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

Amorphous Insulators and Semiconductors

byM.F. ThorpeEditorM.I. Mitkova

Paperback | December 6, 2010

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The aim of this NATO ASI has been to present an up-to-date overview of current areas of interest in amorphous materials. In order to limit the material to a manageable amount, the meeting was concerned exclusively with insulating and semiconducting materials. The lectures and seminars fill the gap between graduate courses and research seminars. The lecturers and seminar speakers were chosen as experts in their respective areas and the lectures and seminars that were given are presented in this volume. During the first week of the meeting. an emphasis was placed on introductory lectures, mainly associated with questions relating to the glass-formation and the structure of glasses. The second week focused more on research seminars. Each day of the meeting. about four posters were presented during the coffee breaks, and these formed an important focus for discussions. The posters are not reproduced in this volume as the editors wanted to have only larger contributions to make this volume more coherent. This volume is organized into four sections, starting with general considerations of the glass forming ability and techniques for the preparation of different kinds of glasses.
Title:Amorphous Insulators and SemiconductorsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:524 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 1.73 inPublished:December 6, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9048147913

ISBN - 13:9789048147915


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.