Relation between mechanical properties of crystals and the crystal-lattice energy

@inproceedings{Kulish1987RelationBM,
  title={Relation between mechanical properties of crystals and the crystal-lattice energy},
  author={U. M. Kulish},
  year={1987}
}
The microhardness value of semiconductors enables us to judge the mechanical strength of doped and impurity-free materials. There is considerable interest in the systematics of semiconductor materials science, related to the mechanical properties of semiconductor compounds and their energy parameters, viz., the heat of formation of the compounds, the width of the band gap, etc. Such systematics permit predicting certain mechanical properties of compounds, which are promising but have not been… CONTINUE READING