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Title: Correlation of Schottky constants with interatomic distances of selected I–VII and II–VI compounds

The observed linear (Na-, K-halides) and near-linear (Mg-, Sr-, Zn-, Cd-, and Hg-chalcogenides) dependences of Schottky constants on reciprocal interatomic distances yield the relation logK{sub S}=((s{sub s}1/T)+i{sub s})1/d{sub (A−B)}+(s{sub i}1/T)+i{sub i}, where K{sub S} is the product of metal and non-metal thermal equilibrium vacancy concentrations, and s{sub s}, i{sub s}, s{sub i} and i{sub i} are the group specific slope and intercept values obtained from an extended analysis of the above log K{sub S} versus 1/d{sub (A−B)} data. The previously reported linear dependences of log K{sub S} on the Born–Haber lattice energies [1] are the basis for combining the earlier results [1] with the Born–Mayer lattice energy equation to yield a new thermodynamic relationship, namely logK{sub S}=−(2.303nRT){sup −1}(c{sub (B−M)}/d{sub (A−B)}−I{sub e}), where c{sub (B−M)} is the product of the constants of the Born–Mayer equation and I{sub e} is the metal ionization energy of the above compounds. These results establish a correlation between point defect concentrations and basic thermodynamic, coulombic, and structural solid state properties for selected I–VII and II–VI semiconductor materials. - Graphical abstract: Display Omitted.
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OSTI Identifier:
22274112
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Solid State Chemistry; Journal Volume: 206; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; CHALCOGENIDES; CORRELATIONS; DENSITY; HALIDES; INTERATOMIC DISTANCES; IONIZATION; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; SOLIDS; THERMAL EQUILIBRIUM