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Physics of Organic Semiconductors, 2nd Ed.

Wolfgang Brütting and Chihaya Adachi, Eds.

Wiley, 2012; $160.00 (hardcover).

This is an important and extensive book about the physics of organic semiconductors written by well-known experts. It is divided into four parts. The first section deals with organic molecular deposition and covers issues related to organic film growth, electronic structure of conjugated organic materials and molecular solids. The second part is related to charge transport and discusses issues such as disorder and recombination effects in transport, high mobility devices, ambipolar transport in organic field-effect-transistors and magnetoresitance. The third part is dedicated to photophysics and describes physical effects related to excitons, heterostructures and various physical effects in OLEDs. Finally, the remainder of the book addresses device physics and analyzes in detail the doping of organic semiconductors, OLEDs, solar cells and transistors. The book is well organized and clearly written. Each chapter has its own reference list and there is a comprehensive index at the end. It is a must for anyone working in organic optoelectronics.
 
Review by Mircea Dragoman, National Research and Development Institute on Microtechnology, Bucharest, Romania.
 
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