Session 1: Amorphous Semiconductors: Materials and Devices
Amorphous semiconductors and glasses are among the most important electronic materials for applications ranging from photovoltaics to computer memories, but many basic questions remain. While we solicit papers in this broad area, we note a few areas of particular interest: (1) Chalcogenide memory materials. The utility of chalcogenide materials ranges from digital X-ray radiography to computer memory applications. The area is currently of very high interest both for materials science and optimization. Papers are sought for Phase Change memory (PCM) materials and conducting bridge (CBRAM) materials, as well as other topics involving chalcogenide glasses. We welcome papers on both technological and fundamental materials aspects; (2) Amorphous electronic and optical materials. The basic science of these systems, their photo-response and novel applications are all suitable topics for this session. Some examples include hydrogenated amorphous silicon and its PV and microbolometer (IR imaging) applications, amorphous phases of carbon and graphene.
- David A. Drabold, Ohio University, USA
- Stephen R. Elliott, Cambridge University, United Kingdom