About the book
This book initially addresses the issues of physics and technology of semimetals and metalloids. However, as these elements have intermediate and hybrid properties, the aim of this book is wider. Today, the knowledge of fundamental questions from semiconductor physics, and physics of metallic and composite materials, and also all aspects of materials technology gives the possibility of improvement to both initial material and devices on their basis. The articles for this book have been contributed by the much respected researchers in this significant areas and cover the most recent developments and applications of technology and some fundamental questions. This book provides the latest research developments in important aspects of semiconductor materials physics, metallic material physics, composite materials physics, metalloid, and semimetals physics, and also the synthesis and physics of fullerenes including nanoclusters, some technological processes, instrument structures and also a fundamental question about structural perfection of materials. This book is of interest both to fundamental research and to practicing scientists and also will be useful to all engineers and students in industry and academia.