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Advanced Theory of Semiconductor Devices

Cover Image Copyright Year: 2000
Author(s): Karl Hess
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press
Content Type : Books & eBooks
Topics: Components, Circuits, Devices & Systems
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Abstract

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, research 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

      Karl Hess Page(s): i - xv
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      The prelims comprise:
      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

      Karl Hess Page(s): 1 - 18
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      This chapter contains sections titled:
      The Equations of Classical Mechanics, Application to Lattice Vibrations
      The Equations of Quantum Mechanics This chapter contains sections titled:
      Problems
      References View full abstract»

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      The Symmetry of the Crystal Lattice

      Karl Hess Page(s): 19 - 31
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      This chapter contains sections titled:
      Crystal Structures of Silicon and GaAs
      Elements of Group Theory
      Bragg Reflection This chapter contains sections titled:
      Problems
      Reference View full abstract»

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      The Theory of Energy Bands in Crystals

      Karl Hess Page(s): 33 - 55
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      This chapter contains sections titled:
      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 This chapter contains sections titled:
      Problems
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      Imperfections of Ideal Crystal Structure

      Karl Hess Page(s): 57 - 65
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      This chapter contains sections titled:
      Shallow Impurity Levels-Dopants
      Deep Impurity Levels
      Dislocations, Surfaces, and Interfaces This chapter contains sections titled:
      Problems
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      Equilibrium Statistics for Electrons and Holes

      Karl Hess Page(s): 67 - 79
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      This chapter contains sections titled:
      Density of States
      Probability of Finding Electrons in a State
      Electron Density in the Conduction Band This chapter contains sections titled:
      Problems
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      SelfConsistent Potentials and Dielectric Properties of Semiconductors

      Karl Hess Page(s): 81 - 88
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      This chapter contains sections titled:
      Screening and the Poisson Equation in One Dimension
      Self-Consistent Potentials and the Dielectric Function This chapter contains sections titled:
      Problems
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      Scattering Theory

      Karl Hess Page(s): 89 - 108
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      This chapter contains sections titled:
      General Considerations-Drude Theory
      Scattering Probability from the Golden Rule
      Important Scattering Mechanisms in Silicon and Gallium Arsenide This chapter contains sections titled:
      Problems
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      The Boltzmann Transport Equation and Its Approximate Solutions

      Karl Hess Page(s): 109 - 134
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      This chapter contains sections titled:
      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 This chapter contains sections titled:
      Problems
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      GenerationRecombination

      Karl Hess Page(s): 135 - 146
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      This chapter contains sections titled:
      Important Matrix Elements
      Quasi-Fermi Levels (Imrefs)
      Generation-Recombination Rates
      Rate Equations This chapter contains sections titled:
      Problems
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      The Heterojunction Barrier and Related Transport Problems

      Karl Hess Page(s): 147 - 166
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      This chapter contains sections titled:
      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 This chapter contains sections titled:
      Problems
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      The Device Equations of Shockley and Stratton

      Karl Hess Page(s): 167 - 179
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      This chapter contains sections titled:
      The Method of Moments
      Moment for the Average Energy and Hot Electrons This chapter contains sections titled:
      Problems
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      Numerical Device Simulations

      Karl Hess Page(s): 181 - 192
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      This chapter contains sections titled:
      General Considerations
      Numerical Solution of the Shockley Equations This chapter contains sections titled:
      Problems
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      Diodes

      Karl Hess Page(s): 193 - 246
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      This chapter contains sections titled:
      Schottky Barriers-Ohmic Contacts
      The p-n Junction
      High-Field Effects in Semiconductor Junctions
      Negative Differential Resistance and Semiconductor Diodes This chapter contains sections titled:
      Problems
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      Laser Diodes

      Karl Hess Page(s): 247 - 264
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      This chapter contains sections titled:
      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 This chapter contains sections titled:
      Problems
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      Transistors

      Karl Hess Page(s): 265 - 289
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      This chapter contains sections titled:
      Simple Models
      Effects of Reduction in Size, Short Channels
      Hot Electron Effects This chapter contains sections titled:
      References View full abstract»

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      Future Semiconductor Devices and Their Simulation

      Karl Hess Page(s): 291 - 299
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      This chapter contains sections titled:
      New Types of Devices
      Challenges in Nanostructure Simulation This chapter contains sections titled:
      References View full abstract»

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      Appendix A: Tunneling and the Golden Rule

      Karl Hess Page(s): 301 - 304
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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, research 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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      Appendix B: The One Band Approximation

      Karl Hess Page(s): 305 - 306
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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, research 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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      Appendix C: Temperature Dependence of the Band Structure

      Karl Hess Page(s): 307 - 308
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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, research 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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      Appendix D: Hall Effect and Magnetoresistance for Small Magnetic Fields

      Karl Hess Page(s): 309 - 310
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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, research 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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      Appendix E: The Power Balance Equation from the Method of Moments

      Karl Hess Page(s): 311 - 313
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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, research 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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      Appendix F: The SelfConsistent Potential at a Heterojunction (Quantum Case)

      Karl Hess Page(s): 315 - 316
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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, research 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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      Appendix G: Diffusive Transport and Thermionic Emission in Schottky Barrier Transport

      Karl Hess Page(s): 317 - 320
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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, research 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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      Index

      Karl Hess Page(s): 321 - 332
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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, research 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

      Karl Hess Page(s): 333
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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, research scientists, and research engineers in solid state electronics who want to gain a better grasp of the principles underlying semiconductor devices. View full abstract»