Kinetic study by viscosity measurements on direct synthesis of gallium antimonide

Koichi Kakimoto, Taketoshi Hibiya

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)


Reaction kinetics for the direct synthesis process of compound GaSb from Ga and Sb metals was studied by observing viscosity changes of the melt during the reaction process. The mole fraction of Ga (cGa) was obtained during synthesis using the equation; log η=cGa(log ηGa +log ηSb)+(1-2cGa)log ηGaSb, where η is the viscosity of the total system, and ηGa, ηSb, and ηGaSb are the viscosities of molten Ga metal, molten Sb metal, and molten GaSb, respectively. The reaction rate was obtained from the variation of the mole fraction of reactant cGa. Assuming a second-order reaction, the activation energy was estimated to be 15.5 kcal/mol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4181-4183
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


Dive into the research topics of 'Kinetic study by viscosity measurements on direct synthesis of gallium antimonide'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this