Advanced Theory of Semiconductor Devices

Cover Image Copyright Year: 2000
Author(s): Karl Hess
Book Type: Wiley-IEEE Press
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Topics: Components, Circuits, Devices & Systems
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Semiconductor devices are ubiquitous in today's world and found increasingly in cars, kitchens, and electronic door looks, attesting to their presence in our daily lives. This comprehensive book brings you the fundamentals of semiconductor device theory from basic quantum physics to computer aided design.

Advanced Theory of Semiconductor Devices will help improve your understanding of computer simulation devices through a thorough discussion of basic equations, their validity, and numerical solutions as they are contained in current simulation tools. You will gain state-of-the-art knowledge of devices used in both III-V compounds and silicon technology. Specially featured are novel approaches and explanations of electronic transport, particularly in p-n junction diodes. Close attention is also given to innovative treatments of quantum level laser diodes and hot electron effects in silicon technology.

This in-depth book is designed expressly for graduate students, resea ch scientists, and research engineers in solid state electronics who want to gain a better grasp of the principles underlying semiconductor devices.

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      Frontmatter

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      Half Title
      IEEE Press Board Page
      Title
      Copyright
      Dedication
      Contents
      Preface
      Acknowledgements View full abstract»

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      A Brief Review of the Relevant Basic Equations of Physics

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    • The Equations of Classical Mechanics, Application to Lattice Vibrations

    • The Equations of Quantum Mechanics

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    • Problems

    • References

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    The Symmetry of the Crystal Lattice

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  • Crystal Structures of Silicon and GaAs

  • Elements of Group Theory

  • Bragg Reflection

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  • Problems

  • Reference

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    The Theory of Energy Bands in Crystals

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  • Coupling Atoms

  • Energy Bands by Fourier Analysis

  • Equations of Motion in a Crystal

  • Maxima of Energy Bands-Holes

  • Summary of Important Band-Structure Parameters

  • Band Structure of Alloys

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  • Problems

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    Imperfections of Ideal Crystal Structure

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  • Shallow Impurity Levels-Dopants

  • Deep Impurity Levels

  • Dislocations, Surfaces, and Interfaces

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  • Problems

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    Equilibrium Statistics for Electrons and Holes

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  • Density of States

  • Probability of Finding Electrons in a State

  • Electron Density in the Conduction Band

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  • Problems

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    SelfConsistent Potentials and Dielectric Properties of Semiconductors

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  • Screening and the Poisson Equation in One Dimension

  • Self-Consistent Potentials and the Dielectric Function

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  • Problems

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    Scattering Theory

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  • General Considerations-Drude Theory

  • Scattering Probability from the Golden Rule

  • Important Scattering Mechanisms in Silicon and Gallium Arsenide

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  • Problems

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    The Boltzmann Transport Equation and Its Approximate Solutions

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  • Derivation

  • Solutions of the Boltzmann Equation in the Relaxation Time Approximation

  • Distribution Function and Current Density

  • Effect of Temperature Gradients and Gradients of the Band Gap Energy

  • Ballistic and Quantum Transport

  • The Monte Carlo Method

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  • Problems

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    GenerationRecombination

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  • Important Matrix Elements

  • Quasi-Fermi Levels (Imrefs)

  • Generation-Recombination Rates

  • Rate Equations

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  • Problems

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    The Heterojunction Barrier and Related Transport Problems

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  • Thermionic Emission of Electrons over Barriers

  • Free Carrier Depletion of Semiconductor Layers

  • Connection Rules for the Potential at an Interface

  • Solution of Poisson's Equation in the Presence of Mobile (Free) Charge Carriers

  • Pronounced Effects of Size Quantization and Heterolayer Boundaries

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  • Problems

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    The Device Equations of Shockley and Stratton

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  • The Method of Moments

  • Moment for the Average Energy and Hot Electrons

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  • Problems

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    Numerical Device Simulations

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  • General Considerations

  • Numerical Solution of the Shockley Equations

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  • Problems

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    Diodes

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  • Schottky Barriers-Ohmic Contacts

  • The p-n Junction

  • High-Field Effects in Semiconductor Junctions

  • Negative Differential Resistance and Semiconductor Diodes

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  • Problems

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    Laser Diodes

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  • Basic Geometry and Equations for Quantum Well Laser Diodes

  • Equations for Electronic Transport

  • Coupling of Carriers and Photons

  • Numerical Solutions of the Equations for Laser Diodes

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  • Problems

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    Transistors

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  • Simple Models

  • Effects of Reduction in Size, Short Channels

  • Hot Electron Effects

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  • References

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    Future Semiconductor Devices and Their Simulation

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  • New Types of Devices

  • Challenges in Nanostructure Simulation

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  • References

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    Appendix A: Tunneling and the Golden Rule

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    Appendix B: The One Band Approximation

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    Appendix C: Temperature Dependence of the Band Structure

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    Appendix D: Hall Effect and Magnetoresistance for Small Magnetic Fields

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    Appendix E: The Power Balance Equation from the Method of Moments

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    Appendix F: The SelfConsistent Potential at a Heterojunction (Quantum Case)

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    Appendix G: Diffusive Transport and Thermionic Emission in Schottky Barrier Transport

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    Index

    Advanced Theory of Semiconductor Devices
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    Semiconductor devices are ubiquitous in today's world and found increasingly in cars, kitchens, and electronic door looks, attesting to their presence in our daily lives. This comprehensive book brings you the fundamentals of semiconductor device theory from basic quantum physics to computer aided design.

    Advanced Theory of Semiconductor Devices will help improve your understanding of computer simulation devices through a thorough discussion of basic equations, their validity, and numerical solutions as they are contained in current simulation tools. You will gain state-of-the-art knowledge of devices used in both III-V compounds and silicon technology. Specially featured are novel approaches and explanations of electronic transport, particularly in p-n junction diodes. Close attention is also given to innovative treatments of quantum level laser diodes and hot electron effects in silicon technology.

    This in-depth book is designed expressly for graduate students, resea ch scientists, and research engineers in solid state electronics who want to gain a better grasp of the principles underlying semiconductor devices. View full abstract»

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    About the Author

    Advanced Theory of Semiconductor Devices
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    Semiconductor devices are ubiquitous in today's world and found increasingly in cars, kitchens, and electronic door looks, attesting to their presence in our daily lives. This comprehensive book brings you the fundamentals of semiconductor device theory from basic quantum physics to computer aided design.

    Advanced Theory of Semiconductor Devices will help improve your understanding of computer simulation devices through a thorough discussion of basic equations, their validity, and numerical solutions as they are contained in current simulation tools. You will gain state-of-the-art knowledge of devices used in both III-V compounds and silicon technology. Specially featured are novel approaches and explanations of electronic transport, particularly in p-n junction diodes. Close attention is also given to innovative treatments of quantum level laser diodes and hot electron effects in silicon technology.

    This in-depth book is designed expressly for graduate students, resea ch scientists, and research engineers in solid state electronics who want to gain a better grasp of the principles underlying semiconductor devices. View full abstract»



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