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Title Semiconductor transport / David K. Ferry.
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis, 2000.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 368 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Semiconductors.
Electron transport.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Semiconductors are not metals -- 3. The Boltzmann equation and the relaxation time approximation -- 4. Inelastic scattering and non-equilibrium transport -- 5. Topics in high field transport -- 6. Optical properties -- 7. The electron-electron interaction.
Summary The "information revolution" would have been radically different or impossible without the use of the materials know generically as semiconductors. The properties of these materials, particularly the potential for doping with impurities to create transistors and diodes and controlling the local potential by gates, are essential to microelectronics. l Semiconductor Transport is an introductory text on electron transport in semiconductor materials and is written for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. The book provides a thorough treatment of modern approaches to the transport properties of semiconductors and their calculation. It also introduces those aspects of solid-state physics that distinguish semiconductors from other materials and outlines the principles which are vitally important for understanding transport in them. l Topics covered in the book include: the Boltzman equation, near-equilibrium transport, and non-equilibrium high-field transport, as well as multi-band transport and electron-electron interactions.
Other Title Print version: Ferry, David K. Semiconductor transport. London : Taylor & Francis, 2000