This thesis concerns mainly with atomic and electronic structures of novel ternary and quaternary chalcogenide narrow band-gap semiconductors which are of great interest for infrared devices, photovoltaics, and high temperature thermoelectrics. More specifically, it presents studies of charge ordering and self-assembled nanostructures in a class of quaternary systems and their phase diagram, defect clustering and nanostructure formation in bulk thermoelectrics, atomic and electronic structures of ternary chalcogenides, and nature of defect states in narrow band-gap semiconductors.Also, if unauthorized copyright material had to be removed, a note will indicate the deletion. ... PO Box 1346 Ann Arbor, Ml 48106-1346 ABSTRACT ATOMIC AND ELECTRONIC STRUCTURES OF NOVEL TERNARY AND QUATERNARY.
|Title||:||Atomic and Electronic Structures of Novel Ternary and Quaternary Narrow Band-gap Semiconductors|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|