Indium phosphide is a binary semiconductor composed of indium and phosphorus. These types of wafers are found in high-power and high-frequency electronics. Let’s take a look at some facts about indium phosphide and the InP wafer.
Indium phosphide is used as a substrate for epitaxial indium gallium arsenide based opto-electronic devices.
It has a zincblende crystal structure similar to GaAs and almost all the III-V semiconductors.
InP has one of the longest-lived optical phonons of any compound with the zincblende crystal structure.
The melting point of indium phosphide is 1070 degrees Celsius.
Molecular weight: 145.792 g/mol
Single crystals of indium phosphide for the manufacture of semiconductor wafers are prepared by the liquid encapsulated Czochralski method.
Indium combines with several non-metallic elements, including phosphorus, to form semiconducting compounds.
Indium phosphide is prepared by direct combination of the highly-purified elements at elevated temperature and pressure under controlled conditions.
When found in the form of dust, indium phosphide is flammable.
It can be used for virtually any electronic device that requires high speed or high power.
InP is the most important material for the generation of laser signals and the detection and conversion of those signals back to electronic form.
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