2. Historical Background

  1. Leonard J. Brillson Prof.

Published Online: 28 DEC 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9783527665709.ch2

Surfaces and Interfaces of Electronic Materials

Surfaces and Interfaces of Electronic Materials

How to Cite

Brillson, L. J. (2010) Historical Background, in Surfaces and Interfaces of Electronic Materials, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527665709.ch2

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Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 DEC 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 MAR 2010

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Print ISBN: 9783527409150

Online ISBN: 9783527665709

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Keywords:

  • rectifying semiconductor contacts;
  • photodiodes;
  • transistors;
  • quantum wells;
  • lasers;
  • triboelectricity;
  • photoelectric effect;
  • microelectronic;
  • optoelectronic;
  • photolithography;
  • dopants;
  • quantum dots;
  • work function;
  • float zone;
  • liquid phase epitaxy;
  • molecular beam epitaxy;
  • surface states;
  • chemical reaction;
  • Schottky barrier;
  • heat of interface reaction;
  • defect;
  • scanning tunneling microscopy;
  • atomic force microscopy;
  • ballistic electron energy microscopy;
  • sensors;
  • photomultipliers;
  • light emitters;
  • surface science;
  • nanoscale techniques

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Contact Electrification and the Development of Solid-State Concepts

  • High-Purity Semiconductor Crystals

  • Development of the Transistor

  • The Surface Science Era

  • Advances in Crystal Growth Techniques

  • Future Electronics