Journal of Materials Physics and Chemistry. 2014, 2(2), 20-27DOI:
Abstract: In order to enhance the viability of this paper for that issue, we suggest adding this to the beginning of the abstract: “Binary semiconductors with (AIIBVI and AIIIBV) composition and ternary semiconductors (AIBIIIC2VI and AIIBIVC2V) composition, owing to their devices such as photonic crystals, wave guides, solar cells and detectors, are technologically important materials. The recent successful fabrication of the blue-green laser diode based on these compounds has renewed interest in their opto-electronic properties. In this paper we present a relationship to evaluate opto-electronic properties such as electronic polarizability (α), refractive index (n), band gap (Eg) and optical electronegativity (Δχ*) in terms of product of ionic charges (PIC) and average atomic number of constituent atoms (Zav) for zinc blende (AIIBVI and AIIIBV) and chalcopyrites (AIBIIIC2VI and AIIBIVC2V) structured solids. The electronic polarizability (α), refractive index (n), band gap (Eg) and optical electronegativity (Δχ) of these solids exhibit a linear relationship when plotted against the average atomic number constituent atoms (Zav), but fall on different lines due to the region of product of the ionic charges (PIC) of the compounds. We have applied the proposed relation on these solids and found a better agreement with the experimental data as compared to the values evaluated by earlier researchers so far.