Moving charged particles in fluctuating and disordered energy landscapes

W.C. Germs

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In this thesis various experiments are performed that concern the moving of charged particles in fluctuating and disordered energy landscapes. We clarified the working of a Brownian on/off ratchet for suspended particles, studied its potential as a particle separator and determined its potential for improvement. We used the thermoelectric effect to study charge transport in disordered semiconductors, and determined how the temperature dependence relates to different charge transport models. Finally we used admittance spectroscopy to determine the effect of disorder on the differential capacitance and to describe charge carrier relaxation.
Originele taal-2Engels
KwalificatieDoctor in de Filosofie
Toekennende instantie
  • Applied Physics
Begeleider(s)/adviseur
  • Janssen, René A.J., Promotor
  • Coehoorn, Reinder, Promotor
  • Kemerink, Martijn, Co-Promotor
Datum van toekenning16 jan 2013
Plaats van publicatieEindhoven
Uitgever
Gedrukte ISBN's978-90-386-3315-2
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 2013

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