Impurities in Semiconductors: Solubility, Migration and Interactions, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Impurities in Semiconductors

Solubility, Migration and Interactions, 1st Edition

By Victor I. Fistul

CRC Press

448 pages | 141 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780415308311
pub: 2004-01-27
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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.

Table of Contents

The Semiconductor Impurity System

The Semiconductor Crystal as a Thermodynamic System

Thermodynamic Descriptions of Impurity Solubility

General Characteristics of Impurity Centers


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 Weisserís 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


Subject Index.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Solid State Physics