Item description for Electronic Properties of Semiconductor Interfaces (Springer Series in Surface Sciences) by Winfried Monch...
Almost all semiconductor devices contain metal-semiconductor, insulator-semiconductor, insulator-metal and/or semiconductor-semiconductor interfaces; and their electronic properties determine the device characteristics. This is the first monograph that treats the electronic properties of all different types of semiconductor interfaces. Using the continuum of interface--induced gap states (IFIGS) as a unifying theme, Mnch explains the band-structure lineup at all types of semiconductor interfaces. These intrinsic IFIGS are the wave-function tails of electron states, which overlap a semiconductor band-gap exactly at the interface, so they originate from the quantum-mechanical tunnel effect. He shows that a more chemical view relates the IFIGS to the partial ionic character of the covalent interface-bonds and that the charge transfer across the interface may be modeled by generalizing Pauling's electronegativity concept. The IFIGS-and-electronegativity theory is used to quantitatively explain the barrier heights and band offsets of well-characterized Schottky contacts and semiconductor heterostructures, respectively.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Mar 5, 2004
ISBN 3540202153 ISBN13 9783540202158
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