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diamond lattice  crystal structure which belongs to the face-centered cubic class of crystals; several semiconductors, most notably silicon, crystallize following diamond lattice.

Reference: See Semiconductor Notes for more information
Face-Centered Cubic, FCC, cell  the crystalline structure of key semiconductors is based on the FCC cell; FCC cell along with body-centered cubic (BCC) and simple cubic cell belongs to the cubic system; diamond lattice (e.g. Si, Ge) and zinc blend lattice (e.g. GaAs, GaP) are FCC sublattices.
zinc blend lattice  crystal structure which belongs to the cubic-crystal family; most ot the III-V compound semiconductors have a zincblend lattice.

Reference: See Semiconductor Notes for more information
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Jerzy Ruzyllo is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Penn State University.

This book gives a complete account of semiconductor engineering covering semiconductor properties, semiconductor materials, semiconductor devices and their uses, process technology, fabrication processes, and semiconductor materials and process characterization.

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