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Types of Solids Crystalline solids 1. Shows a sharp melting point. 2. Have a regular, ordered structure composing of identical repeating units having the same orientation throughout the crystal.
Types of Crystalline solids Metallic crystals － are composed of bonded metal atoms; example are Na, Cu, Fe, and alloys. Covalent crystals － consisted of an infinite network of atoms held together by covalent bonds, no individual molecules being present. Example are dismond, graphite, SiC and SiO 2.
Types of Crystalline solids Molecular crystals － are composed of individual molecules. Example are Ar, CO 2 and H 2 O Ionic crystals － consisted of an array of positive and negative ions; example are NaCl, MgO, CaCl 2 and KNO 3
Types of Solids Amorphous solids 1. An amorphous solid does not have a characteristic crystals shape. 2. When heated, it softens and melts over a wide temperature range.
Closest Packing hcp and fcc The hcp and fcc structures are closely related : they are both based upon stacking layers of atoms, where the atoms are arranged in a close- packed hexagonal manner within the individual layer.
The atoms of the next layer of the structure will preferentially sit in some of the hollows in the first layer - this gives the closest approach of atoms in the two layers and thereby maximizes the cohesive interaction.
When it comes to deciding where the next layer of atoms should be positioned there are two choices - these differ only in the relative positions of atoms in the 1st and 3rd layers.
ABABA.. packing sequence of the hcp structure ABCABC.. packing sequence of the fcc structure
Closest Packing hcp and fcc These hcp and fcc structures share common features : (a) The atoms are close packed (b) Each atom has 12 nearest neighbours.
Hcp structure The..ABABA.. packing sequence of the hcp structure gives rise to a three-dimensional unit cell structure whose symmetry is more immediately related to that of the hexagonally- close packed layers from which it is built.
The unit cell for the hexagonal closest-packed structure has a diamond-shaped or hexagonal base with sides of equal length. The volume is the product of the area of the base and the height of the cell.
Coordination Numbers (CN)=12 Net number of spheres in unit cell =(8×1/8)+(6×1/2)=4
Bcc structure The bcc structure has very little in common with the fcc structure - except the cubic nature of the unit cell. Most importantly, it differs from the hcp and fcc structures in that it is not a close-packed structure. The structure of the alkali metals are cheracterized by a bcc unit cell.
Packing Efficiency For a FCC structureFor a BCC structure
Packing Efficiency of HCP Structure The unit cell is characterized by three lengths (a, b, c) and three angles ( , , ). The quantities a and b are the lengths of the sides of the base of the cell and is the angle between these two sides. The quantity c is the height of the unit cell. The angles and describe the angles between the base and the vertical sides of the unit cell.
Packing Efficiency of HCP Structure In the hexagonal closest-packed structure, a = b = 2r and c = [4(2/3) 1/2 ]r, where r is the atomic radius of the atom. = = 90 o and = 120 o The volume of the hexagonal unit cell: V = 8(2) 1/2 r 3
a=2r b=2r c = 4r(2/3) 1/2 =90 o =90 o =120 o
Band Theory Consider a molecule with two atomic orbitals. The result must be that two molecular orbitals will be formed from these atomic orbitals: one bonding and one anti-bonding, separated by a certain energy.
Band Theory If this is expanded to a molecule with three atoms, assuming 1 atomic orbital for each, then the result must be that 3 molecular orbitals will be formed.
Now, let's take it to 10 atoms. This will produce 10 molecular orbitals: 5 bonding and 5 anti- bonding. As the number of molecular orbitals increases, the energy difference between the lowest bonding and the highest anti-bondig increases, while the space between each individual orbital decreases.
Fermi Level/ Fermi Energy At absolute zero, electrons pack into the lowest available energy states and build up a "Fermi sea" of electron energy states. The top of that "Fermi sea" of electrons is called the Fermi energy or Fermi level. The Fermi level is the surface of that sea at absolute zero where no electrons will have enough energy to rise above the surface.
Metal Alloys Definition: A substance that contains a mixture of elements and has metallic properties. Substitutional alloy Interstitial alloy
Substitutional alloy Definition: Some of the host metal atoms are replaced by other metal atoms of similar size. Vacancy Diffusion: Vacancy diffusion involves the migration of an atom from a typical lattice position to a vacancy lattice site.
Atomic migration by a mechanism of vacancy migration. Materials flow (the atom) is opposite the vacancy flow direction. Vacancy Diffusion
Interstitial alloy Definition: The solute metal atoms occupy holes in the close-packed structure of the solvent metal. Interstitial diffusion: Interstitial diffusion involves the movement of an atom from a typical lattice position to an empty space between the lattice atoms called interstitial site.
Requires small impurity atoms (e.g. C, H, O) to fit into interstices in host. Interstitial diffusion
Two-dimensional reprentations of (a) a quartz crystal and (b) a quartz glass.
Semiconductors A silicon crystal at any temperature above absolute zero temperature, there is a finite probability that a few electron can cross the gap at 25 o C. The lattice will be knocked loose from its position, leaving behind an electron deficiency called a “hole". At high temperature, more energy is available to excite electrons into the conduction band.
The Doped Semiconductors The addition of a small percentage of foreign atoms in the regular crystal lattice of silicon or germanium produces dramatic changes in their electrical properties, producing n-type and p- type semiconductors.
The addition of penta-valent impurities such as Sb, As or P contribute free electrons, greatly increasing the conductivity of the intrinsic semiconductor.
The addition of trivalent impurities such as B, Al or Ga to an intrinsic semiconductor creates deficiencies of valence electrons, called "holes".