1st Edition

Quaternary Alloys Based on IV-VI and IV-VI2 Semiconductors

By Vasyl Tomashyk Copyright 2024
    532 Pages 498 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    IV–VI and IV–VI2 semiconductors have attracted considerable attention due to their applications in the fabrication of electronic and optoelectronic devices as light-emitting diodes and solar cells. The electrical properties of these semiconductors can also be tuned by adding impurity atoms. Because of their wide application in various devices, the search for new semiconductor materials and the improvement of existing materials is an important field of study. Doping with impurities is a common method of modifying and diversifying the properties of physical and chemical semiconductors. This book covers all known information about phase relations in quaternary systems based on IV–VI and IV–VI2 semiconductors, providing the first systematic account of phase equilibria in quaternary systems based on IV–VI and IV–VI2 semiconductors and making research originally published in Ukrainian and Russian accessible to the wider scientific community. This book will be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students studying materials science, solid-state chemistry, and engineering. It will also be relevant for researchers at industrial and national laboratories, in addition to phase diagram researchers, inorganic chemists, and solid-state physicists.

    Key Features:

    • Provides up-to-date experimental and theoretical information
    • A source of information for synthesizing semiconducting materials with predetermined properties
    • Delivers a critical evaluation of many industrially important systems presented in the form of two-dimensional sections for the condensed phases

    Chapter 1: Systems based on silicon sulfides. Chapter 2: Systems based on silicon selenides. Chapter 3: Systems based on silicon telluride. Chapter 4: Systems based on germanium sulfides. Chapter 5: Systems based on germanium selenides. Chapter 6: Systems based on germanium telluride. Chapter 7: Systems based on tin sulfides. Chapter 8: Systems based on tin selenides. Chapter 9: Systems based on tin telluride. Chapter 10: Systems based on lead sulfide. Chapter 11: Systems based on lead selenide. Chapter 12: Systems based on lead telluride. References.


    Vasyl Tomashyk is a leading researcher at the V.Ye. Lashkaryov Institute for Semiconductor Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. After graduating from Chernivtsi State University in 1972 (master of chemistry), he became a doctor of chemical sciences (1992), professor (1999), and author of about 690 publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings, including 12 books (seven of which are published by CRC Press) devoted to physical-chemical analysis, chemistry of semiconductors, and chemical treatment of semiconductor surfaces.

    Prof. Tomashyk is a specialist at a high international level in the field of solid-state and semiconductor chemistry, including physical-chemical analysis and the technology of semiconductor materials. He was head of research topics within the international program “Copernicus”. He is a member of the Materials Science International Team (Stuttgart, Germany, since 1999), which prepares a series of prestigious reference books under the titles of Ternary Alloys and Binary Alloys, and has had 35 articles published in the Landolt–Börnstein New Series. Prof. Tomashyk actively works with young researchers and graduate students and 22 Ph.D. theses have been prepared under his supervision. For many years, he has been a professor at Ivan Franko Zhytomyr State University.