Springer Series in Surface Sciences

Electronic Properties of Semiconductor Interfaces

Authors: Mönch, Winfried

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Almost all semiconductor devices contain metal-semiconductor, insulator-semiconductor, insulator-metal and/or semiconductor-semiconductor interfaces; and their electronic properties determine the device characteristics. This is the first monograph that treats the electronic properties of all different types of semiconductor interfaces. Using the continuum of interface–induced gap states (IFIGS) as the unifying concept, Mönch explains the band-structure lineup at all types of semiconductor interfaces. These intrinsic IFIGS are the wave-function tails of electron states, which overlap a semiconductor band-gap exactly at the interface, so they originate from the quantum-mechanical tunnel effect. He shows that a more chemical view relates the IFIGS to the partial ionic character of the covalent interface-bonds and that the charge transfer across the interface may be modeled by generalizing Pauling’s electronegativity concept. The IFIGS-and-electronegativity theory is used to quantitatively explain the barrier heights and band offsets of well-characterized Schottky contacts and semiconductor heterostructures, respectively.

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"This is the first monograph that treats the electronic properties of all different types of semiconductor interfaces. … The originality of Mönch is more in the fact that he uses the interface-induced gap stats (IFIGS) as the unifying concept of his book. … Altogether, the present book will be very helpful for theorists in the field of semiconductor interface science." (Michel Wautelet, Physicalia, Vol. 28 (4-6), 2006)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Electronic Properties of Semiconductor Interfaces
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Surface Sciences
Series Volume
43
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-06945-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-06945-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-20215-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-05778-6
Series ISSN
0931-5195
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 264
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