Charge Transport in Disordered Solids with Applications in Electronics. Wiley Series in Materials for Electronic & Optoelectronic Applications

  • ID: 2171752
  • Book
  • 498 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This book has been written to meet the growing interest of researchers in charge–transport properties of disordered solids, that is, materials without a long–range order in the spatial distribution of atoms. Disordered systems are very useful for various applications, particularly in low–cost large–area devices. Disordered solids have also been intensively studied due to the interest of researchers in the fundamental mechanisms determining various fascinating properties of such materials. This book presents modern theoretical concepts and experimental techniques for studying charge transport in disordered systems and describes various device applications of disordered materials and potential future applications.

Chemically very different systems are considered in the book: inorganic solids (such as amorphous semiconductors and glasses), organic materials (for example conjugated and doped polymers) and biological systems (DNA molecules). Solids with electron conduction and those with ion conduction are described. Remarkably, the charge–transport mechanisms in most of these systems can be understood in the context of rather universal concepts.

This book is addressed to postgraduate students and research professionals in physics, chemistry, and electrical engineering, who would like to learn about charge–transport properties of disordered systems and about applications of such systems in modern electronics.

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Introduction.

1. Charge Transport via Delocalized States in Disordered Materials (Igor P. Zvyagin).

2. Description of Charge Transport in Amorphous Semiconductors (S. D. Baranovskii and O. Rubel).

3. Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Material Properties and Device Applications (W. Fuhs).

4. Applications of Disordered Semiconductors in Modern Electronics: Selected Examples (Safa Kasap, J.A. Rowlands, Kenkichi Tanioka, Arokia Nathan).

5. The investigation of charge carrier recombination and hopping transport with pulsed electrically detected magnetic resonance techniques (Ch. Böhme and K. Lips).

6. Description of Charge Transport in Disordered Organic Materials (S. D. Baranovskii and O. Rubel).

7. Device applications of organic materials (Elizabeth von Hauff, Carsten Deibel and Vladimir Dyakonov).

8. Generation, Recombination and Transport of Non–Equilibrium Carriers in Polymer–Semiconductor Nanocomposites (H. E. Ruda and A. Shik).

9. AC Hopping Transport in Disordered Materials (Igor P. Zvyagin).

10. Mechanisms of Ion Transport in Amorphous and Nanostructured Materials (Bernhard Roling).

11. Applications of Ion Transport in Disordered Solids. Electrochemical
Micro–ionics (Philippe Vinatier and Yohann Hamon).

12. "DNA Conduction: the Issue of Static Disorder, Dynamic Fluctuations and Environmental Effects" (Rafael Gutierrez, Danny Porath, Gianaurelio Cuniberti).

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Sergei Baranovski is based in the Department of Physics at the Phillips University of Marburg in Germany. His research in semiconductors began in the research group of Shklovskii and Efros (see competitive titles). He has given numerous lectures at international meetings, particularly in the series of ICAMS conferences (Intl. Conf. On Amorphous and Microcrystalline Semiconductors). His main focus of research is in organic disordered materials, including work on charge transport in biological systems.
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