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Disordered Semiconductors

Physics and Applications (Second Edition)

by Anatoly Popov

This book comprises the latest knowledge on disordered semiconductors as a material and an application. It clearly demonstrates that, contrasted with traditional single-crystal materials, using disordered semiconductors to design devices requires new approaches because of their unique features. Compared with the first edition, it discusses new types of disordered semiconductors, expands parts of property control methods, and introduces new types of photovoltaic cells and other devices. It is useful for students and researchers in the field of semiconductor physics, solid-state electronics, and nanoelectronics.

Prof. Andrey Kazanskii, M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814774376
  • Subject: Electronic Materials
  • Published: September 2018
  • Pages: 340

Devices based on disordered semiconductors have wide applications. It is difficult to imagine modern life without printers and copiers, LCD monitors and TVs, optical disks, economical solar cells, and many other devices based on disordered semiconductors. However, nowadays books that discuss disordered (amorphous, nanocrystalline, microcrystalline) semiconductors focus, as a rule, on either physics of materials or physics of devices that are based on these materials. This book connects characteristic features of the atomic and electronic structures of disordered semiconductors and the device design process on the basis of these materials.

Compared with the first edition, this book takes into account the latest developments of disordered semiconductors and devices. It has new sections on the structures of carbon-based amorphous and nanocomposite films and atomic and electronic structures of organic semiconductors. It also features charge carrier transport in these materials; chemical modification of the atomic structure of disordered semiconductors; structural, chemical, and phase modification of amorphous diamond-like silicon–carbon films; photovoltaic cells based on silicon heterojunction technology; and organic and hybrid photovoltaic cells.