Graduate Texts in Physics

The Physics of Semiconductors

An Introduction Including Nanophysics and Applications

Authors: Grundmann, Marius

  • One of the best existing textbooks with the broadest scope
  • Treats semiconductor physics from the basics to modern applications
  • Connects semiconductor material physics with devices and nanostructures
  • Presents Broad survey of modern areas in semiconductor physics and technology with lots of figures and diagrams
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About this Textbook

The Physics of Semiconductors 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. 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 second edition many topics are extended and treated in more depth. e.g. dopant diffusion, nanowires, recombination in organic semiconductors, multi-junction solar cells, quantum dot and organic LEDs, thin film transistors, carbon-based nanostructures and transparent conductive oxides.

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.

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

“This textbook is divided into three parts. … The book has 247 figures, many of them in color. It is a clearly written and modern textbook for undergraduate and graduate students.” (Mircea Dragoman, Optics & Photonics News, July, 2011)

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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
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-13884-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-13884-3
Series ISSN
1868-4513
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXXVII, 864
Number of Illustrations and Tables
650 b/w illustrations, 160 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
2nd ed.
Topics