Semiconductor Physics

Semiconductor Physics

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Chapter Contents:

  • 2 Semiconductor Physics
  • 2.1 Material Fundamentals
  • 2.1.1 Metals, Insulators, and Semiconductors
  • 2.1.2 Carriers in Semiconductors: Electrons and Holes
  • 2.1.3 Determining Carrier Concentrations
  • 2.2 Intrinsic and Extrinsic Semiconductors
  • 2.2.1 n-Type Semiconductors
  • 2.2.2 p-Type Semiconductors
  • 2.2.3 Carrier Concentration in n- and p-Doped Semiconductors
  • 2.3 Carrier Transport in Semiconductors
  • 2.3.1 Drift Current
  • 2.3.2 Diffusion Current
  • 2.4 The pn Junction
  • 2.5 Biasing the pn Junction
  • 2.5.1 The pn Junction under Forward Bias
  • 2.5.2 The pn Junction under Reverse Biasing
  • 2.6 Diode Junction Capacitance
  • 2.7 Summary
  • References
  • Exercises

Inspec keywords: semiconductor doping; semiconductor diodes; semiconductor device models

Other keywords: doping properties; semiconductor current; diode characteristics; semiconductor physics; diode depletion region; integrated circuits

Subjects: Semiconductor device modelling, equivalent circuits, design and testing; Semiconductor doping

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