Physics of Semiconductor Devices
J.-P. Colinge, C.A. Colinge
Physics of Semiconductor Devices contains a list of problems that can be used as homework assignments or can be solved in class to exemplify the theory. Many of these problems make use of Matlab and are aimed at illustrating theoretical concepts in a graphical manner. A series of these Matlab problems is based on a simple finite-element solution of semiconductor equations. These yield the exact solution to equations that have no analytical solutions and are usually solved using approximations, such as the depletion approximation. The exact numerical solution can then be graphically compared to the solution using the approximation.
The different chapters of Physics of Semiconductor Devices cover the following material:
- Energy Band Theory.
- Theory of Electrical Conduction.
- Generation/Recombination Phenomena.
- The PN Junction Diode.
- Metal-semiconductor contacts.
- JFET and MESFET.
- The MOS Transistor.
- The Bipolar Transistor.
- Heterojunction Devices.
- Quantum-Effect Devices.
- Semiconductor Processing.
1. Energy Band Theory.
2. Theory of Electrical Conduction.
3. Generation/Recombination Phenomena.
4. The PN Junction Diode.
5. Metal-semiconductor Contacts.
6. JFET and MESFET.
7. The MOS Transistor.
8. The Bipolar Transistor.
9. Heterojunction Devices.
10. Quantum-Effect Devices.
11. Semiconductor Processing