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Corrosion of ZnSe by alternating high voltage in a saline solution
Author(s): Joseph Allson King
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Paper Abstract

Prolonged exposure of chemical vapor deposited, polycrystalline ZnSe to high ac voltages in a 1 molal NaCl solution induces severe mechanical damage. Exposure produces defects that originate at the surface and grow intergranularly into the bulk with a bush-like morphology. Single crystal KRS-5 exposed to the same environmental conditions does not display the same mechanical damage. Possible causes for the degradation are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1535, Passive Materials for Optical Elements, (1 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48318
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Joseph Allson King, Harvey Mudd College (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1535:
Passive Materials for Optical Elements
Gary W. Wilkerson, Editor(s)

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