Extended Defects in Semiconductors: Electronic Properties, Device Effects And Structures
Cambridge University Press, 8/7/2014
EAN 9781107424142, ISBN10: 1107424143
Paperback, 644 pages, 24.4 x 17 x 3.7 cm
The elucidation of the effects of structurally extended defects on electronic properties of materials is especially important in view of the current advances in electronic device development that involve defect control and engineering at the nanometer level. This book surveys the properties, effects, roles and characterization of extended defects in semiconductors. The basic properties of extended defects (dislocations, stacking faults, grain boundaries, and precipitates) are outlined, and their effect on the electronic properties of semiconductors, their role in semiconductor devices, and techniques for their characterization are discussed. These topics are among the central issues in the investigation and applications of semiconductors and in the operation of semiconductor devices. The authors preface their treatment with an introduction to semiconductor materials and conclude with a chapter on point defect maldistributions. This text is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in materials science and engineering, and for those studying semiconductor physics.
1. Semiconducting materials
2. An introduction to extended defects
3. Characterization of extended defects in semiconductors
4. Core structures and mechanical effects of extended defects specific to semiconductors
5. The electrical, optical and device effects of dislocations and grain boundaries
6. Point defect materials problems.