Amorphous and Heterogeneous Silicon Thin Films 1999: Volume 557

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Applications requiring large-area semiconductor coverage rely increasingly on amorphous and heterogeneous silicon materials because they can be deposited at low cost on a variety of substrates. This volume, first published in 1999, covers the range from fundamental research to the device applications of these materials. A special session on medium-range order is featured, and confirms the belief that ordering correlates with the electronic quality of a-Si:H films. Important experimental observations on metastable...

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Overview

Applications requiring large-area semiconductor coverage rely increasingly on amorphous and heterogeneous silicon materials because they can be deposited at low cost on a variety of substrates. This volume, first published in 1999, covers the range from fundamental research to the device applications of these materials. A special session on medium-range order is featured, and confirms the belief that ordering correlates with the electronic quality of a-Si:H films. Important experimental observations on metastable effects in a-Si:H are also reported, as are devices and processing strategies. Topics include: growth and properties; high-rate deposition; recrystallization, amorphization and porous silicon; ordering and hydrogen; metastability; defects, band tails and transport; heterogeneous materials and devices; thin-film transistors and displays; solar cells; and detectors, imagers and other devices.

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From the April 1999 symposium, 130-plus contributions range in coverage from fundamental research on materials to their many device applications. Arrangement of papers is in sections on growth and properties; high-rate deposition; recrystallization; amorphization and porous silicon; ordering and hydrogen; metastability; defects, band tails and transport; heterogeneous materials and devices; thin-film transistors and displays; solar cells; and detectors, imagers, and other devices. The symposium featured a special session on medium- range order in order to explore how ordering correlates with the electronic quality of a-Si:H films. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558994645
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/17/1999
  • Series: MRS Proceedings Series
  • Pages: 888
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 2.00 (d)

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