Although there is a good deal of research concerning semiconductor impurities available, most publications on the subject are very specialized and very theoretical. Until now, the field lacked a text that described the current experimental data, applications, and theory concerning impurities in semiconductor physics.
Impurities in Semiconductors: Solubility, Migration and Interactions explores the behavior of impurity atoms in semiconductors, integrating experimental data with theoretical interpretation. It presents the current literature on the state and behavior of impurities in semiconductors. The author explains the basic physics of hydrogen-like impurities to help you understand the properties imparted by these impurities. He also analyzes the macroscopic and microscopic mechanisms of the solubility, and migration of impurities and defects in the crystal lattice. In addition, the book presents a systematic analysis of different effects resulting from the interactions between impurities and other defects in the crystal lattices.
This book brings to light work done in the former Soviet Union and highlights several impurities that have potential, but have not yet found widespread application. As such, it will be an invaluable reference for those working in different fields involving the use of electronic materials.
The Semiconductor Impurity System The Semiconductor Crystal as a Thermodynamic System Thermodynamic Descriptions of Impurity Solubility General Characteristics of Impurity Centers References Impurity Behavior in Semiconductors Hydrogen-Like Impurities Impurities with Partly Filled Electron Shells (d- and f-Impurities) Amphoteric Impurities Isovalent Impurities Volatile Impurities Impurity Solubility in Semiconductors Retrograde Solubility of Impurities Solubility of Hydrogen-Like Impurity Atoms in Germanium and Silicon Hydrogen-Like Impurity Solubility in AIII BV Compounds Solubility of Deep Impurities Solubility of Amphoteric Impurities Microscopic Analysis of Impurity Solubility in Semiconductors Dissolution Enthalpy Calculation by Weisseris Method Dissolution Enthaply in the Pseudo-Alloy Model Solubility of Interstitial f-Atoms in Silicon On Solubility Theory for Semiconductor Compounds Charge Interaction Potential Interaction Defect Interaction in Regular Approximation Interaction Leading to Complexation Defect Ionization in Solids Association of Impurity Atoms Ion Pairs Polytropic Impurities Complexation Thermodynamics in a Semiconductor Compound Impurity-Vacancy Complexes in AIII B V Compounds Impurity-Vacancy Complexes in Silicon Impurity Syneresis Combined Complexation Indirect Ion-Ion Interaction Applied Aspects of Complexation Impurity Kinetics in Semiconductors Impurity Migration Energy Microscopic Theory of Impurity Kinetics Dissociative Diffusion of Impurities Kinetic Effects in Subsurface Layers Diffusion Profiles of Interacting Impurities Impurity Migration in the Formation of Mobile Complexes Diatomic Complexes: Formation and Decomposition Diffusion Model for Mobile Complexes Solution of Diffusion Equations for Various Boundary Conditions Diffusion Theory Versus Experiment References Subject Index.