Energy and Charge Transfer in Organic Semiconductors

  • Kohzoh Masuda
  • Marvin Silver

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. H. Akamatu
      Pages 3-4
  3. Charge Carriers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. C. L. Braun, R. R. Chance
      Pages 17-24
    3. Mitsuo Kawabe, Kohzoh Masuda, Susumu Namba
      Pages 31-36
    4. Katsumi Yoshino, Keiichi Kaneto, Yoshio Inuishi
      Pages 37-43
    5. Kohzoh Masuda, Susumu Namba
      Pages 53-57
  4. Theory

  5. Crystallization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Seiichi Kanda, Asahi Suzuki, Kuwako Ohkawa
      Pages 85-89
  6. Transport in Amorphous State and Polymers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Yoshio Inuishi, Kotaku Hayashi, Katsumi Yoshino
      Pages 101-107
    3. K. Okamoto, S. Kusabayashi, H. Mikawa
      Pages 109-119
    4. Hiroshi Kokado, Yutaka Oka, Eiichi Inoue
      Pages 121-125
  7. Superconductivity

  8. Solid Molecular Complexes

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 195-200

About this book


Great progress has been made in the field of ordinary semiconductor physics and associated technologies. For the time being, if we could use new materials such as organic semiconductors progress in electronics could be accelerated. Characteristics of organic semiconductors that are superior to others are: i) high photo-conductivity under irradiation along with low leakage current in the dark, ii) high sensitivity of the conductivity to various gases and to pressure. iii) possibility of using them in the amorphous state, iv) possibility of making devices of extremely small size, v) large variety of the materials, which makes suitable choice of material component easy. A possible future development is a highly conductive material which could be used for electric power transmission - and which might help solve some of the problems posed by transmission losses. The U.S.-Japan Seminar on Energy and Charge Transfer in Organic Semiconductors was held in Osaka Japan, 6-9 August, 1973. Completed results were summarized and the direction for the future was discussed. Information was exchanged quite freely and actively in a pleasant atmosphere. Many of the papers presented at the seminar are published here but unfortunately a few could not be included. It would give us great pleasure if this seminar could be one step in the further development of the research in this field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kohzoh Masuda
    • 1
  • Marvin Silver
    • 2
  1. 1.Osaka UniversityToyonaka, OsakaJapan
  2. 2.University of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

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