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Physics of Semiconductor Devices [Hardcover]

Simon M. Sze
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September 30, 1981 0471056618 978-0471056614 2
This completely reorganized edition of the classic reference provides detailed information on the underlying physics and operational characteristics of all major bipolar, unipolar, special microwave, and optoelectronic devices. Integrates nearly 1,000 references to important original research papers and review articles, more than 650 high-quality technical illustrations, and 25 tables of material parameters for device analysis.

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  • Hardcover: 880 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 2 edition (September 30, 1981)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471056618
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471056614
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.6 x 1.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #782,201 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is not a textbook! December 7, 2000
I decided to write this review after reading the previous reviews to this book. Apparently, a couple of the reviewers think of this book as a text book, which it is not. Even though the first edition was published in 1968, and the second in 1981, this book is still a very useful reference to anyone who works in the field of semiconductor device physics. The author presupposes a good amount of knowledge, and does not try to lead the reader "by hand" through all the details in the derivation of the mathematical expressions. I recommend this book to all serious scholars at the senior level and beyond, -as a reference book-.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A classic of the field. August 29, 1998
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This book is one of the major references for people in the scientific end of the semiconductor field. It is a good reference for practicing scientists in the semiconductor and applied solid-state physics fields. It contains good treatments of most of the topics expected in a semiconductor physics book. Surprisingly, its readability remains high for a work of this breadth. This is not a mainstream book for dilettantes.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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The Physics of Semiconductor Devices is a classic in the field, containing all the necessary knowledge as of 1981. The classic devices (diodes, transistors, microwave devices) are covered clearly and exhaustively. The book is lacking in its treatment of semiconductor heterostructures, which are key to modern devices but were not nearly as central two decades ago. One hopes that a 3rd edition is in the works.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A classic textbbok for semiconductor physics December 18, 2001
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As well known, this book is one of the classic books for semicoductor physics. It provides a lot of information in various devices, although some probably is outdated. However, as I know, the author was trying to tell the readers why and how semiconductor devices become what we see today. Because only we know about what the pioneers thinked, we can further modify or invite new semiconductor devices. I must agree that this book is not so easy to follow and read, but, don't froget, this book is devoted for advanced semiconductor physics course. It assumes the reader is already familiar with some foundamental semiconductor knowledge!
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars More patchwork than book! August 5, 2000
This is not a good book to study semiconductor devices.In the reality it is a patchwork of uncorrelated articles about various devices lacking unity of vision and clearness in the exposition.Very often it happened to me to use other 2 or 3 other books only to understand Sze .And the author is extremely fond of making reference to final formulas without explaining the logical developement used.And now the book is dated too:so do not buy this book,try instead "Device eletronics for integrated circuits" by Muller and Kamins which is advanced and well conceived too!
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