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single-crystal, single-crystal material  crystalline solid in which atoms are arranged following specific pattern throughout the entire piece of material; i.e., long-range order exists throughout (not only within limited in volume grains); often referred to as a mono-crystal; in general, s.c. material features superior electronic and photonic properties as compared to multicrystalline, polyscrystalline and amorphous materials, but is more expensive; all high-performance semiconductor electronic and photonic devices are fabricated using single-crystal substrates; trade-off between performance and cost.

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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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