Since its inception in 1966, the series of numbered volumes known as Semiconductors and Semimetals has distinguished itself through the careful selection of well-known authors, editors, and contributors. The "Willardson and Beer" Series, as it is widely known, has succeeded in publishing numerous landmark volumes and chapters. Not only did many of these volumes make an impact at the time of their publication, but they continue to be well-cited years after their original release. Recently, Professor Eicke R. Weber of the University of California at Berkeley joined as a co-editor of the series. Professor Weber, a well-known expert in the field of semiconductor materials, will further contribute to continuing the series' tradition of publishing timely, highly relevant, and long-impacting volumes. Some of the recent volumes, such as Hydrogen in Semiconductors, Imperfections in III/V Materials, Epitaxial Microstructures, High-Speed Heterostructure Devices, Oxygen in Silicon, and others promise that this tradition will be maintained and even expanded. Reflecting the truly interdisciplinary nature of the field that the series covers, the volumes in Semiconductors and Semimetals have been and will continue to be of great interest to physicists, chemists, materials scientists, and device engineers in modern industry.

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Physicists, solid state scientists, device engineers, semiconductor researchers, materials scientists and industrial practitioners.

Table of Contents

      1. Interplay of exciton coherence and dissipation in molecular aggregates
      2. Darius Abramavicius, Vytautas Butkus and Leonas Valkunas

      3. Quantum Dynamics and Spectroscopy of Excitons in Molecular Aggregates
      4. Oliver Kuhn, Stefan Lochbrunner

      5. From atomistic modeling to electronic properties of light-harvesting systems
      6. Carsten Olbrich and Ulrich Kleinekath¨ofer

      7. Chain representations of open quantum systems and their numerical simulation with time-adapative density matrix renormalisation group methods
      8. Alex W. Chin, Susana F. Huelga, Martin B. Plenio

      9. Electronic excitation dynamics in a framework of shifted oscillators
      10. Avinash Kolli and Alexandra Olaya-Castro

      11. The significance of alloy colloidal quantum dots
      12. E. Lifshitz, R.Vaxenburg, G.I.Maikov, D. Yanover, A. Brusilovski, J. Tilchin, A. Sashchiuk

      13. The role of molecular structure and conformation in polymer electronics
      14. Elizabeth von Hauff

      15. Charge transfer states in organic donor/acceptor solar cells

        Koen Vandewal, Kristofer Tvingstedt and Olle Inganäs
      16. Photocurrent Generation in Organic Solar Cells

        Carsten Deibel


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