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Brillson releases, "An Essential Guide to Electronic Material Surfaces and Interfaces"

A new book published by ECE professor and Center for Materials Research Scholar Leonard Brillson is focused on advancing student interest in the science of electronics at the atomic scale.

His new book, "An Essential Guide to Electronic Material Surfaces and Interfaces," is officially set for release in July through Wiley publications. It is an introductory-to-intermediate level textbook suitable for students of physics, electrical engineering, materials science, and other disciplines.

Brillson not only offers an extensive  background in teaching electrical and computer engineering at Ohio State, he also shares a dual role as a physics professor.

"It is essential reading for any student or professional engaged in surface and interface research, semiconductor processing, or electronic device design," the publishers explain. "The book includes a streamlined yet comprehensive introduction that covers the basic physical properties of electronic materials, the experimental techniques used to measure them, and the theoretical methods used to understand, predict, and design them."

Starting with the fundamental electronic properties of semiconductors and electrical measurements of semiconductor interfaces, the text introduces students to the importance of characterizing and controlling macroscopic electrical properties by atomic-scale techniques.

Following chapters then present the full range of surface and interface techniques now being used to characterize electronic, optical, chemical, and structural properties of electronic materials, including semiconductors, insulators, nanostructures, and organics.

"The essential physics and chemistry underlying each technique is described in sufficient depth for students to master the fundamental principles, with numerous examples to illustrate the strengths and limitations for specific applications," Wiley reports. "This textbook fills a gap in the existing literature for an entry-level course that provides the physical properties, experimental techniques, and theoretical methods essential for students and professionals to understand and participate in solid-state electronics, physics, and materials science research."