Semiconductors are indispensible in electronics. So here are 7 free ebooks that will help you understand the basics to the principles of semiconductors – the soul of electronics. Bonne reading!
1. Britney Spears’ Guide to Semiconductor Physics
Author: Carl Hepburn
No its not a joke, its a little known fact, that Britney Spears is a semiconductor physics expert. This book will take you through the fundamentals of the vital components of semiconductor laser that have made it possible to hear her super music in a digital format.
2. Optical Properties of Semiconductors
Author: Jerome Faist
This text gives a broad overview of the basic physical processes that govern the interaction between the light and semiconductor. The goal was to show the richness of the topic and to show the thread connecting the original research of the sixties and today’s literature.
3. Semiconductor Technologies
Author: Jan Grym
Semiconductor technologies continue to evolve and amaze us. New materials, new structures, new manufacturing tools, and new advancements in modelling and simulation form a breeding ground for novel high performance electronic and photonic devices. This book covers all aspects of semiconductor technology concerning materials, technological processes, and devices, including their modelling, design, integration, and manufacturing.
4. Optical properties of semiconductor nanostructures: decoherence versus quantum control
Author: Ulrich Hohenester
Optical spectroscopy and quantum control of semiconductor quantum dots has become a vivid field of research. This book reviews the recent progress in theory and experiments is reviewed, with emphasis on theoretical and computational concepts.
5. Quantum Transport in Semiconductor Nanostructures
Author: C.W.J. Beenakker, H. van Houten
This book is self-contained account of three novel transport regimes in semiconductor nanostructures. It talks about the experimental and theoretical developments in this field.
6. Principles of Semiconductor Devices
Author: Bart Van Zeghbroeck
The purpose of this textbook is to explore the internal behavior of semiconductor devices, so that we can understand the relation between the device geometry and material parameters on one hand and the resulting electrical characteristics on the other hand. This textbook provides the link between the physics of semiconductors and the design of electronic circuits. The material covered in this text is therefore required to successfully design CMOS-based integrated circuits.
7. Microelectronic Devices and Circuits
Author: Clifton G. Fonstad
Combining semiconductor device physics and modeling with electronic circuit analysis and practice in a single sophomore/junior level microelectronics course, this textbook offers an integrated approach so students can truly understand the interaction between semiconductor physics, device structure, and integrated circuit design and operation.
Author is a Senior Correspondent at EFY.