Fundamentals of Solid State Engineering, 3rd Edition 3rd ed. 2009 Edition
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Fundamentals of Solid State Engineering, 3rd Edition, provides a multi-disciplinary introduction to solid state engineering, combining concepts from physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, materials science and mechanical engineering.
Revised throughout, this third edition includes new topics such as electron-electron and electron-phonon interactions, in addition to the Kane effective mass method. A chapter devoted to quantum mechanics has been expanded to cover topics such as the harmonic oscillator, the hydrogen atom, the quantum mechanical description of angular momentum and the origin of spin. This textbook also features an improved transport theory description, which now goes beyond Drude theory, discussing the Boltzmann approach.
Introducing students to the rigorous quantum mechanical way of thinking about and formulating transport processes, this textbook presents the basic physics concepts and thorough treatment of semiconductor characterization technology, designed for solid state engineers.
- Publisher : Springer; 3rd ed. 2009 edition (March 27, 2009)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 792 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0387921672
- ISBN-13 : 978-0387921679
- Item Weight : 6.17 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.14 x 1.63 x 9.21 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,838,119 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The main reason for my interest in this book is that it has multidisciplinary approach: from material growth to characterization, atomic to device physics, and device growth to fabrication; all are available in the book. This enabled me to refer to book along the multiple aspects of my PhD. With this third edition looking stronger and complete than ever, I recommend this book from undergraduate to graduates who are interested in solid state, and who wants to make a difference in the field.
Each chapter is by itself intact. It starts with a nice history/introduction, then continues with theory. One thing that I like about the book is that it is device-oriented. From the basics of the solid state physics to solid state devices, it combines all in one book. This motivates the reader about the applications as you learn the theory, and to generate new device ideas faster.
Overall, I recommend the third edition to all who wants to learn solid state physics and apply it in real life.
A complete overview on semiconductors is performed in this book starting from crystallographic description, then describing the quantum mechanic properties of these materials, and to finish with the latest and most powerful techniques to realize and to describe it.
The quantum mechanic sections are written to be understood by all readers starting from the fundamentals up to the most complex phenomena of solid state physic. Obviously this approach does not allow the author to go in the heart of each subject. Nevertheless, for each chapter, a complete "Further reading" section is provided for more interested young researchers. A deep enough description of the complex phenomena in these materials is presented to interest curious students.
The high quality of this book and its content allow the reader to forget about the layout of some equations.
I highly recommend this book written by one of the leaders in semiconductor science internationally well-known.
It starts with an introduction to crystallography and quantum mechanics, the fundamental scientific concepts essential for understanding solid-state engineering. It pursues the related concepts need to understand semiconductor physics very well. You will find there, what you need to know about semiconductor heterostructures and low dimensional quantum structures including quantum well, wires, dots, and super lattices. In addition, you will get familiar with growth and characterization of real semiconductor crystals. Overall, if you are new to device physics this is a very good place to start. I recommend this book for all undergraduates, graduate students and new researchers in the field of solid-state physics and semiconductors.
Like any good textbook, this book went through a series of upgrades. The initial bad reviews posted on this site were clearly oriented toward the earliest edition, and were certainly not posted by teachers or experts in the field. A prospective user of this book should, in general, keep in mind that the new (3rd) edition of the book has been revised and is now being reviewed by experts in the field, especially highly regarded teachers that have used this, and earlier, edition(s) in their classes.
The current (3rd) edition of this book is a solid textbook and I highly recommend it to educators and as a desk reference for Solid State professionals.