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Shining a Light on Semiconductors

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Science  18 Mar 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5716, pp. 1724
DOI: 10.1126/science.1108867

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The Story of Semiconductors. By John Orton. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. 522 pp. $54.50, £35. ISBN 0-19-853083-8.

Surveying the physics, devices, and applications of semiconductors, Orton offers a historical perspective that highlights interactions among research, industry, and consumer demands.