Czechoslovak Journal of Physics

, Volume 56, Issue 6, pp 549–564 | Cite as

Theoretical considerations about solid-state diffusion of impurities into crystals

  • C. A. C. Sequeira
  • D. M. F. Santos
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Abstract

Solid-state diffusion of impurities into crystals and quasicrystals is essential for many physical processes concerned with the growth of novel semiconductor materials and the fabrication of electronic/energy devices with commercial viability. Here relevant considerations about diffusion in these systems are presented and discussed.

PACS

82.33.Pt 66.30.Lw 

Key words

atomic theory of diffusion atomic mobility semiconducting materials impurity atoms diffusion coefficients 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. A. C. Sequeira
    • 1
  • D. M. F. Santos
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto Superior TécnicoTechnical University of LisbonLisbonPortugal

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