Scientific Basis of the Search for New Semiconducting Compounds
A discussion is reported of the system of valence compounds, which includes the crystallochemical group of tetrahedral phases. A modified form of the periodic table is used to illustrate the relationships governing the formation of the simplest valence compounds. The example of ternary A—B—C compounds is used to demonstrate the possibility of the formation of substances with different electron concentrations irrespective of whether these compounds have binary or elemental analogs. It is concluded that a system of chemical compounds can be used as the basis of a search for new semiconducting materials.
KeywordsPeriodic Table Ternary Compound Semiconducting Compound Semiconducting Material Elemental Analog
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