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Self-Trapped Excitons

  • K. S. Song
  • Richard T. Williams

Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 105)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. K. S. Song, Richard T. Williams
    Pages 1-31
  3. K. S. Song, Richard T. Williams
    Pages 32-65
  4. K. S. Song, Richard T. Williams
    Pages 66-95
  5. K. S. Song, Richard T. Williams
    Pages 96-122
  6. K. S. Song, Richard T. Williams
    Pages 123-219
  7. K. S. Song, Richard T. Williams
    Pages 220-269
  8. K. S. Song, Richard T. Williams
    Pages 270-299
  9. K. S. Song, Richard T. Williams
    Pages 300-318
  10. K. S. Song, Richard T. Williams
    Pages 319-338
  11. K. S. Song, Richard T. Williams
    Pages 339-350
  12. K. S. Song, Richard T. Williams
    Pages 351-373
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 374-406

About this book

Introduction

In crystals as diverse as sodium chloride, silicon dioxide, sold xenon, pyrene, arsenic triselenide, and silver chloride, the fundamental electronicexcitation (exciton) is localized within its own lattice distortion field very shortly after its creation. This book discusses the structure if the self-trapped exciton (STE) and its evolution along the path of its return to the ground state or to a defect state of crytal. A comprehensive review of experiments on STEs in a wide range of materials has been assembled, including extensive tables of data. Throughout, emphasisis given to the basic physics underlying various manifestations of self-trapping. The role of the spontaneous symmetry-breaking or "off-center"relaxation in STE structure is examined thoroughly, and leads naturally to the subject of lattice defect formation as a product of STE relaxation. The theory of STEs is developed from a localized, atomistic perspective using self-consistent methods adapted from the theory of defects in solids. At this time of rapid progress in STEs, researchers will welcome the first monograph dedicaded solely to this topic.

Keywords

Absorption Atom Diffusion Sorption crystal crystal structure electron exciton kinetics microscopy polarization scattering spectroscopy structure synchrotron radiation

Authors and affiliations

  • K. S. Song
    • 1
  • Richard T. Williams
    • 2
  1. 1.University of OttawaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Wake Forest UniversityWinston-SalemUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-97432-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-97434-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-97432-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-1873
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