Accession Number:

ADA061618

Title:

Electronic Processes in Glassy Semiconductors,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PRINCETON UNIV N J DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Although the theory of microscopically disordered solids is in its embryonic stages compared with that of crystalline systems, some very general principles have begun to emerge, tempting theorists to venture into the glassy state. The most obvious property of glasses requiring attention is the presence, almost universally, of a well defined absorption edge indeed, it is commonly true that the gap is sharper than in the crystalline phase of the same material. The problem is a fundamental one because the transparency of glassy systems suggests a smaller role for the intrinsic randomness than is indicated from very general considerations.

Subject Categories:

  • Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE