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phosphorus, P  element from the 5th group of periodic table; common n-type dopant (donor) in silicon; about 10 times faster than As and Sb (other n-type dopants of Si) diffusant in Si.
donor  element introduced to semiconductor to generate free electron (by "donating" electron to semiconductor); must have one more valance electron than semiconductor; common donors in Si: P, As, Sb and in GaAs: S, Se, Sn, Si, and C.
phosphine, PH3  gaseous compound (toxic) commonly used in silicon manufacturing as a source of phosphorus (P, n-type dopant in Si).
phosphorus tetrachloride, POCl3  liquid compound commonly used in silicon manufacturing as a source of phosphorus (P, n-type dopant in Si); liquid is vaporized and transferred to the furnace diffusion tube.
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