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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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intrinsic Fermi level  Fermi level in an intrinsic semiconductor; located not exactly in the center of the energy gap because of the different effective mass of electron and hole.
Fermi level  energy level in solids at which the Fermi-Dirac distribution function is equal to 0.5.
effective mass  effective mass of electrons and holes in semiconductor is defined taking into account forces exerted on the carriers by the atoms in the given crystal; different in different semiconductors, hence, mobility of charge carriers is different in different semiconductors.
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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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