New Insulators Devices and Radiation Effects, Volume 3
English | 1 edition | February 25, 1999 | ISBN-10: 0444818014 | 964 pages | PDF | 50,3 Mb
Silicon technology today forms the basis of a world-wide, multi-billion dollar component industry. The reason for this expansion can be found not only in the physical properties of silicon but also in the unique properties of the silicon-silicon dioxide interface. However, silicon devices are still subject to undesired electrical phenomena called "instabilities".
These are due mostly to the imperfect nature of the insulators used, to the not-so-perfect silicon-insulator interface and to the generation of defects and ionization phenomena caused by radiation.