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quasi-Fermi level  concept of quasi-Fermi level (quasi-Fermi energy) has no direct thermodynamic interpretation; different for electrons and holes; this concept is used in the description of the excess carrier distribution when external potential is applied to semiconductor and Fermi potential can not be used to describe the distributions of both electrons and holes.
Fermi level  energy level in solids at which the Fermi-Dirac distribution function is equal to 0.5.
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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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