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series resistance  resistance in semiconductor device in the direction of current flow; typically resistance associated with limited conductivity of semiconductor itself, e.g. resistance of the bulk of semiconductor wafer in the case current flows from the top to back surface of the wafer.
ohmic contact  metal-semiconductor contact with very low resistance independent of applied voltage (may be represented by constant resistance); to form an "ohmic" contact metal and semiconductor must be selected such that there is no potential barrier formed at the interface (or potential barrier is so thin that charge carriers can readily tunnel through it).
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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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