Accession Number : AD0656912

Title :   ON THE SOLID SOLUTIONS OF TIN TELLURIDE AND LEAD TELLURIDE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF METALLURGY

Personal Author(s) : Reti,A. M. ; Jena,A. K. ; Bever,M. B.

Report Date : 14 AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Work is described which shows that in the system SnTe-PbTe (1) the solid solutions have small exothermic heats of formation based on the binary compounds, (2) solid solution hardening is almost absent, (3) the Sn and Pb atoms are randomly distributed on the sublattice occupied by them and do not undergo an ordering transition during a thermal treatment designed to promote such a transition and (4) the lattice parameter changes linearly with composition. These findings suggest that the solid solutions of tin telluride and lead telluride approach ideal behavior. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEMICONDUCTORS, TELLURIDES), (*TELLURIDES, *SOLID SOLUTIONS), (*TIN COMPOUNDS, SOLID SOLUTIONS), (*LEAD COMPOUNDS, SOLID SOLUTIONS), HEAT OF FORMATION, HARDNESS, CRYSTAL LATTICES, X RAY DIFFRACTION, HEAT TREATMENT

Subject Categories : Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE