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Growth of (Hg,Cd)Te from Te-rich solutions
Author(s): Luigi Colombo; Pok-Kai K. Liao
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Paper Abstract

Mercury cadmium telluride has successfully been grown from tellurium rich solutions. Solution growth offers a number of advantages over other thin film and bulk growth techniques, e.g. purification, thin film and bulk growth, low dislocation density, and inexpensive growth equipment. The principal solution growth techniques that have received the most attention for (Hg,Cd)Te so far have been liquid phase epitaxy(LPE), the traveling heater method(THM) and the solid state recrystallization(SSR) process. These techniques have provided very high quality material for various device structures. The solid state recrystallization process, the traveling heater method and liquid phase epitaxy are reviewed and their similarities described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1307, Electro-Optical Materials for Switches, Coatings, Sensor Optics, and Detectors, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21706
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Luigi Colombo, Texas Instruments Inc. (United States)
Pok-Kai K. Liao, Texas Instruments Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1307:
Electro-Optical Materials for Switches, Coatings, Sensor Optics, and Detectors
Rudolf Hartmann; M. J. Soileau; Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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