From the reviews: "Kasap and Capper put together a broad coverage of electronic and photonic materials, starting from fundamentals and building up to advanced topics and applications. Additional topics include practical applications, details on experimental techniques, tables of equations, and the properties of materials. The book provides an accessible treatment of the subject matter for graduate students and researchers." (Materials Today, Vol. 10 (1-2), January-February, 2007) "This book is an invaluable source of systematized knowledge regarding the materials used in electronics and photonics. … The book has 900 figures and 150 tables to support the information it supplies in a straightforward manner. … the handbook is a useful tool for anybody working in electronics and photonics. The entire handbook is also available on a CD that is included with the print publication." (Mircea Dragoman, Optics and Photonics News, April, 2007)
Electronic materials are a truly interdisciplinary subject that encompasses a number of traditional disciplines such as materials science, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics and chemistry. This unique handbook provides broad coverage of a wide range of electronic and photonic materials, starting from fundamentals and building up to advanced topics and applications. Its wide coverage, with clear illustrations and applications and its chapter sequencing and logical flow, make this a very useful and 'useable' handbook. Each chapter has been prepared either by expert researchers or instructors who have been teaching the subject at a university or in corporate laboratories. Unlike other handbooks that concentrate on a narrow field and have chapters that start at an advanced level, the present handbook starts at a senior-undergraduate level and builds up the subject matter in easy steps and in a logical flow. Wherever possible, the sections are logically sequenced to allow those who need a quick overview of a particular topic immediate access to it.
Additional valuable features include the practical applications used as examples, details on experimental techniques, useful tables that summarize equations, and, most importantly, properties of various materials. Each chapter is full of clear color illustrations that convey the concepts and make the subject matter enjoyable to read and understand. An extensive glossary aids readers from adjacent fields. The Handbook constitutes an essential reference for today's electrical engineers, materials scientists and physicists.