Polycrystalline Semiconductors

Physical Properties and Applications: Proceedings of the International School of Materials Science and Technology at the Ettore Majorana Centre, Erice, Italy, July 1–15, 1984

  • Günther Harbeke
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 57)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Fundamental Aspects of Grain Boundaries

  3. Electronic Characterization of Grain Boundaries

  4. Properties and Applications of Polycrystalline Silicon

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. H. C. de Graaff
      Pages 170-184
  5. Applications of Polycrystalline Semiconductor Compounds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Richard Einzinger
      Pages 228-244
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 245-248

About these proceedings


In terms of structure, the field of semiconductors spans a wide range, from the perfect order of single crystals to the non-periodic, disordered amorph­ ous state. The two extremes of this range attract a large amount of inter­ est. On one side, glamorous novel phenomena are being found which can only occur in specially tailored ultra-perfect periodic lattices. On the other side, the exotic and challenging nature of the amorphous state has triggered a surge of activity in recent years. Po1ycrystall i ne semi conductors are in between. They are among the work­ horses in the field, useful in many applications, a handy solution to many practical problems and still - they have not received in the past the amount of research interest that they deserve. It is the aim of the present book to improve this situation. The book originated from the lectures and seminars presented at the course on "Po1ycrystall i ne Semi conductors - Physical Properties and Applications" of "the International School on Materials Scien­ ce and Technology, hel d at the Centre for Sci entifi c Culture "Ettore Majorana" in Erice, Italy, July 1-15, 1984.


crystal defects material materials nature optical properties research semiconductor semiconductors structure

Editors and affiliations

  • Günther Harbeke
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratories RCA Ltd.ZürichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-82443-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-82441-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-1873
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