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Quantum Processes in Semiconductors - Brian K. Ridley

Quantum Processes in Semiconductors

Hardcover Published: 1st December 1999
ISBN: 9780198505808
Number Of Pages: 452

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This work encapsulates the fundamental quantum processes of importance in the physics and technology of semiconductors in a relatively informal style that has been found to be attractive for graduate courses. This fourth edition is expanded by the addition of new chapters on quantum transport, semi-classical transport and space-charge waves, extending the discussion to statistical, many-particle behaviour in transport phenomena. The author has also taken the opportunity to update other sections. As with previous editions the text restricts its attention to bulk semiconductors. The account traces the path from quantum processes describable by density matrices, through the semi-classical Boltzmann equation and its solutions, to the drift-diffusion description of space-charge waves, the latter appearing in the contexts of negative differential resistance, acoustoelectric and recombination instabilities. Besides being a useful reference for workers in the field, this book should be a valuable text for graduate courses.

1: Band structure of semiconductors 2: Energy levels 3: Lattice scattering 4: Impurity scattering 5: Radiative transitions 6: Non-radiative processes 7: Quantum processes in a magnetic field 8: Scattering in a degenerate gas 9: Dynamic screening 10: Phonon processes 11: Quantum transport 12: Semiclassical transport 13: Space-charge waves

ISBN: 9780198505808
ISBN-10: 0198505809
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 452
Published: 1st December 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.84
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised