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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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multicrystalline material  just like polycrystalline material maintains long-range order only within limited in volume grains; it differs from polycrystalline material in that the grains(i)in m.c. material are larger and (ii)are typically significantly expanded along the direction of solidification (z direction); also m.c material is in the form of wafers cut out of the ingot rather than thin-films; rarely used in device manufacturing until multi-crystalline Si was found to offer advantegous cost vs. efficiency relationship in solar cell technology.
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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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