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Boron arsenide is a chemical compound of boron and arsenic. It is a cubic (sphalerite) semiconductor with a lattice constant of 0.4777 nm and an indirect bandgap of roughly 1.5 eV. It can be alloyed with gallium arsenide.
Additional recommended knowledge
Boron arsenide also occurs as an icosahedral boride, B12As2. http://spectra.phy.bris.ac.uk/research_semiconductor.asp This form can be grown on substrates such as silicon carbide.
Solar cells can be fabricated from boron arsenide.
Categories: Boron compounds | Arsenides | III-V compounds | Semiconductor materials
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