Zinc Oxide Materials for Electronic and Optoelectronic Device Applications

Zinc Oxide Materials for Electronic and Optoelectronic Device Applications

Editor(s): Cole W. Litton, Donald C. Reynolds, Thomas C. Collins

Published Online: 28 MAR 2011

Print ISBN: 9780470519714

Online ISBN: 9781119991038

DOI: 10.1002/9781119991038

Series Editor(s): Peter Capper, Safa Kasap, Arthur Willoughby

About this Book

Zinc Oxide (ZnO) powder has been widely used as a white paint pigment and industrial processing chemical for nearly 150 years. However, following a rediscovery of ZnO and its potential applications in the 1950s, science and industry alike began to realize that ZnO had many interesting novel properties that were worthy of further investigation.

ZnO is a leading candidate for the next generation of electronics, and its biocompatibility makes it viable for medical devices. This book covers recent advances including crystal growth, processing and doping and also discusses the problems and issues that seem to be impeding the commercialization of devices.

Topics include:

  • Energy band structure and spintronics
  • Fundamental optical and electronic properties
  • Electronic contacts of ZnO
  • Growth of ZnO crystals and substrates
  • Ultraviolet photodetectors
  • ZnO quantum wells

Zinc Oxide Materials for Electronic and Optoelectronic Device Applications is ideal for university, government, and industrial research and development laboratories, particularly those engaged in ZnO and related materials research.

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