1st Edition

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

By Vasyl Tomashyk Copyright 2022
    382 Pages 568 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    IV-VI and IV-VI2 semiconductors are among the most interesting materials in semiconductor physics. The electrical properties of these semiconductors can also be tuned by adding impurity atoms. These semiconductors either have already found use or are promising materials for infrared sensors and sources, thermoelectric elements, solar cells, memory elements, etc. The basic characteristics of these compounds, namely, narrow bandgap, high permittivity, relatively high radiation resistance, high mobility of charge carriers, and high bond ionicity, are unique among semiconductor substances. 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 ternary systems based on IV-VI and IV-VI2 semiconductors, providing the first systematic account of phase equilibria in ternary systems and making research originally published in Russia 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.


    • Provides up-to-date experimental and theoretical information
    • Allows readers to synthesize 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

    List of Abbreviations. Preface. About the Author. 1 Systems Based on Silicon Sulfides. 2 Systems Based on Silicon Selenides. 3 Systems Based on Silicon Telluride. 4 Systems Based on Germanium Sulfides. 5 Systems Based on Germanium Selenides. 6 Systems Based on Germanium Telluride. 7 Systems Based on Tin Sulfides. 8 Systems Based on Tin Selenides. 9 Systems Based on Tin Telluride. 10 Systems Based on Lead Sulfide. 11 Systems Based on Lead Selenide. 12 Systems Based on Lead Telluride. Index.


    Vasyl Tomashyk is the head of the 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 670 publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings, including 11 books (six 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 has been 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 publishe 35 articles in the Landolt–Börnstein New Series. Prof. Tomashyk is actively working with young researchers and graduate students and 22 PhD theses have been prepared under his supervision. For many years, he has been a professor at Ivan Franko Zhytomyr State University.