Mechanism of tin diffusion in ZnTe single crystals

Research paper by V. P. Makhniy, E. V. Protopopov, N. V. Skripnik

Indexed on: 25 Aug '11Published on: 25 Aug '11Published in: Inorganic Materials


The diffusion coefficient of Sn in single-crystal zinc telluride has been measured. In the temperature range 1070–1270 K, Sn diffusion follows a vacancy mechanism, producing for the most part SnZn substitutional atoms, which act as donors with an ionization energy of ∼0.26 eV.