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With over 2000 terms defined and explained, Semiconductor Glossary is the most complete reference in the field of semiconductors on the market today.


Including some 500 new terms defined and remaining terms updated and modified, a 2nd edition book version of this glossary is now available.

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single-crystal, single-crystal material  crystalline solid in which atoms are arranged following specific pattern throughout the entire piece of material; i.e., long-range order exists throughout (not only within limited in volume grains); often referred to as a mono-crystal; in general, s.c. material features superior electronic and photonic properties as compared to multicrystalline, polyscrystalline and amorphous materials, but is more expensive; all high-performance semiconductor electronic and photonic devices are fabricated using single-crystal substrates; trade-off between performance and cost.

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Jerzy Ruzyllo is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Penn State University.

This book gives a complete account of semiconductor engineering covering semiconductor properties, semiconductor materials, semiconductor devices and their uses, process technology, fabrication processes, and semiconductor materials and process characterization.

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