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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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strain, biaxial,  strain in the crystal lattice along two axes typically perpendicular to each other.
strained film  ultra-thin layer of single-crystal material epitaxially grown on the substrate featuring different lattice constant; pseudomorphic material; difference in lattice constant causes lattice of the deposited film to be severely strained; effective mass of electrons in strained material is reduced, and hence, their mobility is higher than in the relaxed material.
strain, uniaxial,  strain in the crystal lattice created predominantly in one direction; e.g. along the length of channel in CMOS gate.
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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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