Applications of Chalcogenides: S, Se, and Te

  • Gurinder Kaur Ahluwalia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mandeep Singh Bakshi, Gurinder Kaur Ahluwalia
      Pages 105-157
  3. Sulfur

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Gurinder Kaur Ahluwalia
      Pages 161-196
  4. Selenium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-199
    2. Gurinder Kaur Ahluwalia
      Pages 201-234
    3. James J. Noël, Gurinder Kaur Ahluwalia
      Pages 235-261
    4. Mandeep Singh Bakshi, Gurinder Kaur Ahluwalia
      Pages 263-283
    5. Pierre Lucas, Bruno Bureau
      Pages 285-319
  5. Tellurium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-322
    2. Gurinder Kaur Ahluwalia
      Pages 323-370
    3. P. K. Shishodia, Gurinder Kaur Ahluwalia
      Pages 371-407
    4. Gurinder Kaur Ahluwalia, Ranjan Patro
      Pages 409-445
  6. Gurinder Kaur Ahluwalia
    Pages E1-E9
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 447-461

About this book


This book introduces readers to a wide range of applications for elements in Group 16 of the periodic table, such as, optical fibers for communication and sensing, X-ray imaging, electrochemical sensors, data storage devices, biomedical applications, photovoltaics and IR detectors, the rationale for these uses, the future scope of their applications, and expected improvements to existing technologies. Following an introductory section, the book is broadly divided into three parts—dealing with Sulfur, Selenium, and Tellurium. The sections cover the basic structure of the elements and their compounds in bulk and nanostructured forms; properties that make these useful for various applications, followed by applications and commercial products. As the global technology revolution necessitates the search for new materials and more efficient devices in the electronics and semiconductor industry, Applications of Chalcogenides: S, Se, and Te is an ideal book for a wide range of readers in industry, government and academic research facilities looking beyond silicon for materials used in the electronic and optoelectronic industry as well as biomedical applications.


Amorphous Semiconductors Chalcogenides Glasses in Electronics Nanostructured Chalcogenides Selenium Applications and Structure Sulfur Application and Structure Tellurium Applications and Structure

Editors and affiliations

  • Gurinder Kaur Ahluwalia
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials and Nanotechnology Research Laboratory Department of PhysicsCollege of The North AtlanticLabrador CityCanada

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