Best Reference Books – Compound Semiconductor Material and Devices

We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Compound Semiconductor Material and Devices subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Compound Semiconductor Material and Devices along with reviews.

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1. “Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices” by Pallab Bhattacharya

Book Review: The book demonstrates the topic of semiconductor optoelectronic devices and the book also provides a proper organisation of optoelectronic devices thereby describing the basic examples. The various concepts covered in the book include compound semiconductor properties, quantum mechanics, optical processes, carrier transport properties, junction theory and many more advanced properties. The book is also updated with recent advances in the field of semiconductor optoelectronic devices.

2. “Physical Principles and Technical Implementation” by M A Herman W Richter and H Sitter

Book Review: The book provides a description of various aspects of epitaxial process growth which is basically the growth of solid films on crystalline substances. The book illustrates the example of processes where atoms of the film resemble the arrangement of the atoms of the substrate. The major part of the book revolves around the problems of heteroepitaxy. The book also provides detailed description about the techniques underlying epitaxial growth which is used in manufacturing process devices and research areas.

3. “Semiconductor Material and Device Characterization” by D K Schroder

Book Review: The book includes the recent advances in the field of semiconductor material and device characterization and also provides various tools that assist the readers. The book covers the aspects measurement, interpretation and applications of the existing techniques. The book also covers electrical and optical characterization methods as well as chemical and physical techniques. The book is very useful for researchers, professionals and graduates working in the field of semiconductor materials and devices.

4. “Compound Semiconductor Materials and Devices” by F (Shadi) Shahedipour-Sandvik and L Douglas Bell

“Compound Semiconductor Materials and Devices” Book Review: This book presents the proceedings of a symposium which covers the recent advances in the field of compound semiconductors for electronics, detection, and processing. Researchers and engineers worked on fundamental materials research and device-related materials engineering and identified the issues being currently faced by them. They came up with next-generation applications which can successfully adopt compound semiconductors that can offer band gap tailorability, high efficiency, high-temperature operation, and radiation tolerance at the same time. New applications like high-efficiency power devices, sensing devices in biological and chemical environments, high-power electronics, green energy, and photon-counting detectors have been accounted for.

5. “Compound Semiconductor Photonics: Materials, Devices and Integration” by Chua Soo-Jin and Aaron Danner

“Compound Semiconductor Photonics: Materials, Devices and Integration” Book Review: This book contains the papers selected from the proceedings of the symposium of Compound Semiconductor Photonics in the International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technology held in Singapore from June to July 2009. It covers a multitude of topics based on the research made in the vast field of semiconductor photonics research. Fundamentals of semiconductor materials, photonic device fabrication and their applications are covered. Materials-centric papers on III-As/P, III-nitride, ZnO, chalcogenide, and quantum dot/wire/dash growth are provided. The book also offers devices-centric papers on quantum dot/dash lasers, solar cells, photonic crystals, VCSEL, LEDs, waveguides, and heterogeneous integration.

6. “Compound Semiconductor Materials and Devices (Synthesis Lectures on Emerging Engineering Technologies)” by Zhaojun Liu and Tongde Huang

“Compound Semiconductor Materials and Devices” Book Review: This book covers the recent techniques and trends developed in the field of heterojunction-based high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) using III-N and III-V compound semiconductor materials. Experimental research breakthroughs in fabricating various GaN MOSHEMT transistors are also mentioned in detail. A detailed treatment of III-V HEMT and how they can replace Si CMOS transistor channel is included along with an overview of GaN HEMT device-scaling technologies and monolithic integration of HEMT with LEDs. Growth opportunities of III-V materials on a Si substrate are also explored.

7. “Compound Semiconductors: Physics, Technology, and Device Concepts” by Ferdinand Scholz

“Compound Semiconductors: Physics, Technology, and Device Concepts” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the basics of compound semiconductor materials and the relevant technology for its fabrication and characterization. A discussion on the electrical, optical, and structural properties of semiconductors is followed by a description of the most common characterization tools used. Complex hetero- and low-dimensional structures are extensively discussed along with material preparation technologies for bulk and thin-layer epitaxial growth. A separate chapter is dedicated to GaN and related materials where its properties are compared to other compound semiconductors while, simultaneously, highlighting its importance in modern optoelectronic and electronic devices. Based on the specific properties of compound semiconductors discussed in the previous chapters, the book concludes a healthy discussion on the physics and functionality of optoelectronic and electronic device structures like laser diodes, solar cells, LEDs, field-effect and heterojunction bipolar transistors. This book is suitable for students, engineers and scientists interested in this field.

8. “Semiconductors: New Data and Updates for IIa-VI Compounds with Mg and Sr” by Dieter Strauch and Ulrich Rössler

“Semiconductors: New Data and Updates for IIa-VI Compounds with Mg and Sr” Book Review: This book presents data relevant to the properties of semiconducting IIa-VI Compounds with Mg and Sr. Material properties such as its structure, lattice properties, thermal behavior, and thermodynamic behavior is discussed in great detail. The data presented in this volume has been assessed and verified by a field expert. Both students and professionals can refer to this book.

9. “Compound Semiconductor Devices: Structures & Processing” by Kenneth A Jackson

“Compound Semiconductor Devices: Structures and Processing” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the different semiconductor products, their architecture, and numerous applications. The fundamental concepts of conventional semiconductor technology, complex memories and microcontrollers along with the standard, power and opto-semiconductors are described in great detail. Special devices and modules required for smartcards, automotive electronics, consumer electronics and telecommunications have also been extensively treated. Production of semiconductor components and their use in electronic systems is also elaborated while quality management has been dealt with in a separate chapter. The book is suitable for both students and professionals.

10. “Compound Semiconductors Strained Layers and Devices (Electronic Materials Series)” by Suresh Jain and Magnus Willander

“Compound Semiconductors Strained Layers and Devices” Book Review: This book explores the recent developments made in the growth, characterization and properties of compound semiconductors strained layers and also studies the devices fabricated using them. Focusing on the wideband gap II-VI and III-Nitride semiconductors, the book discusses the piezoelectric effects and quantum confined stark effects as well as the effects of strain on band structure, transport, and optical properties of the zinc blende and the wurtzite compound semiconductors. The underlying physics of GeSi strained layers and magnetic polarons in diluted II-VI magnetic polarons are also discussed. Applications of blue & green LEDs and LDs & mid-IR LDs are examined in a separate chapter. Transistors based on conventional III-V, II-VI and III-nitride semiconductors have been treated separately. The book is intended for engineers, material scientists, students and senior researchers related to this field.

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