Microcrystalline and nanocrystalline semiconductors--1998: symposium held November 30-December 3, 1998, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

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Leigh T. Canham
Materials Research Society, 1999 - Reference - 569 pages
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In addition to the now traditional themes of synthesis, structure and optoelectronic properties of nano- and microcrystalline semiconductors, this volume, the 5th in a popular series from MRS, reports on properties leading to new optical and biological applications. Individual nanocrystals, as well as nanocrystalline and microcrystalline semiconductors and thin films, represent an interesting class of materials whose properties differ from those of their single-crystal and amorphous counterparts. For example, the electrical, optical and chemical properties may be dominated by surface- and grain-boundary phenomena, and quantization can alter the electronic states. Such effects lead to unique properties that are sensitively dependent on the crystallite size and may be exploited in novel optoelectronic, sensor and biomedical devices. Materials scientists and engineers, condensed matter physicists, physical chemists, and electrical engineers come together here to share recent advances in the field.

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Contents

Enhancing the External Quantum Efficiency of Porous
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Auger Effect Seen in the Porous Silicon Fast Luminescent Band
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Formation Process of Si Nanoparticles Formed by Laser
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