Synopses & Reviews
Semiconductors can exhibit electrical instabilities like current runaway, threshold switching, current filamentation, or oscillations, when they are driven far from thermodynamic equilibrium. This book presents a coherent theoretical des- cription of such cooperative phenomena induced by generation and recombination processes of charge carriers in semicon- ductors.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction.- Bistability of Homogeneous Steady States.- Small Fluctuations from the Homogeneous Steady State.- Stationary Transverse Spatial Structures.- Stability of Transverse Spatial Structures.- Self-Sustained Oscillations and Chaos.- References.- Subject Index.