PHY 598 (Venables) Sect B3

Notes for PHY 598 Sect B3

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Lecture notes in preparation by John A. Venables.

B3. Metals and Oxides in Contact with Semiconductors

In this lecture, I have covered various models of metals in contact with semiconductors, and of oxide layers on semiconductors, and have tried to indicate why such issues are important for device structures. Models in this field have been extremely contentious, so sometimes one has felt that little progress has been made. However, recent developments and new experimental techniques have shed considerable light on what is happening.

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