Physics and Properties of Narrow Gap Semiconductors

  • Junhao Chu
  • Arden Sher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Pages 1-17
  3. Pages 19-150
  4. Pages 151-237
  5. Pages 239-383
  6. Pages 385-505
  7. Pages 507-597
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 599-605

About this book


Narrow gap semiconductors obey the general rules of semiconductor science, but often exhibit extreme features of these rules because of the same properties that produce their narrow gaps. Consequently, these materials provide sensitive tests of theory, and the opportunity for the design of innovative devices. For example, narrow gap semiconductors are the most important materials for the preparation of advanced modern infrared systems.

In this book, the authors offer clear descriptions of crystal growth and the fundamental structure and properties of these unique materials. Topics covered include band structure, optical and transport properties, and lattice vibrations and spectra. Physics and Properties of Narrow Gap Semiconductors helps readers to understand semiconductor physics and related areas of materials science and how they relate to advanced opto-electronic devices.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Junhao Chu
    • 1
  • Arden Sher
    • 2
  1. 1.Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics200083China
  2. 2.Stanford UniversityMenlo ParkUSA

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