 137-146
    8. Charge Transport in Disordered Materials

      • Sergei Baranovskii, Oleg Rubel
      Pages 161-186
    9. Dielectric Response

      • Leonard Dissado
      Pages 187-212
    10. Ionic Conduction and Applications

      • Harry Tuller
      Pages 213-228
  4. Growth and Characterization

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 229-438
    2. Single-Crystal Silicon: Growth and Properties

      • Fumio Shimura
      Pages 255-269
    3. Epitaxial Crystal Growth: Methods and Materials

      • Peter Capper, Stuart Irvine, Tim Joyce
      Pages 271-301
    4. Wide-Bandgap II–VI Semiconductors: Growth and Properties

      • 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


From the reviews:

"Kasap and Capper put together a broad coverage of electronic and photonic materials, starting from fundamentals and building up to advanced topics and applications. Additional topics include practical applications, details on experimental techniques, tables of equations, and the properties of materials. The book provides an accessible treatment of the subject matter for graduate students and researchers." (Materials Today, Vol. 10 (1-2), January-February, 2007)

"This book is an invaluable source of systematized knowledge regarding the materials used in electronics and photonics. … The book has 900 figures and 150 tables to support the information it supplies in a straightforward manner. … the handbook is a useful tool for anybody working in electronics and photonics. The entire handbook is also available on a CD that is included with the print publication." (Mircea Dragoman, Optics and Photonics News, April, 2007)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

    Safa Kasap

  • Materials Team Leader, SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems Infrared Ltd., Southampton, UK

    Peter Capper

About the editors

Safa Kasap is currently a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Electronic Materials and Devices in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He obtained his BSc (1976), MSc (1978) and PhD (1983) degrees from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, specializing in amorphous semiconductors and chalcogenide glasses. In 1996 he was awarded the DSc (Engineering) from London University for his research contributions to materials science in electrical engineering. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, the Institute of Physics and the Institute of Materials. His research interests are in amorphous semiconductors, glasses for photonics, photoconductors, electrical, optical and thermal properties of materials, and related topics, with more than one hundred refereed journal papers in these areas. He is the Deputy Editor of the Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics (Springer), and a Series Editor for the Series on Materials in Electronic and Optoelectronics (Wiley).

Peter Capper has worked for the same company (through several name changes) for over 30 years in the area of II-VI compounds for infrared applications, latterly as a Materials Team Leader in charge of group of scientists working on the growth and characterisation of these compounds. This has been mainly in the area of cadmium mercury telluride and cadmium telluride, the premier infrared materials, by a range of bulk and epitaxial techniques. He has given several invited talks in Japan, USA and Europe, has coauthored over 100 Journal papers, holds one patent and has edited/written 5 books in the field since 1987. He is on the Editorial Board of the J. Mater. Sci.: Mater. Electron. (Springer) and is a Series Editor for Wiley on Materials for Electronics and Optoelectronics.

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eBook USD 399.00
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  • ISBN: 978-0-387-29185-7
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