Chemical Modification of Amorphous Chalcogenides

  • Stanford R. Ovshinsky
Part of the Institute for Amorphous Studies Series book series (IASS)


It is well known in crystalline tetrahedral semiconductors that conventional incorporation of atoms by substitutional doping increases the electrical conductivity by many orders of magnitude. Such doping is the basis of the crystalline semiconducting industry and has recently been extended to amorphous silicon and germanium, with hydrogen appearing to play an important compensating role.(1–3)


Amorphous Silicon Amorphous Semiconductor Intrinsic Disorder Cold Substrate Energy Conversion Device 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanford R. Ovshinsky
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  1. 1.Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.TroyUSA

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