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Silicon, Germanium, and Their Alloys: Growth, Defects, Impurities, and Nanocrystals / Edition 1

Silicon, Germanium, and Their Alloys: Growth, Defects, Impurities, and Nanocrystals / Edition 1

by Gudrun Kissinger, Sergio Pizzini


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ISBN-13: 9781466586642
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/15/2014
Pages: 431
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Gudrun Kissinger is currently a project leader in industrial cooperation with Siltronic AG at IHP - Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. She holds a Ph.D in crystallography from the University of Leipzig. In 1990, Dr. Kissinger was a guest scientist at the Institute for Microelectronics in Stuttgart in the field of wafer bonding. She also cofounded the start-up company Communicant Semiconductor Technologies AG. Dr. Kissinger has published more than 100 technical papers in international journals and conference proceedings. She is a member of the Electrochemical Society (ECS), and has co-chaired several international symposia for the Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) and the European Materials Research Society (EMRS).

Sergio Pizzini is the author of more than 250 technical articles published in peer-reviewed international journals. He has authored or coauthored four books, including Advanced Silicon Materials for Photovoltaic Applications, and been chairman or co-chairman of a number of international symposia. Throughout his illustrious career, he has conducted scientific studies with the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, served as an associate professor at the University of Milano, worked as a director of the Materials Department of the Corporate Research Centre of Montedison, acted as the CEO of two research companies, and been a full-time professor of physical chemistry at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy.

Table of Contents




Modern Aspects of Czochralski and Multicrystalline Silicon Crystal Growth; Koichi Kakimoto and Bing Gao

Growth and Characterization of Silicon–Germanium Alloys; Ichiro Yonenaga

Germanium on Silicon: Epitaxy and Applications; Daniel Chrastina

Self-Interstitials in Silicon and Germanium; Alexandra Carvalho and Robert Jones

Vacancies in Si and Ge; Eiji Kamiyama, Koji Sueoka, and Jan Vanhellemont

Self- and Dopant Diffusion in Silicon, Germanium, and Their Alloys; Hartmut Bracht

Hydrogen in Si and Ge; Stefan K. Estreicher, Michael Stavola, and Jörg Weber

Point Defect Complexes in Silicon; Edouard V. Monakhov and Bengt G. Svensson

Defect Delineation in Silicon Materials by Chemical Etching Techniques; Bernd O. Kolbesen

Investigation of Defects and Impurities in Silicon by Infrared and Photoluminescence Spectroscopies; Simona Binetti and Adele Sassella

Device Operation as Crystal Quality Probe; Erich Kasper and Wogong Zhang

Silicon and Germanium Nanocrystals; Corrado Spinella and Salvo Mirabella


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