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Ammonothermal Synthesis and Crystal Growth of Nitrides

Chemistry and Technology

  • Covers a broad range of topics on synthesis with supercritical ammonia and nitride materials

  • Presents new and innovative in-situ monitoring and analytical techniques

  • Presents an insightful wrap-up of the field with prospects for novel materials synthesis and exciting future applications

Part of the book series: Springer Series in Materials Science (SSMATERIALS, volume 304)

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx
  2. General Importance for the Synthesis and Crystal Growth of Nitrides

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. The Potential of Nitride Materials

      • Mathias Mallmann, Niklas Cordes, Wolfgang Schnick
      Pages 13-25
    3. Technological Challenges of Autoclave Design for Ammonothermal Syntheses

      • Eberhard Schlücker, Anna-Carina Luise Kimmel
      Pages 27-44
  3. Technology of Ammonothermal Synthesis

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 45-45
    2. Innovative Techniques for Fast Growth and Fabrication of High Purity GaN Single Crystals

      • Daisuke Tomida, Makoto Saito, Quanxi Bao, Tohru Ishiguro, Shigefusa F. Chichibu
      Pages 65-76
    3. A New Perspective on Growth of GaN from the Basic Ammonothermal Regime

      • Elke Meissner, Dietmar Jockel, Martina Koch, Rainer Niewa
      Pages 77-103
    4. Direct Determination of Viscosity of Supercritical Solutions

      • Thomas G. Steigerwald, Eberhard Schlücker
      Pages 117-153
    5. Determination of Solubility of GaN in Ammonobasic Systems

      • Wilhelm Schwieger, Hasan Baser
      Pages 155-170
  4. Chemistry of Ammonothermal Synthesis

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 203-203
    2. Explorative Synthesis of Novel Nitride Compounds by Ammonothermal Synthesis

      • Mathias Mallmann, Niklas Cordes, Wolfgang Schnick
      Pages 205-225
    3. Properties of Ammonothermal Crystals

      • Jaime A. Freitas Jr., Marcin Zając
      Pages 287-314

About this book

This book provides a collection of contributed chapters, delivering a comprehensive overview of topics related to the synthesis and crystal growth of nitride compounds under supercritical ammonia conditions. Focusing on key chemical and technological aspects of ammonothermal synthesis and growth of functional nitride compounds, the book also describes many innovative techniques for in-situ observation and presents new data fundamental for materials synthesis under ammonothermal conditions. With its detailed coverage of many thermodynamic and kinetics aspects, which are necessary for understanding and controlling crystal growth, this contributed volume is the ideal companion to materials chemists and engineers at any point in their journey in this rich and exciting field.

Keywords

  • ammonothermal synthesis
  • iIn-situ observation
  • crystal growth of nitrides
  • in-situ monitoring of ammonothermal processes
  • ultra-sound measurements
  • autoprotolysis

Editors and Affiliations

  • Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology, Erlangen, Germany

    Elke Meissner

  • Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

    Rainer Niewa

About the editors

Dr. Elke Meissner is a senior scientist at the Department Materials of the Fraunhofer Institute of Integrated Systems and Device Technology (IISB) in Erlangen, Germany and head of the Nitrides group. In addition to her activities at the IISB, she carries out gallium nitride (GaN) research at the Fraunhofer Technology Center for Semiconductor Materials (THM) in Freiberg (Saxony, Germany) and fundamental research at the Technical Faculty of University of Erlangen-Nuremberg at the Chair for Electron Devices. She boasts more than 20 years of experience in various fields ranging from applied and experimental mineralogy, silicon nitride and related processes under high pressure and temperature as well as the crystal growth of GaN and AlN. She is inventor or co-inventor of international patents, and has authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications. She has served on the chairs of high-profile international conferences, and is member of the international steering committee of the International Workshop on Bulk Nitride Semiconductors (IWBNS).

Prof. Dr. Rainer Niewa is a professor of inorganic chemistry at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. He has long-standing experience in inorganic materials synthesis including high pressure-high temperature, solvothermal, electrochemical and molten flux preparation and crystal growth, along with an array of various characterization techniques. One of his main research areas is the synthesis and characterization of novel functional materials with one focus on a wide range of nitrides and related compounds. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications, and is member of the international steering committee of the International Workshop on Bulk Nitride Semiconductors (IWBNS).

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Buying options

eBook USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-56305-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)