Graduate Texts in Physics

The Physics of Semiconductors

An Introduction Including Nanophysics and Applications

Authors: Grundmann, Marius

  • Offers a new expanded and updated edition of the best existing textbook on semiconductors 
  • Connects semiconductor material physics with devices and nanostructures
  • Gives a broad and balanced coverage of all semiconductor materials incl. silicon/germanium, III-V, II-VI, oxides
  • Is richly illustrated with 840 figures and all essential graphs
  • Contains a bibliography with over 1800 references covering all topics allowing an easy start for further studies
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About this Textbook

The 3rd edition of this successful textbook contains ample material for a comprehensive upper-level undergraduate or beginning graduate course, guiding readers to the point where they can choose a special topic and begin supervised research. The textbook provides a balance between essential aspects of solid-state and semiconductor physics, on the one hand, and the principles of various semiconductor devices and their applications in electronic and photonic devices, on the other. It highlights many practical aspects of semiconductors such as alloys, strain, heterostructures, nanostructures, that are necessary in modern semiconductor research but typically omitted in textbooks. Coverage also includes additional advanced topics, such as Bragg mirrors, resonators, polarized and magnetic semiconductors, nanowires, quantum dots, multi-junction solar cells, thin film transistors, carbon-based nanostructures and transparent conductive oxides. The text derives explicit formulas for many results to support better understanding of the topics. The Physics of Semiconductors requires little or no prior knowledge of solid-state physics and evolved from a highly regarded two-semester course. In the third edition several topics are extended and treated in more depth including surfaces, disordered materials, amorphous semiconductors, polarons, thermopower and noise. More than 1800 references guide the reader to historic and current literature including original and review papers and books.

About the authors

Professor Dr. Marius Grundman studied physics at the Technical University of Berlin. He worked on the epitaxy and characterization of electronic and optical properties of semiconductor heterostructures and nanostructures as well as devices made from them. He has been Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Leipzig since 2000.

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-23879-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Physics of Semiconductors
Book Subtitle
An Introduction Including Nanophysics and Applications
Authors
Series Title
Graduate Texts in Physics
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-23880-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-23880-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-23879-1
Series ISSN
1868-4513
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XXXIX, 989
Number of Illustrations and Tables
655 b/w illustrations, 200 illustrations in colour
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