The Physics and Applications of Amorphous Semiconductors

The Physics and Applications of Amorphous Semiconductors

1st Edition - September 28, 1988

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  • Authors: Arun Madan, M. Shaw
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080924434

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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.


Solid state engineers, physicists, and scientists; graduate students.

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.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 545
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2012
  • Published: September 28, 1988
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080924434

About the Authors

Arun Madan

Affiliations and Expertise

MV Systems, Inc.

M. Shaw

Affiliations and Expertise

Wayne State University

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