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Wurtzite structure  hexagonal closed-packed crystallographic structure; while most semiconductors of interest crystallize following cubic struture, some, most notably nitrides (e.g. AlN, BN, GaN) and certain polytypes of SiC, crystalize following Wurtzite structure.
cubic system  one out of seven unit cells in crystallography; includes simple cubic cell, body-centered (BCC), and face-centered cell (FCC); most of key semiconductors crystallize following FCC lattice.

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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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