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Research Letters in Materials Science
Volume 2007, Article ID 57143, 3 pages
Research Letter

Correlation between the Bulk Modulus and the Metallicity in Semiconductors

Laboratoire CRISMAT, ENSICAEN, CNRS UMR 6508, 6 Boulevard du Maréchal Juin, Caen Cedex F-14050, France

Received 15 July 2007; Accepted 5 October 2007

Academic Editor: D. Zhang

Copyright © 2007 Y. Al-Douri. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The metallicity in semiconductors with respect to energy gap along ΓX is used to calculate bulk modulus and gives reasonable results in agreement to that of experimental and Cohen results.