Materials Science » Composite Materials


Edited by Naoki Yamamoto, ISBN 978-953-51-0362-2, 336 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published March 28, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1989
Edited Volume

Cathodoluminescence (CL) is a non-destructive technique to characterize optical and electronic properties of nanostructures in many kinds of materials. Major subject is to investigate basic parameters in semiconductors, impurities in oxides and phase determination of minerals. CL gives information on carrier concentration, diffusion length and life time of minority carriers in semiconductors, and impurity concentration and phase composition in composite materials. This book involves 13 chapters to present the basics in the CL technique and applications to particles, thin films and nanostructures in semiconductors, oxides and minerals. The chapters covered in this book include recent development of CL technique and applications to wide range of materials used in modern material science.