Gold and silver diffusion in germanium: a thermodynamic approach

Y. Panayiotatos, R. V. Vovk, Alexander Chroneos

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Abstract

Diffusion properties are technologically important in the understanding of semiconductors for the efficent formation of defined nanoelectronic devices. In the present study we employ experimental data to show that bulk materials properties (elastic and expansivity data) can be used to describe gold and silver diffusion in germanium for a wide temperature range (702–1177 K). Here we show that the so-called cBΩ model thermodynamic model, which assumes that the defect Gibbs energy is proportional to the isothermal bulk modulus and the mean volume per atom, adequately metallic diffusion in germanium.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016

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