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Chapter 25

Organic Photoconductors

The six-stage process used to produce images in electrophotography, in both copiers and printers, is shown in this chapter. Crucial to this process are the photoconductors (also called photoreceptors) used to produce the latent image prior to toning and transfer to the substrate. Originally the photoconductors were inorganic (e.g. selenium, but now amorphous silicon in high volume machines), but after the 1980s there was a swing to organic materials, to such an extent that greater than 95% of machines currently use organic photoconductors (OPCs).

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Print publication date
28 Aug 2018
Copyright year
2018
Print ISBN
978-1-78262-815-6
PDF eISBN
978-1-78801-284-3
ePub eISBN
978-1-78801-503-5