The Physics and Applications of Amorphous Semiconductors


  • Arun Madan, MV Systems, Inc.
  • M. Shaw, Wayne State University

This comprehensive, detailed treatise on the physics and applications of the new emerging technology of amorphous semiconductors focuses on specific device research problems such as the optimization of device performance. The first part of the book presents hydrogenated amorphous silicon type alloys, whose applications include inexpensive solar cells, thin film transistors, image scanners, electrophotography, optical recording and gas sensors. The second part of the book discusses amorphous chalcogenides, whose applications include electrophotography, switching, and memory elements. This book will serve as an excellent reference source for solid state scientists and engineers, and as a useful self-contained introduction to the field for graduate students.
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Solid state engineers, physicists, and scientists; graduate students.


Book information

  • Published: September 1988
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-464960-6

Table of Contents

Introduction. Opto-Electronic Properties of Amorphous Silicon Based Materials. Opto-Electronic Applications of Amorphous Silicon Based Materials. Characterization and Properties of Amorphous Chalcogenide Alloys. Electrical Switching and Memory Devices Employing Films of Amorphous Chalcogenide Alloys. Electrophotography. Optical Memories.