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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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electron spin, spin  electron spin is an inherent property of electrons; binary in nature (spin s = 1/2 or s = -1/2 only); this property of electron is exploited in the new generation of digital semiconductor devices (spintronics)in which electron's spin rather than its charge control device operation.
spintronics  scientific and technical domain focused on using electron's spin, not its charge, to implement memory effect in electronic devices; idea is based on the inherent binarity of spin states; spins can only be aligned up or down.
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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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