Insights in Semiconductor Device Research

In this talk I will discuss some of the problems in Semiconductor Device research I pursued, focussing on the insights gained. The first example would be a critical question I asked which led to the transformation of minority carrier transport equations. I explain how they can be used to solve a variety of problems, including non-quasi-static problems. Two insightful dimensionless constants were introduced. The first one is the Ki number which embeds all the essential bulk transport properties and the second one is the Sf number which embeds all the essential surface transport properties. The transformed equations can also be used to solve with the inclusion of non-thermal generation of carriers as in Solar cells.