Study of the structural, electrokinetic and magnetic characteristics of the Er1-xZrxNiSb semiconductor

  • V.A. Romaka National University “Lvivska Politechnika”
  • Yu. Stadnyk Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
  • L. Romaka Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
  • V. Krayovskyy National University “Lvivska Politechnika”
  • A. Нoryn Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
  • P. Klyzub Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
  • V. Pashkevych National University “Lvivska Politechnika”
Keywords: electrical conductivity, thermopower coefficient, Fermi level


Peculiarities of the structural, electrokinetic, energetic, and magnetic characteristics of Er1-xZrxNiSb semiconductive solid solution, х=0–0.10, were studied. It was suggested that when Zr (4d25s2) atoms were introduced into the structure of the ErNiSb half-Heusler phase by substitution of Er (5d06s2) atoms in 4a position, Zr atoms can also simultaneously occupy the 4c position of Ni (3d84s2) atoms. As a result, in Er1-xZrxNiSb semiconductor, the structural defects of donor nature in position 4a and ones of acceptor nature in position 4c were generated simultaneously. In this case, in the band gap of Er1-xZrxNiSb, the energy states of impurity donor  and acceptor  bands (donor-acceptor pairs) appear and determine the electrical conductivity mechanism of the semiconductor.


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How to Cite
RomakaV., StadnykY., RomakaL., KrayovskyyV., НorynA., KlyzubP., & PashkevychV. (2020). Study of the structural, electrokinetic and magnetic characteristics of the Er1-xZrxNiSb semiconductor. Physics and Chemistry of Solid State, 21(4), 689-694.
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