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Physics of Radiofrequency Capacitive Discharge

V. P. Savinov
May 21, 2018

This book describes the physical mechanism of high-frequency (radio-frequency) capacitive discharge (RFCD) of low and medium pressure and the properties of discharge plasma in detail. The main properties and characteristics of RFCD, the features of electric breakdown in a high-frequency field are...

Functional Materials and Electronics

Jiabao Yi, Sean Li
May 15, 2018

This informative book focuses on newly developed functional materials and their applications for electronic and spintronic devices. Electronic devices have become a part of our daily modern life, involving mobile phones, data storage, computers, and satellites, and there is relentless growth in...

Power Devices for Efficient Energy Conversion

Gourab Majumdar, Ikunori Takata
April 09, 2018

The growth of power electronics, centering on inverters and converters as its key system topology, has accelerated recently due to the demand for efficient power conversion. This growth has also been backed up by several evolutionary changes and breakthroughs achieved in the areas of power...

Quantum Waveguide in Microcircuits

Jian-Bai Xia, Duan-Yang Liu, Wei-Dong Sheng
December 08, 2017

Moore's Law predicts that the degree of microprocessor integration of circuits would double every 18 months in DRAM. Although the scaling of microelectronic circuit elements still follows Moore's Law, the unit density of power consumption becomes unacceptable. Therefore, on one hand, people develop...

Characterisation of Soft Magnetic Materials Under Rotational Magnetisation

Stanislaw Zurek
November 20, 2017

The book presents practical aspects related to the measurement of rotational power loss in soft magnetic materials. The book furthermore focuses on practical aspects of performing such measurements, the associated difficulties as well as solutions to the most common problems. Numerous practical...

Integrated Nanodevice and Nanosystem Fabrication: Breakthroughs and Alternatives

Simon Deleonibus
November 14, 2017

Since its invention, the integrated circuit has necessitated new process modules and numerous architectural changes to improve application performances, power consumption, and cost reduction. Silicon CMOS is now well established to offer the integration of several tens of billions of devices on a...

Handbook of GaN Semiconductor Materials and Devices

Wengang (Wayne) Bi, Haochung (Henry) Kuo, Peicheng Ku, Bo Shen
October 18, 2017

This book addresses material growth, device fabrication, device application, and commercialization of energy-efficient white light-emitting diodes (LEDs), laser diodes, and power electronics devices. It begins with an overview on basics of semiconductor materials, physics, growth and...

Conjugated Objects: Developments, Synthesis, and Applications

Atsushi Nagai, Koji Takagi
October 18, 2017

Conjugated Objects: Development, Synthesis, and Application contains 17 chapters written by young researchers and contains current trends in pi-conjugated systems for application in broad research areas such as design of unique pi-conjugation, catalysts, self-assembly, charge transfer...

Josephson Junctions: History, Devices, and Applications

Edward L. Wolf, Gerald B. Arnold, Michael A. Gurvitch, John F. Zasadzinski
August 08, 2017

This book summarizes the history and present status and applications of Josephson junctions. These devices are leading elements in superconducting electronics and provide state-of-the-art performance in detection of small magnetic fields and currents, in several digital computing methods, and in...

Gallium Nitride Power Devices

Hongyu Yu, Tianli Duan
June 27, 2017

GaN is considered the most promising material candidate in next-generation power device applications, owing to its unique material properties, for example, bandgap, high breakdown field, and high electron mobility. Therefore, GaN power device technologies are listed as the top priority to be...

The MOCVD Challenge: A survey of GaInAsP-InP and GaInAsP-GaAs for photonic and electronic device applications, Second Edition

Manijeh Razeghi
June 14, 2017

Written by one of the driving forces in the field, The MOCVD Challenge is a comprehensive review covering GaInAsP–InP, GaInAsP–GaAs, and related material for electronic and photonic device applications. These III-V semiconductor compounds have been used to realize the electronic, optoelectronic,...

Materials Aspect of Thermoelectricity

Ctirad Uher
November 21, 2016

In recent years, novel families of materials have been discovered and significant improvements in classical thermoelectric materials have been made. Thermoelectric generators are now being used to harvest industrial heat waste and convert it into electricity. This is being utilized in communal...

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