Amorphous Chalcogenide Semiconductors and Related Materials

  • Keiji Tanaka
  • Koichi Shimakawa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Keiji Tanaka, Koichi Shimakawa
    Pages 1-28
  3. Keiji Tanaka, Koichi Shimakawa
    Pages 29-62
  4. Keiji Tanaka, Koichi Shimakawa
    Pages 63-84
  5. Keiji Tanaka, Koichi Shimakawa
    Pages 85-119
  6. Keiji Tanaka, Koichi Shimakawa
    Pages 121-139
  7. Keiji Tanaka, Koichi Shimakawa
    Pages 141-193
  8. Keiji Tanaka, Koichi Shimakawa
    Pages 195-228
  9. Keiji Tanaka, Koichi Shimakawa
    Pages 229-235
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 237-242

About this book

Introduction

Amorphous Chalcogenide Semiconductors and Related Materials describes developments in the science and technology of this advancing class of materials. This book offers an up-to-date treatment of chalcogenide glasses, amorphous semiconductors, and photonics glasses from basic principles through to applications, while providing the reader with solid-state sciences for understanding the material property and technology. Chalcogenide glasses have a number of interesting and useful properties, which have been already exploited in the commercialization of new devices. The book describes them at length, while it also:

  • Discusses technological applications such as nonlinear optical fibers, DVDs, and high resolution mammographic x-ray image detectors
  • Includes coverage of noncrystalline semiconductors with glassy semiconductors

Amorphous or glassy chalcogenides are a kind of noncrystalline and thermodynamically quasi-stable solids. Such materials possess totally different properties than crystalline solids, and therefore warrant detailed discussion and description, which Amorphous Chalcogenide Semiconductors and Related Materials provides.

Keywords

AMORPHOUS SEMICONDUCTORS CHALCOGENIDE GLASSES DISORDERED MATERIALS Optical property Photo-electronic properties

Authors and affiliations

  • Keiji Tanaka
    • 1
  • Koichi Shimakawa
    • 2
  1. 1., Faculty of EngineeringHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan
  2. 2., Faculty of EngineeringGifu UniversityGifuJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9510-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-9509-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-9510-0
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