Praise for the First Edition

"The book goes beyond the usual textbook in that it provides more specific examples of real-world defect physics … an easy reading, broad introductory overview of the field"
Materials Today

"… well written, with clear, lucid explanations …"
―Chemistry World

This revised edition provides the most complete, up-to-date coverage of the fundamental knowledge of semiconductors, including a new chapter that expands on the latest technology and applications of semiconductors. In addition to inclusion of additional chapter problems and worked examples, it provides more detail on solid-state lighting (LEDs and laser diodes). The authors have achieved a unified overview of dopants and defects, offering a solid foundation for experimental methods and the theory of defects in semiconductors.

Matthew D. McCluskey is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Materials Science Program at Washington State University (WSU), Pullman, Washington. He received a Physics Ph.D. from the University of California (UC), Berkeley.

Eugene E. Haller is a professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He received a Ph.D. in Solid State and Applied Physics from the University of Basel, Switzerland.

chapter 1|28 pages

Semiconductor Basics

chapter 2|20 pages

Defect Classifications

chapter 3|18 pages

Interfaces and Devices

chapter 4|30 pages

Crystal Growth and Doping

chapter 5|32 pages

Electronic Properties

chapter 6|32 pages

Vibrational Properties

chapter 7|32 pages

Optical Properties

chapter 8|28 pages

Thermal Properties

chapter 9|26 pages

Electrical Measurements

chapter 10|30 pages

Optical Spectroscopy

chapter 11|28 pages

Particle-Beam Methods

chapter 12|24 pages

Microscopy and Structural Characterization