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flat-band voltage, VFB  refers to MOS devices, a voltage at which there is no electrical charge in the semiconductor and, therefore, no voltage drop across it; in band diagram the energy bands of the semiconductor are horizontal (flat).
ideal MOS  "ideal" MOS (Metal Oxide Semiconductor) is a structure for which it is assumed that: (i) there is no work function difference between metal gate and semiconductor, (ii) there is no charge at the semiconductor-oxide interface, and (iii) there is no charge in the oxide; all this means that with no voltage applied to the gate, energy bands in the MOS structure are horizontal, or flat; any departure from the "ideal" condition will change potential distribution across the structure.
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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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