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Hot Carriers in Semiconductors

David K Ferry


This research and reference text provides up-to-date coverage of the latest research on hot carriers in semiconductors, with a focus on the background, theoretical approaches, measurements and physical understanding required to engage with the field. It equips researchers transitioning from optics to hot carrier solar cells to fully understand the role of hot carriers in semiconductors. Pitched at an introductory level, this is an essential reference text for researchers, a core text for graduate courses in hot carrier phenomena, and valuable supplementary reading for first year graduate courses in quantum mechanics, condensed matter physics, solid-state electronics and photovoltaics. 

Key Features: 

  • Provides up-to-date coverage of hot carriers in semiconductors  

  • Focuses on the background, theoretical approaches, measurements and understanding of the physics  

  • Includes examples of experiments and applications of theoretical approaches  

  • Fills a gap for a comprehensive and up-to-date book with modern interpretations of observed phenomena  

  • Provides a comprehensive introduction for researchers, and acts as a core text for graduate courses in hot carrier phenomena 

About Editors

David K Ferry is a Regents' Professor Emeritus in the School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the Institute of Physics (UK). Professor Ferry researches nanostructure devices and quantum transport and has published more than 700 refereed journal articles. 

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Paperback ISBN: 9780750339452

Ebook ISBN: 9780750339476

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-3947-6

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing


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