Materials Science » Biomaterials

Crystalline Silicon - Properties and Uses

Edited by Sukumar Basu, ISBN 978-953-307-587-7, 356 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published July 27, 2011 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/844

The exciting world of crystalline silicon is the source of the spectacular advancement of discrete electronic devices and solar cells. The exploitation of ever changing properties of crystalline silicon with dimensional transformation may indicate more innovative silicon based technologies in near future. For example, the discovery of nanocrystalline silicon has largely overcome the obstacles of using silicon as optoelectronic material. The further research and development is necessary to find out the treasures hidden within this material. The book presents different forms of silicon material, their preparation and properties. The modern techniques to study the surface and interface defect states, dislocations, and so on, in different crystalline forms have been highlighted in this book. This book presents basic and applied aspects of different crystalline forms of silicon in wide range of information from materials to devices.