TY - CHAP A1 - Muhammad Maqbool A2 - Wojciech M. Jadwisienczak A3 - Martin E. Kordesch ED1 - Naoki Yamamoto Y1 - 2012-03-28 PY - 2012 T1 - Cathodoluminescence from Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Nitride Thin Films Doped with Rare Earth and Transition Metals N2 - Cathodoluminescence (CL) is a non-destructive technique to characterize optical and electronic properties of nanostructures in many kinds of materials. Major subject is to investigate basic parameters in semiconductors, impurities in oxides and phase determination of minerals. CL gives information on carrier concentration, diffusion length and life time of minority carriers in semiconductors, and impurity concentration and phase composition in composite materials. This book involves 13 chapters to present the basics in the CL technique and applications to particles, thin films and nanostructures in semiconductors, oxides and minerals. The chapters covered in this book include recent development of CL technique and applications to wide range of materials used in modern material science. BT - Cathodoluminescence SP - Ch. 7 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/34869 DO - 10.5772/34869 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-09-17 ER -