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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.


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nanotechnology, new generation  scientific and technical solutions which will allow progress in atomic-level manipulation of materials geared primarily toward continued improvement in the performance of digital (computational) systems; will be needed once all means and ways of “conventional nanotechnology” will be fully exploited; represents “bottom-up” approach to device processing; explores any system existing in nature that is potentially capable of a binary state which can then be converted into electronic “on” and “off” state; e.g. spin of an electron, properties of selected molecules and molecular systems, etc.; also explores nano-scale material configurations which can be potentially used to reproduce transistor switching action; e.g. carbon and silicon nanotubes and nanowires, quantum dots, etc.; from the point of view of computational functions “new generation nanotechnology” does not offer winning solutions yet, but evolution of this very broad scientific and technical domain will certainly bring about spectacular progress in many other aspects of human endeavor.
bottom-up processing  way of building functional structures on semiconductor substrates which relies on self-assembly of molecules and self-patterning taking place at the surface of the substrate.
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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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