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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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quantum device  semiconductor device which operation is based on quantum effects.
quantum well  semiconductor heterostructure fabricated to implement quantum effects in electronic and photonic applications; typically an ultra-thin layer of narrower bandgap semiconductor is sandwiched between two layers of larger bandgap semiconductor; realized using III-V semiconductors,e.g. GaAs and AlxGa1-xAs; electrons and holes are free to move in the direction perpendicular to the crystal growth direction, but not in the direction of crystal growth, hence, are 2-dimensionally "confined" and display characteristics distinctly different than in the "open" 3-dimensional crystal.
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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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