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Kroger-Vink notation

  1. Dec 9, 2008 #1
    Hi All..

    I'm having some trouble trying to understand the Kroger-Vink notation.. the following example is of donor doping (for semi conductor, extrinsic)..

    the first equation is meant to be elecronic compenstaion while the bottom equation is ionic compensation

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  3. Dec 9, 2008 #2


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    The key with K-V notation is to simultaneously balance matter, charge, and sites. I believe the notation arose as a way to save space by tilting the typewriter platen and typing one or multiple periods, apostrophes, or xs. Why they couldn't just use the conventional, for example, "3-" or "4+" for charge I don't know.
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