Chapter 5. Covalent Semiconductors

  1. John J. Gilman

Published Online: 23 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470446836.ch5

Chemistry and Physics of Mechanical Hardness

Chemistry and Physics of Mechanical Hardness

How to Cite

Gilman, J. J. (2009) Covalent Semiconductors, in Chemistry and Physics of Mechanical Hardness, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470446836.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470226520

Online ISBN: 9780470446836

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Keywords:

  • covalent semiconductors;
  • dislocation motion in covalent crystals - thermally activated above Einstein temperature;
  • bond modulus -measure of shear strengths of covalent bonds

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Octahedral Shear Stiffness

  • Chemical Bonds and Dislocation Mobility

  • Behavior of Kinks

  • Effect of Polarity

  • Photoplasticity

  • Surface Environments

  • Effect of Temperature

  • Doping Effects

  • References