A compilation of articles in encyclopedic format of pertinent aspects in the field of semiconductors taken from original material specifically written for the Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, 3rd Edition. There are 37 entries written by leading authorities from industry, universities and research insititutes. An indispensable reference for scientists and engineers in the fields of circuits and networks, digital circuits, communication and magnetics. This is a recently published group of articles on Semiconductors, Amorphous and Semiconductors, Organic from Kirk-Othmer along with articles on related subjects and materials. Also includes units and conversion factors, abbreviations and CAS Registry Numbers for all substances. Thorough index provided.