Use of Electrochemical Methods for Investigating Properties and Treating the Surface of Semiconductor Materials

  • Viktor A. Myamlin
  • Yurii V. Pleskov


In Chapters I and II it was shown that the surface properties of semiconductor electrodes, i. e., the photopotential, the capacitance, etc., are definite functions of the bulk properties, for example, the concentration of free carriers, diffusion length, etc. Therefore, it is possible to use the measurement of the electrochemical parameters to check the bulk properties of semiconductor materials. Naturally all these characteristics may be determined by a nonelectrochemical method. However, in many cases electrochemical methods have great advantages. This refers primarily to the determination of the characteristics of samples which are intended for use in electrochemical investigations.


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  • Viktor A. Myamlin
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  • Yurii V. Pleskov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of ElectrochemistryAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscowRussia

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