Definitions for "Amorphous Silicon"
Silicon material having no definite or regular crystal structure; the semi-conducting material in a-Si active matrices
A semiconductor film used as the active layer in most active matrix liquid crystal displays (LCDs). It is based upon the electronic properties of a glass alloy of silicon and hydrogen.
A form of silicon that is noncrystalline. Also called thin film, it is different from regular silicon used in panels and chips, in that it is more flexible. It can be deposited in thin (measured in micrometers) layers by a number of methods.
A material used to create infrared detectors. These types of detectors are used in a number of fire service thermal imagers.
Commonly used in toys and consumer electronics. Inexpensive but least efficient alternative at ~8% conversion efficiency.