3rd International Workshop on Bismuth-Containing Semiconductors: Growth, Properties and Devices

July 15-18, 2012, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada

About this event

There is substantial interest in developing new classes of semiconductor and thermoelectric materials exploiting the properties of Bismuth. Such materials are increasingly important for the development of optoelectronic, thermoelectric and electronic devices. These include materials for laser diodes (used for optical communications, DVD systems etc.), light emitting diodes solar cells, transistors and spintronic devices. Following on the success of the first international workshop on Bismuth-containing materials held in Michigan in 2010, and the second international workshop held in Surrey in 2011 this meeting will bring together groups undertaking research in the emerging area of Bismuth-containing materials and devices for a focussed three-day workshop. This is an interdisciplinary meeting bringing together physicists, chemists, materials scientists and engineers together to address this important emerging area. Topics will focus on theoretical activities, epitaxial growth, characterisation (optical, electrical and structural) and device performance of interest to both academic and industrial researchers.