Through their application in energy-efficient and environmentally friendly devices, zinc oxide (ZnO) and related classes of wide gap semiconductors, including GaN and SiC, are revolutionizing numerous areas, from lighting, energy conversion, photovoltaics, and communications to biotechnology, imaging, and medicine. With an emphasis on engineering a
Part I ZnO Basic: Brief Historical Review of Research/Development and Basic/Interdisciplinary Characterization on ZnO. Pressurized Melt Growth of ZnO Single Crystals. New Design and Development of MOCVD: Process and Modeling for ZnO-Based Materials. p-Type ZnO: Current Status and Perspective. Part II ZnO Epitaxy: ZnO Nanostructures and Thin Films Grown in Aqueous Solution: Growth, Defects and Doping. Second Harmonic Generation and Related Studies on ZnO Films. Optical Properties and Carrier Dynamics of ZnO and ZnO/ZnMgO Multiple Quantum Well Structures. p-Type ZnO-N Films: Preparation and Characterization by Synchrotron Radiation. Optical Properties of MgZnO/ZnO Heterostructures Grown on Sapphire Substrates by Plasma-Assisted Molecular Beam Epitaxy. Part III ZnO Alloys: The (Mg,Zn)O Alloys. Growth and Characterizations of Zn(Mg,Cd)O Alloys and Heterostructures Using Remote-Plasma-Enhanced MOCVD. Structural and Optical Properties of Zn1-x CuxO Thin Films. Structural and Magnetic Properties of ZnO Alloy Films with Cu, Cr and Fe by RF Magnetron Sputtering Technique. Index.