London: Royal Society, 1939. 1st Edition. Handsome not ex-library FIRST EDITION of Nevill Mott’s theory of rectification by metal-semiconductor junctions. “In solid-state physics, a metal-semiconductor junction is a type of junction in which a metal comes in close contact with a semiconductor material. It is the oldest practical semiconductor device…
"The first theory that predicted the correct direction of rectification of the metal semiconductor junction was given by Mott in 1939 [in this work]. He found the solution for both the diffusion and drift currents of the majority carriers through the semiconductor surface space charge layer” (Wikipedia). Mott also worked on nuclear and collision theory and developed a theory of transition metals. Mott was awarded the 1977 Nobel Prize for “fundamental theoretical investigations of the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems” (Nobel Prize Committee). Item #592
CONDITION & DETAILS: London: The Royal Society. Complete volume; note that the spine says 1937 but should read 1939. 4to. 9.75 by 7 inches (213 x 138mm). , 581, . Not ex-libris. The volume is illustrated throughout with in-text figures and 12 plates. Handsomely rebound; gilt lettered at the spine. The marbled paper boards were purposefully scuffed by the binder in order that the book, though rebound, appears somewhat aged. Solidly and very tightly bound. Bright and clean throughout. Fine condition.