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Quantum Processes in Semiconductors

Brian K. Ridley


This book sets out the fundamental quantum processes that are important in the physics and technology of semiconductors in a relatively informal style. The fifth edition includes new chapters that expand the coverage of semiconductor physics relevant to its accompanying technology. One of the problems encountered in high-power transistors is the excessive production of phonons, and the first new chapter examines the hot-phonon phenomenon and the lifetime of polar optical phonons in the nitrides. In the burgeoning field of spintronics a crucial parameter is the lifetime of a spin-polarised elec ... More

Keywords: quantum processes, semiconductors, high-power transistors, phonons, Boltzmann equation, nitrides, spintronics, bulk properties, space-charge waves, surface states

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199677214
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677214.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian K. Ridley, author
Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of Essex