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Silicon, Silicon, and yet more Silicon

John Orton

in The Story of Semiconductors

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199559107
eISBN:
9780191712975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559107.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

This chapter describes the establishment of silicon as the dominant semiconductor in modern electronics. Not only was it the preferred material for the manufacture of integrated circuits, but also ... More


The Story of Semiconductors

John W. Orton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199559107
eISBN:
9780191712975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559107.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

This book provides an overview of the fascinating spectrum of semiconductor physics, devices, and applications, presented from a historical perspective. It covers the subject from its inception in ... More


Electronic Devices

John Orton and Tom Foxon

in Molecular Beam Epitaxy: A Short History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199695829
eISBN:
9780191748844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695829.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Electronic devices grown by MBE include HEMTs (high electron mobility transistors), HBTs (heterojunction bipolar transistors) and Hall effect devices. HEMTs have been made in AlGaAs/GaAs, ... More


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