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Author Orton, J. W. (John Wilfred)

Title The story of semiconductors / John Orton.

Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.

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 UniM ERC  621.38152 ORTO    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 510 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1 Perspectives 1 -- 1.1 'Information Age' 1 -- 1.2 Early materials technology 3 -- 1.3 What makes a semiconductor? 5 -- 1.4 Semiconductor doping 12 -- 1.5 How many semiconductors are there? 15 -- Chapter 2 Cat's whiskers 19 -- 2.1 Early days 19 -- 2.2 First applications 21 -- 2.3 Commercial semiconductor rectifiers 23 -- 2.4 Early semiconductor physics 28 -- 2.5 Cat's whisker reborn 38 -- 2.6 Postscript-how things happen 42 -- Chapter 3 Minority rule 47 -- 3.1 Transistor 47 -- 3.2 Ge and Si technology 54 -- 3.3 Physics of Ge and Si 60 -- 3.4 Junction transistor 79 -- Chapter 4 Silicon, silicon, and yet more silicon 93 -- 4.1 Precursor to the revolution 93 -- 4.2 Metal Oxide Silicon transistor 100 -- 4.3 Semiconductor technology 107 -- 4.4 Wise men from the East 120 -- 4.5 Power and energy-sometimes size is important 127 -- 4.6 Silicon is good for physics, too 139 -- Chapter 5 Compound challenge 149 -- 5.1 Why bother? 149 -- 5.2 Gallium arsenide 152 -- 5.3 Crystal growth 158 -- 5.4 Material characterization 171 -- 5.5 Light emitting devices 184 -- 5.6 Microwave devices 195 -- 5.7 Indium-phosphide 207 -- Chapter 6 Low dimensional structures 213 -- 6.1 Small really is beautiful 213 -- 6.2 Two-dimensional electron gas 219 -- 6.3 Mesoscopic systems 229 -- 6.4 Optical properties of quantum wells 237 -- 6.5 Electronic devices 246 -- 6.6 Optical devices 258 -- Chapter 7 Let there be light 277 -- 7.1 Basic principles 277 -- 7.2 Red-emitting alloys 286 -- 7.3 Gallium phosphide 294 -- 7.4 Wide band gap semiconductors 304 -- 7.5 Short wavelength laser diodes 315 -- Chapter 8 Communicating with light 331 -- 8.1 Fibre optics 331 -- 8.2 Long wavelength sources 343 -- 8.3 Photodetectors 359 -- 8.4 Optical modulators 373 -- 8.5 Recent developments 378 -- Chapter 9 Semiconductors in the infrared 385 -- 9.1 Infrared spectral region 385 -- 9.2 Infrared components 391 -- 9.3 Two world wars-and after 398 -- 9.4 Growing sophistication-the 1960s and 1970s 412 -- 9.5 Quantum wells, superlattices, and other modern wonders 425 -- 9.6 Long wavelength lasers 436 -- Chapter 10 Polycrystalline and amorphous semiconductors 447 -- 10.2 Polycrystalline semiconductors 448 -- 10.3 Amorphous semiconductors 460 -- 10.4 Solar cells 471 -- 10.5 Liquid crystal displays 486 -- 10.6 Porous silicon 498.
Subject Semiconductors -- History.
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