Miscellaneous Semiconductors

  • Karlheinz Seeger
Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 40)


In semiconductor physics, two fields have had a come back in recent years: amorphous silicon through the discovery of hydrogen saturation of dangling bonds, and organic semiconductors through the manufacture of a p-n junction from a polymer, polyacetylene. For production purposes, amorphous silicon may be of interest for solar cells for terrestrial applications if the efficiency of these cells can be doubled from the present ≈ 5% [Ref. 15.1, Chap. 10]. The doping of some polymers produces both n and p-type behavior up to metallic conductivities. This led to the discussion of new conduction mechanisms (e.g., solitons [15.2]) and stimulated practical applications such as a new type of a rechargeable battery.


Glow Discharge Amorphous Silicon Organic Semiconductor Amorphous Semiconductor Dielectric Relaxation Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karlheinz Seeger
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  1. 1.Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für FestkörperphysikWienAustria
  2. 2.Institut für FestkörperphysikUniversität WienWienAustria

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