Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences

Self-Trapped Excitons

Authors: Song, K.S., Williams, Richard T.

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In crystals as diverse as sodium chloride, silicon dioxide, sold xenon, pyrene, arsenic triselenide, and silver chloride, the fundamental electronicexcitation (exciton) is localized within its own lattice distortion field very shortly after its creation. This book discusses the structure if the self-trapped exciton (STE) and its evolution along the path of its return to the ground state or to a defect state of crytal. A comprehensive review of experiments on STEs in a wide range of materials has been assembled, including extensive tables of data. Throughout, emphasisis given to the basic physics underlying various manifestations of self-trapping. The role of the spontaneous symmetry-breaking or "off-center"relaxation in STE structure is examined thoroughly, and leads naturally to the subject of lattice defect formation as a product of STE relaxation. The theory of STEs is developed from a localized, atomistic perspective using self-consistent methods adapted from the theory of defects in solids. At this time of rapid progress in STEs, researchers will welcome the first monograph dedicaded solely to this topic.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Self-Trapped Excitons
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences
Series Volume
105
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-97432-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-97432-8
Series ISSN
0171-1873
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 404
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 illustrations in colour
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