Amorphous Insulators and Semiconductors by M.F. ThorpeAmorphous Insulators and Semiconductors by M.F. Thorpe

Amorphous Insulators and Semiconductors

EditorM.F. Thorpe, M.I. Mitkova

Paperback | December 6, 2010

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The lectures and seminars recorded in Amorphous Insulators and Semiconductors fill the gap between graduate courses and research seminars. The book is organized into four sections, starting with general considerations of glass forming ability and techniques for the preparation of different kinds of glasses. There has been activity on the nature of the glass transition in recent years, but it remains a difficult and poorly understood subject. The second section discusses the various techniques used to investigate the structure of the glasses, including extensive notes on computer simulation techniques. The third section goes into vibrational states, with special emphasis on the interaction between theory and experiment. In the final section the electronic structure of the glasses is reviewed, together with its relationship with their electrical properties, which involves an understanding of defects. Also included in this section is a review of current thinking on tunnelling states in glasses.
Title:Amorphous Insulators and SemiconductorsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:534 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.68 inPublished:December 6, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface. 1: Glass Formation. Strong and Fragile Liquids; Glass Transitions and Polyamorphic Transitions in Covalently Bonded Glassformers; C.A. Angell. Kinetics of Glass Formation; I. Gutzov, A. Dobreva. Chalcogenide Glasses; M.T. Mora. Synthesis, Structure and Some Modes of Application of New Chalcogenide and Chalco-Halide Glasses of Silver; M. Mitkova. 2: Structure. X-Ray and Neutron Diffraction: Experimental Techniques and Data Analysis; A.C. Wright. Computer Modelling of Glasses and Glassy Alloys; N. Mousseau. Molecular Dynamics Methods and Large-Scale Simulations of Amorphous Materials; P. Vashishta, et al. Reverse Monte Carlo Simulations for Determining Disordered Structures: Basics and Application for Amorphous Semiconductors; L. Pusztai. Reverse Monte Carlo Simulations of Glasses - Practical Aspects; N. Zotov. A Thermodynamic Model for the Calculation of the Physical Properties and Structural Characteristics of Glasses and Melts; N.M. Vedishcheva, et al. High Resolution and Multidimensional Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Probes of Glass Structure; J.W. Zwanziger, et al. Porous Silica: Model Fractal Materials, their Structures and their Vibrations; E. Courtens, R. Vacher. 3: Vibrational States and Elasticity. The Structure and Mechanical Properties of Networks; M.F. Thorpe, et al. The Elastic Moduli of Random Networks: Calculations; A.R. Day. One-Fold Coordinated Atoms, Constraint Theory and Nano-Indentation Hardness; P. Boolchand, et al. Silicates and Soft Modes; M.T. Dove. Vibrational Dynamics in Glasses; C. Levelut, et al. Optical Studies of Nanophase Titania; R.J. Gonzalez, R. Zallen. 4: Electronic Properties and Defects. Electronic Structure Methods with Applications to Amorphous Semiconductors; D.A. Drabold. Amorphous Silicon: Defects and Disorder; G.J. Andriaenssens. Tunneling States; S. Hunklinger. Electronic Structure of Amorphous Insulators and Semiconductors by X-Ray Photoelectron and Soft X-Ray Spectroscopies; C. Sénémaud. Participants. Index.