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scattering  process responsible for electron in a certain state, defined by its crystal momentum, suddenly moving into a different state; result of interactions with host atoms in the lattice, dopant atoms, as well defects; fundamental effect defining electron transport in semiconductor; in a way scattering can be seen as a "collision" during which species do not come to physical contact.
mobility  important parameter defining transport of free charge carriers in semiconductor, and hence, semiconductor's conductivity; proportionality factor between semiconductor conductivity and concentration of charge carriers; different for different semiconductors due to the difference in the effective nass of charge carriers in different semiconductors; higher for electrons than holes due to lower effective mass.
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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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