Ternary Alloys Based on III-V Semiconductors: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Ternary Alloys Based on III-V Semiconductors

1st Edition

By Vasyl Tomashyk

CRC Press

362 pages | 593 B/W Illus.

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III-V semiconductors have attracted considerable attention due to their applications in the fabrication of electronic and optoelectronic devices as light-emitting diodes and solar cells. Because of their wide applications in a variety of devices, the search for new semiconductor materials and the improvement of existing materials is an important field of study. This new book covers all known information about phase relations in ternary systems based on III-V semiconductors.

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.


"The book is intended not only to provide an encyclopedia on the phase relations and compounds in ternary systems of III-V semiconductors for graduate-level students as well as for researchers at industrial and national laboratories and universities but may also serve as a comprehensive guide for experts in solid state sciences particularly of electronic materials. The book is introduced by a comprehensive preface declaring its use and content.

The content of the book follows the nomenclature of ternary systems III - X - V, where III = B, Al, Ga, In; V = N, P, As, Sb; and X covers all elements in the periodic table for which corresponding ternary information could be assembled from a total of 1492 relevant references: i.e. 3 chapters on B-X-{N,P,As} and 4 chapters for each of Al, Ga and In, {Al,Ga,In}-X-{N,P,As,Sb}. In these 15 chapters, the book is summarizing, for each of the 577 critically assessed ternary systems based on III-V semiconductors, information (whatever available) on (i) the ternary phase relations (isothermal section, liquidus projection, glass forming regions, isopleths), (ii) the hitherto identified ternary compounds and their synthesis (data on crystal structure, their homogeneity region as f(T,p), on phase transformation/modifications, on thermodynamic quantities), (iii) in some cases for crystal growth also equilibria with vapour and/or liquid, as well as (iv) data/graphs on pressure-temperature-composition. As is inherent to critical assessment work, original graphs were amended, whenever new data of higher quality superseded older values of lower impact. In all cases, where ambiguities could not be resolved by the assessor, all original data/graphs are presented.

In general, the information is presented in a clear manner illustrated by a large number of graphs (505). As the reader is taken step by step through the constitution of ternary systems based on III-V semiconductors, the information may be also useful for teaching in materials science. The compilation does not only (i) back research on electronic semiconductors, but (ii) via boron nitride (BN) also reaches into the science of superhard materials, via (iii) systems with low melting components such as Ga, In, Sb. It furthermore addresses research on lead-free solders and (iv) may provide basic knowledge to thermoelectric materials. Although the relative importance of ternary systems based on III-V semiconductors in industry or at the leading edge of fundamental science cannot be evaluated in such a data collection, students and researchers related to the afore mentioned subjects will, however, find it useful to have on their shelves such a concise description of critically assessed ternary systems based on III-V semiconductors, which, to this day, this book remains the only such one."

Prof. Peter Franz Rogl, Institute of Materials Chemistry and Research, University of Vienna

Table of Contents

List of figures


Author biography

List of symbols

Systems Based on BN

Systems Based on BP

Systems Based on BAs

Systems Based on AlN

Systems Based on AlP

Systems Based on AlAs

Systems Based on AlSb

Systems Based on GaN

Systems Based on GaP

Systems Based on GaAs

Systems Based on GaSb

Systems Based on InN

Systems Based on InP

Systems Based on InAs

Systems Based on InSb


About the Author

Vasyl Tomashyk is executive director and head of department at the V.Ye. Lashkaryov Institute for Semiconductor Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Graduating from Chernivtsi State University in 1972 (master of chemistry), he is a doctor of chemical sciences (1992), professor (1999) and author of about 590 publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings, including eight books (three 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 publishes 35 articles in Landolt–Börnstein New Series. Prof. Tomashyk is actively working with young researchers and graduate students and 20 Ph.D theses have been prepared under his supervision. For many years, he has been a professor at Ivan Franko Zhytomyr State University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Solid State Physics