|Title||A thermodynamic basis for the electronic properties of molten semiconductors: the role of electronic entropy|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Rinzler, CC, Allanore, A|
|Pagination||561 - 571|
|Keywords||electronic entropy, Entropy, molten semiconductor, Thermopower|
The thermodynamic origin of a relation between features of the phase diagrams and the electronic properties of molten semiconductors is provided. Leveraging a quantitative connection between electronic properties and entropy, a criterion is derived to establish whether a system will retain its semiconducting properties in the molten phase. It is shown that electronic entropy is critical to the thermodynamics of molten semiconductor systems, driving key features of phase diagrams including, for example, miscibility gaps.
|Short Title||Philos. Mag.|