Books on Semiconductors

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

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1. Semiconductor Physics

1. “Fundamentals of Semiconductors” by P Y Yu and M Cardona

“Fundamentals of Semiconductors” Book Review: The narrative approach of this book to the topic focuses on the central goal of the topic so that students can understand the topic and fill the gap between a general solid-state physics book and research articles by providing detailed explanations of the topics. This book offers an excellent overview of the key theories and outlook of the topic. This book can be a solid link between general solid-state physics and research articles which have detailed explanations of the electronic, vibrational, transport, and optical properties of semiconductors. It covers topics like Electronic Band Structures, Vibrational Properties of Semiconductors, and Electron-Phonon Interactions, Electronic Properties of Defects, Electrical Transport, Optical Properties, Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Effect of Quantum Confinement on Electrons and Phonons in Semiconductors. A simple explanation is its most amazing feature as it touches foundation with an efficient style of exposition. It has some appendices and exercises which can help readers to strengthen skills. This book aims to both students and researchers and emphasises on deep insight of the topic.
2. “Basic Semiconductor Physics” by C Hamaguchi

“Basic Semiconductor Physics” Book Review: The purpose of the book is to present the fundamentals of semiconductor physics in the clearest possible way along with detailed knowledge. This book is aimed at the readers who are involved with semiconductor research and development. The key focus is on explanations to make a clear view of the topic. This book covers some important topics like Energy Band Structures of Semiconductors, Cyclotron Resonance and Energy Band Structures, Wannier Function and Effective Mass Approximation, Electron-Phonon Interaction and Electron Transport, Magnetotransport Phenomena, Quantum Structures, Light Emission and Laser, including all important phenomena in semiconductors along with keeping the subject at the appropriate level. This book is well described and simple.

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3. “Quantum Theory of the Optical and Electronic Properties of Semiconductors” by H Haug and S W Koch

“Quantum Theory of the Optical and Electronic Properties of Semiconductors” Book Review: This book covers the fundamentals so that the reader can grasp it and can also research semiconductor physics. This book is written in a student-friendly style and teaches real subjects. This book is presented with enough information and is for graduate students and researchers with a general background in quantum mechanics. This book covers topic like Oscillator Model, Atoms in a Classical Light Field, Periodic Lattice of Atoms, Mesoscopic Semiconductor Structures, Free Carrier Transitions, Ideal Quantum Gases, Plasmons and Plasma Screening, Excitons, etc. This book also has a derivation of ‘semiconductor luminescence equations’ and keeping the expression for the stationary luminescence spectrum. This book is well described and simple.

4. “Semiconductor Physics And Devices: Basic Principles” by Donald A Neamen

“Semiconductor Physics and Devices: Basic Principles” Book Review: The book is written in student-friendly language and is resourceful for the context. This book also provides the fundamentals necessary to understand semiconductor device characteristics, operations, and limitations. The explanation and concepts are well presented here as the book sticks to the fundamentals for the student’s sound understanding of quantum mechanics and an introduction to the quantum theory of solids. This book is dynamic and has engaging style and helps students to nurture a deeper understanding of how essential physics, semiconductor material physics, and semiconductor device physics interrelate. This book covers topic like the Crystal Structure of Solids, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Theory of Solids, the Semiconductor in Equilibrium, Carrier Transport Phenomena, Nonequilibrium Excess Carriers in Semiconductors, The pn Junction, Metal-Semiconductor and Semiconductor Heterojunctions, Fundamentals of the Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor, Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect, Semiconductor Microwave and Power Devices along with appendices and selected solved problems.

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5. “Physics of Semiconductor Devices” by Simon M Sze and Kwok K Ng

“Physics of Semiconductor Devices” Book Review: This book is highly readable, clear, and concise on the field of semiconductor devices. This book has advanced study and reference in the field. The purpose is to present the fundamentals of the subject in the clearest possible way. Throughout the book, the theory is well presented, allowing students to have a deep dive on the topic. This book covers topics like Properties of Semiconductors, p-n Junctions, Metal-Semiconductor Contacts, Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor Capacitors, Transistors and Bipolar Transistors, MOSFETs, JFETs, MESFETs, and MODFETs, Tunnel Devices, Transferred-Electron and Real-Space-Transfer Devices, Thyristors and Power Devices, Photonic Devices and Sensors, LEDs and Lasers, Photodetectors and Solar Cells, Sensors in addition, new examples and end-of-chapter problems along with appendices are found throughout the text.

6. “Semiconductor Physics And Devices” by Donald Neamen

“Semiconductor Physics and Devices” Book Review: This book offers an excellent overview of the key theories and outlook of the topic. This book hit the microlevel of the concepts of the topic through which the student can understand it better. This book is readable, clear, and concise. This book has many problems. Those exercises can help you strengthen your skills. The book covers topics like Nonequilibrium Excess Carriers In Semiconductors, p-n Junction Diode and Semiconductor Heterostructure, Special Semiconductor Devices and Advance Processes, Introduction to the Quantum Theory of Solids, and Physics and Crystal Properties of Semiconductors. This book aims to the undergraduate students who are pursuing their degree in the subject.

7. “Physics of Semiconductor Devices” by Simon M Sze

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“Physics of Semiconductor Devices” Book Review: This book is highly readable, clear, and concise on the field of semiconductor devices. This book has advanced study and reference in the field. The purpose is to present the fundamentals of the subject in the clearest possible way. Throughout the book, the theory is well presented, allowing students to have a deep dive on the topic. This book covers topics like Properties of Semiconductors, p-n Junctions, Metal-Semiconductor Contacts, Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor Capacitors, Transistors and Bipolar Transistors, MOSFETs, JFETs, MESFETs, and MODFETs, Tunnel Devices, Transferred-Electron and Real-Space-Transfer Devices, Thyristors and Power Devices, Photonic Devices and Sensors, LEDs and Lasers, Photodetectors and Solar Cells, Sensors in addition, new examples and end-of-chapter problems along with appendices are found throughout the text.

8. “Semiconductor Device Fundamentals” by Robert F Pierret

“Semiconductor Device Fundamentals” Book Review: This book makes the course more accessible and useful. This book goes from the elementary level and easily catches up with advanced topics along with covering all the standard topics along with covering basic terminology, models, properties, and concepts associated with semiconductors and semiconductor devices. This book also has some teaching resources and also provides a full fletch working structure of devices as the pn junction diode, Schottky diode, BJT, and MOSFET along with some additional topics such as solar cells, LEDs, HBTs, and modern field effect devices. This book has many exercises at the end of each chapter as well as appendices. It covers topics like Electronic Band Structures, Vibrational Properties of Semiconductors, and Electron-Phonon Interactions, Electronic Properties of Defects, Electrical Transport, Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Effect of Quantum Confinement on Electrons and Phonons in Semiconductors, etc.

9. “Semiconductor Physics and Devices” by D A Neamen and Donald A Neamen

“Semiconductor Physics and Devices” Book Review: This book offers an excellent overview of the key theories and outlook of the topic. This book hit the microlevel of the concepts of the topic through which the student can understand it better. This book is readable, clear, and concise. This book has many problems. Those exercises can help you strengthen your skills. The book covers topics like Nonequilibrium Excess Carriers In Semiconductors, p-n Junction Diode and Semiconductor Heterostructure, Special Semiconductor Devices and Advance Processes, Introduction to the Quantum Theory of Solids, and Physics and Crystal Properties of Semiconductors. This book aims to the undergraduate students who are pursuing their degree in the subject.

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10. “Deep Centers in Semiconductors” by Sokrates T Pantelides

“Deep Centers in Semiconductors” Book Review: The book shows the ways of treating recent developments, also it includes a chapter on hydrogen in crystalline semiconductors. It examines several key semiconductor deep centers. It also discusses lattice defect or impurity that causes very localized bound states and energies deep in the band gap. It also lists some theoretical and experimental techniques used to understand that center.

11. “Metal/Semiconductor Schottky Barrier Junction and their Applications” by B L Sharma

“Metal/Semiconductor Schottky Barrier Junction and their Applications” Book Review: This book describes the use of schottky barrier junctions. The book is designed for students, researchers and technologists interested in semiconductor devices. The book brings out the difficulties of various applications of schottky barrier junctions. It includes applications that are rich in R&D but poses challenges. The book discusses the ways it could be avoided in a stipulated time frame. The book also includes other various topics of schottky barrier junction which will be an interest to other individuals.


2. Compound Semiconductor Material and Devices

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.

11. “The Physics of Solar Cells (Series on properties of semiconductor materials)” by Nelson Jenny

“The physics of Solar Cells(Series on Properties of Semiconductor Materials)” Book Review: This book gives an introduction about the physics of the photovoltaic cell. The book is designed for undergraduates and graduate students. This book covers topics on basic physics of semiconductors in photovoltaic devices, physical models of collar cell operation. The book also discusses the characteristics and design of different types of solar cell. It also discusses the approaches in increasing the solar cell efficiency. The book contains terms and concepts related to solar cell device physics. It also contains physical problems,exercises and worked solutions related to the subject.

12. “Semiconductor Macroatoms: Basics Physics and Quantum-Device Applications” by Fausto Rossi

“Semiconductor Macro Atoms: Basics Physics and Quantum-Device Applications” Book Review: Basic physics of semiconductor macro atoms has been discussed at a nanoscale. Their potential application for building blocks for realization of new generation quantum devices has been discussed. A review is provided on the state-of-the-art fabrication. The characterization of semiconductor quantum dots is present. This is aimed at applying single-electron/exciton devices for quantum information processing and communication. The introductory chapter is on fundamentals of quantum dots. After that, there are particularly written review articles. They give an elaborate picture of this rapidly developing field. Strongly multidisciplinary topics are given. These are state-of-the-art nanofabrication and optical characterization. Other such topics are: microscopic theoretical modeling of nontrivial many-body processes is also discussed. Design and optimization of novel quantum-device architectures is also given.


3. Materials and Processes for Semiconductor Devices

1. “The Science and Engineering of Microelectronic Fabrication” by S Cambell

Book Review: This book is suitable for upper level undergraduate and graduate courses in the field of material processes and semiconductor devices. The book also provides introduction to microfabrication.The book also demonstrates all the unit processes that are used for fabrication of integrated circuits and these include photolithography, plasma, ion implantation, diffusion, oxidation, evaporation and many more. The book also contains topics on rapid thermal processing, lithography, molecular beam epitaxy and others.

2. “VLSI Fabrication Principles” by S K Ghandi

Book Review: This book contains a dedicated chapter on microelectromechanical structures (MEMS) which is the latest area in the field of micro fabrication. The book also covers basics of mechanics, stress occurrence in thin films, mechanical to electrical transduction, MEMS device mechanics, micromachining etching techniques, micromachining process flow, surface micromachining basics and process flow as well as high aspect ratio microsystems technology.

3. “Modular Series and Solid State Devices” by Neudeck

Book Review: This book covers all the advancements in the field of material processes semiconductor devices. The book also covers the basic principles that revolve around the fabrication processes for semiconductor devices along with the integrated circuit chips that are made from silicon and gallium arsenide. The book also explains the criteria for CMOS, MOS, bipolar and FET circuits. The book introduces various technologies separately and then integrates it into complete circuits.

4. “Modular Series and Solid State Devices” by Pierret

Book Review: The book deals with both the quantitative as well as qualitative aspects of semiconductor devices. The book also focuses on silicon based semiconductors that includes the treatment of basic semiconductor properties, quantum mechanics elements, energy band theory, equilibrium carrier statistics, generation processes, drift and diffusion carrier support and many more. This is a good book for self-study for scientists and engineers.

5. “Thin Film Processes” by J L Vossen and W Kern

Book Review: This book very clearly explains the concepts related to thin film deposition as well as etching processes. The book also discusses the processes that describe the literature involved. The book also explains all the details regarding modern thin film techniques. The book also stresses on the practical applications of major thin film deposition and etching processes. The book also helps readers to find out the suitable technology for a particular application.

6. “Semiconductor Devices: Modelling and Technology” by Dasgupta

“Semiconductor Devices: Modelling and Technology” Book Review: The book in discussion deals with various properties and aspects of semiconductor devices. It is recommended to both graduate and postgraduate students along with researchers as well. Focus is on elucidating the underlying concepts and principles of the subject. Special importance is given to circuit simulators such as SPICE software. A variety of topics related to BJTs and MOSFETs are covered. Lasers and heterojunction bipolar transistors are also discussed.

7. “Semiconductor Devices: Physics and Technology” by S M Sze

“Semiconductor Devices: Physics and Technology” Book Review: The book deals with semiconductor devices, their properties and fabrication techniques. It can be of use to students of various domains studying semiconductor physics. The book begins by presenting an overview of semiconductor devices history and recent technological advances. Various semiconductor materials properties are described before diving into classification of semiconductor devices. The book also accounts for the various fabrication technologies for a variety of semiconductor devices.

8. “Semiconductor Physics and Devices” by Donald Neamen and Dhrubes Biswas

“Semiconductor Physics and Devices” Book Review: The main idea of the book is to familiarize the readers with fundamentals and underlying principles of semiconductor devices. It targets students of both undergraduate and graduate level courses of the subject. Quantum theory and quantum mechanics is used as a tool for elucidating semiconductor physics. Various semiconductor devices, their properties and applications are studied.

9. “Physics of Semiconductor Devices” by Kwok K Ng S MSze

“Physics of Semiconductor Devices” Book Review: This is a very good reference book in the field of semiconductor devices. The book focuses on various aspects of the multifaceted subject of semiconductor physics. It can be accessed by students and researchers alike. The underlying semiconductor physics and principles of semiconductor devices are studied. A plethora of semiconductor devices such as bipolar, field-effect, microwave, photonic, sensor devices, special microwave and optoelectronic devices are covered. Readers can also find numerous illustrations and tables of data enabling them to understand the elucidated concepts better. The book has a complete update of the latest developments, three dimensional MOSFETs, MODFETs, tunneling diodes, semiconductor sensors, cascade lasers, single electron transistors, real space transfer devices and many others.

10. “Advanced Theory of Semiconductor Devices” by K Hess

Book Review: This book describes the fundamentals of semiconductor device theory ranging from basic quantum physics to computer aided design. The book also provides a better understanding of computer simulation devices with the help of basic equations and numerical solutions. The book also provides knowledge about devices used in III-V compounds and silicon technology. The book also contains explanation on electronic transport, quantum level laser diodes and hot electron effects in silicon technology. This book is very useful for graduate students, scientists and research engineers in the field of solid state electronics.

11. “Semiconductor Devices: Basic Principles” by Jasprit Singh

Book Review: This book clears various complexities of modern semiconductor devices. The book is completely covered with figures, flowcharts, solved examples and provides a very nice introduction to semiconductor physics and its application to modern devices. The book starts with physical process behind semiconductor devices and explains the concepts of band structure, effective masses, holes, doping, carrier transport, diodes, transistors, detectors, light emitters and many more.

12. “Semiconductor Device-Based Sensors for Gas, Chemical, and Biomedical Applications” by Stephen J Pearton and Fan Ren

“Semiconductor Device-Based Sensors for Gas, Chemical, and Biomedical Applications” Book Review: This book has been designed for B.Tech / M.Tech students studying electrical or electronics engineering. Teachers can also use this book as reference. Research students, PhD students and professionals can also use this book. This book presents the latest research, including original theoretical and experimental work. It also explains how these investigations have translated into applications and products. This book explains GaN-based sensor arrays for quick and reliable medical testing. Optical sensors are also explained in this book. It also discusses wireless remote hydrogen sensing systems. It also explains MOS-based, thin-film, and nanowire-based sensors, Nanomaterial devices, such as the sensors examined in this book. It also explains label-free, sensitive, and selective multiple-detection systems for biological and medical sensing applications.


4. Organic Semiconductors and Devices

1. “Organic Electronics: Materials, Manufacturing and Applications” by Hagen Klauk

Book Review: This book is penned down by the leading scientists and engineers from companies like philips, xerox, infineon, kodak, dupont and many more. The book very nicely deals with the industrial activities thereby resulting in commercialization of organic electronics. The book also covers history, motivation, benefits of various areas of organic electronics.The book also covers the latest advancements done in the field of semiconductor devices.

2. “Physics of Organic Semiconductors” by Wolfgang Bruetting

Book Review: This book demonstrates the physics that lies behind organic semiconductor devices. The book contains basic issues like characterization and growth of thin films in organic semiconductors, properties of materials and their structural interfaces, analysis and modeling of lasers and light emitting organic diodes. This book is suitable for both readers with basic knowledge as well as application oriented audience.

3. “Physics and Technology of Organic Semiconductor Devices” by Marc Baldo Paul W M Blom Antoine Kahn Peter Peumans

Book Review: This book describes the applications of organic semiconductors like thin film transistors, light emitting diodes, solar cells and many more. The book also deals with areas of spintronics, strong semiconductors and others. The book also focuses on the physics of organic semiconductors and explores physics to improve device formation. The book also demonstrates techniques that promotes disorder and localisation.

4. “Optically Induced Nanostructures” by Karsten König and Andreas Ostendorf

“Optically Induced Nanostructures” Book Review: Since nanostructures is a modern discipline for a number of branches of Science a good source of complete information is essential and this book acts as an initial guide to the new tech with introductions to the relevant topics. It also discusses the various applications. The book highlights also the use of modern femtosecond laser microscopes and nanoscopes as novel nanoprocessing tools. Since it is a new technology, this book seems to be the easier source of solution to lack of information.

5. “Handbook of Advanced Lighting Technology” by Robert Karlicek and Ching-Cherng Sun

“Handbook of Advanced Lighting Technology” Book Review: A major handbook that’s a resource for information based on the subject of light source science and technology, with particular focus on solid-state light sources. It also refers to the smart lighting systems. This book comprehensively discusses the basic physical principles and device technologies behind all light source types. The book is divided into 5 sections, the first one being about the physics, materials and device technology. The second section is about the science and technology of solid state batteries. The third section is about driving, sensing and control, and the integration of these different technologies under the concept of smart lighting. Section 4 is about applications and the fifth section is the environmental and economic implications.

6. “Advanced Lasers: Laser Physics and Technology for Applied and Fundamental Science (Springer Series in Optical Sciences)” by Oleksiy Shulika and Igor Sukhoivanov

“Advanced Lasers: Laser Physics and Technology for Applied and Fundamental Science (Springer Series in Optical Sciences)” Book Review: This book is a contribution to the trending physical topics in the field of Lasers. It consists of review type contributions as well as well-researched and documented case studies that help the readers not only gain knowledge, but also give a thought of the possibilities in this area. It also gives a combination of theoretical and practical study for better knowledge along with their individual studies which makes the subject more interesting. The book is quite illustrious therefore giving a complete idea of the subject and how it is applicable in today’s industries.

7. “Diffractive Optics and Nanophotonics: Resolution Below the Diffraction Limit (SpringerBriefs in Physics)” by Igor Minin and Oleg Minin

“Diffractive Optics and Nanophotonics: Resolution Below the Diffraction Limit (SpringerBriefs in Physics)” Book Review: The authors of this informative book discuss the several examples of techniques used to overcome the Abby diffraction limit. The structures used in this textbook can be used in the microwave and THz range. Chapter 1 focuses on the materials that are proposed for subwavelength focusing. Chapter 2 says that at least three different types of photonic crystal lens are possible. Chapter 3 an alternative mechanism to produce photonic jets at Terahertz frequencies using 3D dielectric particles is considered. This book will be a valuable resource for students and researchers working on nanophotonics and sub-wavelength focusing and imaging.

8. “Photonics, Biomedical Photonics, Spectroscopy, and Microscopy” by David L Andrews

“Photonics, Biomedical Photonics, Spectroscopy, and Microscopy” Book Review: This book discusses the underlying physical principles of biomedical photonics, spectroscopy and microscopy along with their introductions. It has a comprehensive coverage on photons. It emphasizes the processes and applications of photons. It deals with the advancing area of modern optics. The book was written by a number of authors and made interesting as the authors are top scientists in their fields. This book is for the graduate-level student in physical sciences, industrial and academic researchers in photonics, graduate students in the area.

9. “Nontraditional Machining Processes: Research Advances” by J Paulo Davim

“Nontraditional Machining Processes: Research Advances” Book Review: Non-traditional machining are the non-conventional machining processes that remove materials with the help of thermal, mechanical, electrical and chemical energies. It covers the recent research and development techniques and processes which focus on achieving high accuracies. It focuses on accurate methods and good surface finishes. It also discusses its applications in automotive, aircraft and mould and die industries. The seven chapters explore recent research into a range of topics including laser assisted manufacturing, abrasive water jet milling and hybrid processes. This book is good for students and researchers to understand the processes practically.

10. “Laser-Assisted Microtechnology (Springer Series in Materials Science)” by Simeon M Metev and Vadim P Veiko

“Laser-Assisted Microtechnology (Springer Series in Materials Science)” Book Review: The book introduces the principles and techniques of laser-assisted microtechnology. The experimental and theoretical physico-chemical basis of every technological process is presented in detail. The capabilities of the technological methods as well as the optimum conditions for their realization are discussed. This is a new method for direct 3D-micro structuring of solids, with a number of potential applications.


5. High Power Semiconductor Devices

1. “Physics of Semiconductor Devices” by S M Sze

“Physics of Semiconductor Devices” Book Review: The book can be a classic reference to the very important field of physics. This is the third edition of this book and yet it hasn’t failed to provide readers with the knowledge on advanced device concepts. It is designed for undergraduate students but also can be used as a reference book for research. It has successfully included the discussion on new devices such as MODFETs, semiconductor sensors, single-electron transistors and many more like them.

2. “Fundamentals of Power Semiconductor Devices” by B Jayant Baliga

Book Review: This book provides in depth information about the physics of operation of power semiconductor devices that are used in the field of power electronics. The book also demonstrates the analytical models that explain the operation of all the power semiconductor devices. The book also focuses on silicon devices, unique attributes and design requirements for silicon devices.

3. “Physics of Semiconductor Devices” by J P Colinge and ‎C A Colinge

Book Review: This book deals with the physics of semiconductor devices thereby covering topics like energy band theory, gradual MOSFET channel model, MOSFET short channel effects, low dimensional devices and single electron transistors. Mathematical developments are also described in depth. The book also contains a list of problems that exemplify the theoretical concepts and tests the understanding of the reader.

4. “Semiconductor Laser Engineering, Reliability and Diagnostics A Practical Approach to High Power and Single Mode Devices” by Peter W Epperlein

“Semiconductor Laser Engineering, Reliability and Diagnostics: A Practical Approach to High Power and Single Mode Devices” Book Review: The book has chosen an altogether different approach of writing the text containing practical design guidelines. It also presents a detailed discussion on the fundamentals of the applied approaches and techniques, diagnostic investigations of diode lasers and may more. The topics covered are in depth and can make it very easy for the students to master that topic.

5. “Semiconductor Device Fundamentals” by Robert F Pierret

“Semiconductor Device Fundamentals” Book Review: The book deals with semiconductor devices and their properties. It is recommended to students of various fields studying these devices. The book is about the rapid growth in the industry of semiconductors and explains the fundamentals of semiconductors.The book is of a great use to the newcomers to this field as it involves a lot of basic terminologies and explains them in depth with perfect pictorial representation wherever required. It also tries to give a detailed insight about internal workings of building blocks. It also presents a variety of other devices such as LEDs, HBTs, solar cells, etc. The book begins by introducing the readers to the basics of semiconductors and their fabrication techniques. Further, the book proceeds to talk about various properties and characteristics of PN junction diode such as electrostatics, small signal admittance, transient response and optoelectronic diodes. Emphasis is laid on various junction diodes and largely bipolar junction transistors (BJTs). Field effect devices such as J-FET and MOSFET are also studied.
6. “Nitride Semiconductors and Devices” by Hadis Morkoa Hadis Morkoc

“Nitride Semiconductors and Devices” Book Review: The book addresses the important class of semiconductor. The book also describes how semiconductors are used in different modern devices and also underlies blue lasers. It succinctly treats structural, electrical and optical properties of nitrides and the substrates on which they are deposited, band structures of nitrides, optical processes, deposition and fabrication technologies, light-emitting diodes, and lasers. Its text is easily understood with the help of different tables and pictures provided.

7. “High-Speed Semiconductor Devices” by Sze Simon M

“High-Speed Semiconductor Devices” Book Review: The book tries to explain physical principles and operational characteristics of semiconductors. It is designed for advanced level students as well as for scientists and for people involved in research. The chapter distribution is done very smartly which starts to cover material properties, advanced technologies and novel device building blocks. The chapters are backed by short summaries which are very useful and helpful. It also presents discussion about the future device trends in this field.

8. “Analysis and Simulation of Semiconductor Devices” by S Selberherr

“Analysis and Simulation of Semiconductor Devices” Book Review: The book tries to enlighten the new inventions in the upcoming field semiconductors. It also presents fundamental topics about semiconductors and helps the beginners to understand semiconductors well. There are some topics covered in depth which will help a lot to the students at beginners level viz.DESSIS, MEDICI, PISCES, etc. It also has an up to date information on mobility and recombination models.

9. “Theory of Semiconductor Quantum Devices: Microscopic Modeling and Simulation Strategies” by Rossi Fausto Rossi

“Theory of Semiconductor Quantum Devices: Microscopic Modeling and Simulation Strategies” Book Review: The book tries to compile the research and case studies of the last 20 years and explains it to the readers, so that they can master a topic. It will cover topics like quantum-cascade laser sources and detectors, optoelectronic nanodevices, semiconductor-based quantum logic gates and many more using a very basic language. The main aim of this book is to present the cohesive description about this huge field.

10. “Nitride Semiconductor Devices Fundamentals and Applications” by Hadis Morkoc

“Nitride Semiconductor Devices Fundamentals and Applications” Book Review: The main motto of this book is to provide a clear picture about the necessary basics of semiconductor. It is designed for beginners and leads them to learn about the fundamentals and hence to gain knowledge about new technologies in the field. It is divided into chapters and the chapters contain topics like optical processes, semiconductor lasers, field effect transistors, the p-n junction and many more.


6. Special Semiconductor Devices

1. “Complete Guide to Semiconductor Devices” by Kwok K Ng

Book Review: The book presents information about semiconductor devices, basic components of integrated circuits. The book identifies 74 major devices and more than 200 variations of these devices. Every device in the book is discussed in detail which includes history, structure, characteristics and applications. The book also reflects the recent developments in the field of semiconductor devices. This book is very useful for graduates, practitioners and researchers who need access to basic information. This book is also of great value to salespeople, lawyers and people associated with semiconductor industry.

2. “Physics of Semiconductor Devices” by S M Sze

“Physics of Semiconductor Devices” Book Review: This book presents the basic underlying principles of the important semiconductor devices used nowadays. It also provides an analysis of performance characteristics of future devices along with their limitations. This edition also covers the latest developments in devices like 3D MOSFETs, MODFETs, quantum-cascade lasers, real-space transfer devices, semiconductor sensors, single-electron transistors, resonant-tunneling diodes, etc. With exercise problems given at the end of each chapter and plenty of illustrations and examples to learn from, this book is ideal for students, teachers, research scientists, and engineers.

3. “Semiconductor Power Devices” by S K Ghandhi
4. “Modern Power Devices” by B J Baliga

“Modern Power Devices” Book Review: This book offers an extensive coverage of the physics, design, and fabrication technology of power devices. All the chapters cover the basics of device operation and their electrical characteristics, fabrication technology, and a detailed breakdown of the device physics. Readers can obtain a thorough understanding of the physics involved by the detailed analytical solutions provided for their benefit. The book is suitable for training students and engineers.

5. “Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices” by P Bhattacharya

“Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices” Book Review: The book demonstrates the topic of semiconductor optoelectronic devices and the book also provides a proper organization 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.

6. “Semiconductor Fabrication: Technology and Metrology (Astm Special Technical Publication// Stp)” by D C Gupta

“Semiconductor Fabrication: Technology and Metrology (Astm Special Technical Publication// Stp)” Book Review: This book explains the fabrication techniques and methods associated with semiconductors. The text essentially covers silicon crystal growth, micro contamination, fabrication technology, epitaxial deposition techniques, metallization, and interconnects. An extended discussion on Gettering control charts, standards, specifications, and material defects. This book is suitable for students, researchers or professionals working in the semiconductor industry.

7. “Special Defects in Semiconducting Materials (Solid State Phenomena)” by R P Agarwala

“Special Defects in Semiconducting Materials” Book Review: This book presents a comprehensive, yet concise, coverage of the different types of defects present in semiconducting materials. The book delves into point defects, defect-assisted diffusion, and oxygen and hydrogen impurity defects in detail. Advanced topics like metal impurity additions, metastable defects, and magnetic hyperfine interaction of deep donors in compound semiconductors are also dealt with in detail.

8. “Advanced Physics of Electron Transport in Semiconductors and Nanostructures (Graduate Texts in Physics)” by Massimo V Fischetti and William G Vandenberghe

“Advanced Physics of Electron Transport in Semiconductors and Nanostructures” Book Review: This book presents a comprehensive introduction to electronic transport in solids, putting special emphasis on the nanometer scale. Fundamentals of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, Hamiltonian classical mechanics, and condensed matter theory are also provided. The book encompasses crucial topics like – Energy bands in crystals; Electron scattering with phonons, plasmons, electrons and photons; Second quan­tization and elementary excitations in solids; Derivation of transport equations in semiconductors and semiconductor nanostructures at the quantum and semi-classical levels; and Dielectric properties of semicon­ductors focusing on dielectric screening and coupled interfacial modes. A numerical treatment and theoretical analysis of plane-wave methods, empirical pseudopotentials and DFT, applied to electronic structure of solids is also included. A discussion on the transport equations derived for both quantum, i.e. Liouville-von Neumann equation, and semi-classical picture, i.e. Boltzmann transport equation is provided along with their transition mechanism too. This book is intended for researchers, professionals working in the nano-/micro-electronics industry, and second-year graduate students in physics, electrical engineer­ing, or materials science.

9. “High Tc Superconductors and Related Transition Metal Oxides” by Annette Bussmann-Holder and Hugo Keller

“High Tc Superconductors and Related Transition Metal Oxides” Book Review: This book offers 30 theoretical and experimental articles focused on the recent advancements in the field of high temperature superconductivity. A portion of the book also deals with ferroelectricity and their applications. Reputed experts in this field have helped contribute to this book.

10. “Spectral Methods in Surface Superconductivity” by Søren Fournais

“Spectral Methods in Surface Superconductivity” Book Review: This book explores the nonlinear Ginzburg–Landau functional to study superconductivity in detail. A concise introduction to spectral theory techniques and partial differential equations is also provided. The book also provides a complete breakdown of the two-dimensional Ginzburg–Landau functional cases with a sufficiently large parameter kappa in the presence of a strong magnetic field. It also includes a thorough treatment of three-dimensional cases along with an overview of all nonstandard material as well as important semi-classical techniques in spectral theory involved in the nonlinear study of superconductivity. This book is intended for students and researchers with graduate-level knowledge of functional analysis, spectral theory, and the analysis of partial differential equations.

11. “An Introduction to the Physics and Electrochemistry of Semiconductors: Fundamentals and Applications” by Maheshwar Sharon

“An Introduction to the Physics and Electrochemistry of Semiconductors: Fundamentals and Applications” Book Review: This book is designed for undergraduates, graduates, and research scholars of electrical, electronics. And also for students of embedded systems, computer engineering. The required topics are starting from the fundamentals of the physics of semiconductors and of electrochemistry needed for understanding the intricacy of the subject of photovoltaic solar cells. It also includes photoelectrochemical (PEC) solar cells. The book provides the basic concepts of semiconductors. Later it focuses on p: n junctions, PEC solar cells, electrochemistry of semiconductors, and photochromism.

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