Thermophysical properties data on molten semiconductors
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- Nakamura, S. & Hibiya, T. Int J Thermophys (1992) 13: 1061. doi:10.1007/BF01141216
Thermophysical properties of molten semiconductors are reviewed. Published data for viscosity, thermal conductivity, surface tension, and other properties are presented. Several measurement methods often used for molten semiconductors are described. Recommended values of thermophysical properties are tabulated for Si, Ge, GaAs, InP, InSb, GaSb, and other compounds. This review shows that further measurements of thermophysical properties of GaAs and InP in the molten state are required. It is also indicated that a very limited amount of data on emissivity is available. Space experiments relating to thermophysical property measurements are described briefly.
Key wordsdensityGaAsGaSbGehigh temperatureInPInSbmolten statesemiconductorsSisurface tensionthermal conductivityviscosity
Volumetric thermal expansion coefficient
Temperature coefficient of surface tension