1st Edition

Microprobe Characterization of Optoelectronic Materials

By Juan Jimenez Copyright 2002
    730 Pages 401 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Each chapter in this book is written by a group of leading experts in one particular type of microprobe technique. They emphasize the ability of that technique to provide information about small structures (i.e. quantum dots, quantum lines), microscopic defects, strain, layer composition, and its usefulness as diagnostic technique for device degradation. Different types of probes are considered (electrons, photons and tips) and different microscopies (optical, electron microscopy and tunneling). It is an ideal reference for post-graduate and experienced researchers, as well as for crystal growers and optoelectronic device makers.

    1. Photoluminescence Imaging
    2. MicroRaman Spectroscopy of Semiconductors: Principles and Applications
    3. Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscopy of Semiconductor Nanostructures
    4. Cross-sectional Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Studies of Heterostructures
    5. Application of Transmission Electron Microscopy to Study Interfaces in Optoelectronic Materials
    6. Electron Beam Induced Luminescence Studies of Low-dimensional Semiconductor Structures
    7. X-ray Topography
    8. Selective Etching and Complementary Microprobe Techniques (SFM, EBIC)


    Juan Jiménez is a Professor at the University of Valladolid, Spain, working in the field of microscopic characterization of semiconductors, using electron (Cathodoluminescence) and optical (photoluminescence, Raman scattering and photocurrent) beams. He has studied the local properties and uniformity of GaAs, SiC, InP and other semiconductors. He received his degree in Physics from the University of Valladolid in 1975 and his PhD from Valladolid in 1979. He undertook postdoctoral work at the University of Montpellier, France from 1978-1981 and received a PhD from Montpellier University in 1981.