Measurement of the solubility of ammonia and nitrogen in gallium at atmospheric pressure

R. Garcia, B. Ren, A. C. Thomas, Fernando Ponce

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Ammonia and nitrogen solubilities in gallium melt have been measured under atmospheric pressure in the 303-673 K temperature range. The saturation solubilities of NH3 and N2 in Ga are of the order of 10-4 mole fraction and they decrease with temperature under standard conditions. Ga-NH3 solutions enable the direct synthesis of GaN crystallites with high luminescence efficiency, as well as the growth of n- and p-type doped crystals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)611-613
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 7 2009



  • Diffusion
  • Gas-solid reactions
  • Metals and alloys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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