Description

Amorphous chalcogenide semiconductors have commercial value and have many uses such as image formation, including x-rays, and high-definition TV pick up tubes. They have widespread application in the microelectronics industry and amorphous metallic alloys also have useful magnetic properties.

This book focuses on their imaging applications and related properties. It examines the two groups of amorphous semiconductors that are of most commercial interest:

  1. the chalcogenide glasses
  2. the tetrahedrally bonded amorphous solids such as amorphous silicon, germanium and related alloys

Both of these groups may be conveniently prepared in the form of thin/thick films which is of considerable importance in applications where large-area coverage of flat or curved surfaces of rigid or flexible materials is desirable such as in photovoltaic arrays, X-Ray sensors, display screens and photocopier drums.

Key Features

  • Provides information on the amorphous semiconductors that are of most commercial interest
  • Presents the history of the commercial applications, the latest developments and future possibilities

Readership

Researchers and postgraduate students in materials science and solid state physics.

Details

No. of pages:
172
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Print ISBN:
9780123884299
Electronic ISBN:
9780123884343

About the authors

Victor Mikla

Victor I. Mikla, PhD, is Chair of Physical & Mathematical Disciplines in the Department of Humanities & Natural Sciences at Uzhhgorod National University, Uzhhorod, Ukraine. Dr. Mikla specializes in photo-electronic materials and devices, and has published research articles widely on a broad range of inter-disciplinary topics including metastable states in amorphous chalcogenides, trap level spectroscopy, medical and non-medical imaging applications of amorphous semiconductors, xerographic spectroscopy, photo-induced & structural changes, and raman scattering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Physical and Mathematical Disciplines, Humanities & Natural Sciences Faculty, Uzhhgorod National University, Uzhhorod, Ukraine

Victor Mikla

Dr. Victor V. Mikla is affiliated with the Physical & Mathematical Disciplines, Department of Humanities & Natural Sciences, Uzhhgorod National University, Uzhhgorod,Ukraine

Affiliations and Expertise

Physical and Mathematical Disciplines, Humanities & Natural Sciences Faculty, Uzhhgorod National University, Uzhhgorod, Ukraine