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The story of semiconductors

Author: John Wilfred Orton
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is unique in describing the historical development of semiconductor devices and their applications to human needs. It describes these developments in human terms and can be enjoyed by  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Wilfred Orton
ISBN: 9780199559107 0199559104 9780198530831 0198530838
OCLC Number: 780642940
Notes: Izvirna izd. l. 2004.
Description: XII, 510 str., [10] str. pril. : ilustr., portr. ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Perspectives: The 'Information Age' ; 2. The Cat's Whiskers: First applications, early days ; 3. Minority Rule: The transistor, band structure ; 4. Silicon, Silicon and Yet More Silicon ; 5. The Compound Challenge: Light emitting devices, microwaves ; 6. Low Dimensional Structures: Mesoscopic, electronic, optical devices ; 7. Let There Be Light: Laser diodes ; 8. Communicating with Light: Fibre optics, photodetectors ; 9. Semiconductors in the Infra-Red: Quantum wells, superlattices and other modern wonders ; 10. Polycrystalline and Amorphous Semiconductors: Solar cells, liquid crystal displays
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