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Physics of Electronic Materials
Principles and Applications

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  • Date Published: April 2017
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107084940

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  • Adopting a uniquely pedagogical approach, this comprehensive textbook on the quantum mechanics of semiconductor materials and devices focuses on the materials, components and devices themselves whilst incorporating a substantial amount of fundamental physics related to condensed matter theory and quantum mechanics. Written primarily for advanced undergraduate students in physics and engineering, this book can also be used as a supporting text for introductory quantum mechanics courses, and will be of interest to anyone interested in how electronic devices function at a fundamental level. Complete with numerous exercises, and with all the necessary mathematics and physics included in appendices, this book guides the reader seamlessly through the principles of quantum mechanics and the quantum theory of metals and semiconductors, before describing in detail how devices are exploited within electric circuits and in the hardware of computers, for example as amplifiers, switches and transistors.

    • Includes numerous exercises throughout, allowing the reader to observe theoretical concepts put to practical use and to learn about the important technological applications of quantum mechanics
    • Assumes only basic mathematical skills, and includes the elementary physics needed for understanding the content of the chapters within the appendices
    • Focuses on the materials, components and devices themselves whilst also incorporating a considerable amount of fundamental physics related to condensed matter theory and quantum mechanics
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    'Although the book is designed for senior undergraduate students in physics and engineering, anyone interested in operation of electronic devices will find it enjoyable because of its excellent self-contained description … This book seems to be driven by a perceived gap in the literature today … I would also like to mention that the production quality of this hardcover book is very high. I have no hesitation to say that this book is one of the most comprehensive textbooks on the principles and applications of semiconductor materials and devices.' Muhammad Zubair, Contemporary Physics

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    • Date Published: April 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107084940
    • length: 450 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 193 x 25 mm
    • weight: 1.15kg
    • contains: 276 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Quantum mechanics
    2. Quantum tunneling
    3. Standard metal model
    4. Standard conductor model
    5. Electric circuit theory
    6. Quantum wells
    7. Particle in a periodic potential
    8. Bloch currents
    9. Crystalline solids
    10. Semiconductor doping
    11. Transistors
    12. Heterostructures
    13. Mesoscopic physics
    14. Arithmetic, logic and machines
    Appendix A. Principles of quantum mechanics
    Appendix B. Dirac's delta function
    Appendix C. Fourier analysis
    Appendix D. Classical mechanics
    Appendix E. Wave function properties
    Appendix F. Transfer matrix properties
    Appendix G. Momentum
    Appendix H. Confined particles
    Appendix I. Spin and quantum statistics
    Appendix J. Statistical mechanics
    Appendix K. The Fermi–Dirac distribution
    Appendix L. Thermal current fluctuations
    Appendix M. Gaussian wave packets
    Appendix N. Wave packet dynamics
    Appendix O. Screening by symmetry method
    Appendix P. Commutation and common eigenfunctions
    Appendix Q. Interband coupling
    Appendix R. Common crystal structures
    Appendix S. Effective mass approximation
    Appendix T. Integral doubling formula

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    Jørgen Rammer, Lunds Universitet, Sweden
    Jørgen Rammer is Guest Professor in Physics at Lunds Universitet, Sweden. He has published extensively in the field of quantum transport theory and semiconductor physics.

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