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Gallium: Inorganic Chemistry

  1. Kulbinder Kumar Banger1,
  2. Aloysius F. Hepp2

Published Online: 15 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119951438.eibc0072

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

How to Cite

Banger, K. K. and Hepp, A. F. 2011. Gallium: Inorganic Chemistry . Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Ohio Aerospace Institute & NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH

  2. 2

    USA NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2011

Abstract

An overview of the inorganic chemistry of gallium and its compounds is reported in detail with an attempt to bring up to date current studies in this field. In addition, the use of various Ga related alloys as either binary or ternary semiconducting material for bulk, thin film, and nanotechnology is reported in detail pertaining to their synthesis, properties, and application. The chemistry of Ga inorganic and coordination derivatives is also reviewed and discussed.

Keywords:

  • gallium;
  • hydrides;
  • pnictogens;
  • chalcogenides;
  • halides;
  • main-group;
  • complexes;
  • Ga(II);
  • Ga(I);
  • anions;
  • III-V;
  • III-VI;
  • I-III-VI