Despite the vast knowledge accumulated on silicon, germanium, and their alloys, these materials still demand research, eminently in view of the improvement of knowledge on silicon-germanium alloys and the potentialities of silicon as a substrate for high-efficiency solar cells and for compound semiconductors and the ongoing development of nanodevic
Modern Aspects of Czochralski and Multicrystalline Silicon Crystal Growth. Growth and Characterization of Silicon-Germanium Alloys. Germanium on Silicon: Epitaxy and Applications. Self-Interstitials in Silicon and Germanium. Vacancies in Si and Ge. Self- and Dopant Diffusion in Silicon, Germanium, and Their Alloys. Hydrogen in Si and Ge. Point Defect Complexes in Silicon. Defect Delineation in Silicon Materials by Chemical Etching Techniques. Investigation of Defects and Impurities in Silicon by Infrared and Photoluminescence Spectroscopies. Device Operation as Crystal Quality Probe. Silicon and Germanium Nanocrystals.