Semiconductor Nanocrystals and Metal Nanoparticles: Physical Properties and Device Applications

1st Edition

Tupei Chen, Yang Liu

CRC Press
Published August 25, 2016
Reference - 512 Pages - 118 Color & 239 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439878309 - CAT# K13633
Series: Advances in Materials Science and Engineering

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Semiconductor nanocrystals and metal nanoparticles are the building blocks of the next generation of electronic, optoelectronic, and photonic devices. Covering this rapidly developing and interdisciplinary field, the book examines in detail the physical properties and device applications of semiconductor nanocrystals and metal nanoparticles. It begins with a review of the synthesis and characterization of various semiconductor nanocrystals and metal nanoparticles and goes on to discuss in detail their optical, light emission, and electrical properties. It then illustrates some exciting applications of nanoelectronic devices (memristors and single-electron devices) and optoelectronic devices (UV detectors, quantum dot lasers, and solar cells), as well as other applications (gas sensors and metallic nanopastes for power electronics packaging).

  • Focuses on a new class of materials that exhibit fascinating physical properties and have many exciting device applications.
  • Presents an overview of synthesis strategies and characterization techniques for various semiconductor nanocrystal and metal nanoparticles.
  • Examines in detail the optical/optoelectronic properties, light emission properties, and electrical properties of semiconductor nanocrystals and metal nanoparticles.
  • Reviews applications in nanoelectronic devices, optoelectronic devices, and photonic devices.


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