NIMS Monographs

Work Function and Band Alignment of Electrode Materials

The Art of Interface Potential for Electronic Devices, Solar Cells, and Batteries

Authors: Yoshitake, Michiko

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  • Describes the factors that determine work function values from the physics point of view
  • Provides ways of controlling work function systematically
  • Presents systematic methods of modifying band alignment
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This book covers a wide range of topics on work function and band alignment, from the basics to practical examples. Work function and band alignment determine electric properties at the interface including surfaces, such as electron emission, the Schottky barrier height, and ohmic contact. Basic physics is used to systematically explain how to adjust and measure work function and how to modify the band alignment required for controlling work function in functional materials and electrodes. Methods introduced in the book help to improve device performance and to solve the problems of controlling the voltage and efficiency of devices in a great variety of applications, including electronic devices, optical devices such as displays, and energy devices such as solar cells and batteries. Understanding the technical methods necessary for controlling work function and band alignment can help to solve problems such as non-ohmic contact at source–electrode or drain–electrode interfaces in metal–oxide–silicon structures, which directly contributes to improving power saving and reducing heat generation in computers.

About the authors

Dr. Michiko Yoshitake has worked on surfaces and thin films using ultrahigh vacuum instruments for more than 30 years. Her main focus has been the establishment of various prediction methods of either phenomena or material properties rather than the development of materials. She also has long experience in surface analysis, especially in X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook 67,40 €
price for Korea, Republic of (South Korea) (gross)
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56898-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
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Softcover 79,99 €
price for Korea, Republic of (South Korea) (gross)
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56896-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Work Function and Band Alignment of Electrode Materials
Book Subtitle
The Art of Interface Potential for Electronic Devices, Solar Cells, and Batteries
Authors
Series Title
NIMS Monographs
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-56898-8
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-56898-8
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56896-4
Series ISSN
2197-8891
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 136
Number of Illustrations
43 b/w illustrations, 95 illustrations in colour
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