The use of aluminum and gallium hydrides as molecular precursors has been an important development in the field of materials science. Alanes and gallanes have been used in a variety of techniques, such as chemical vapor deposition and solution-based methodologies, to synthesize materials ranging from aluminum thin films to nanocrystalline 13-15 materials. This review is intended to capture the general features of the use of alanes and gallanes in the synthesis of solid state materials. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science S.A.
- Materials science
- Solid state material