Accession Number : ADD012704

Title :   Method for Making Semiconductor Crystals.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Devaney,Christopher M ; Martineau,Robert J ; Miles,John L ; Wong,Theodore T

Report Date : 06 Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A planar solid-state recrystallization process for growing mercury cadmium telluride (MCT) crystals suitable for semiconductor applications, in which molten MCT material is solidified in a horizontal sealed ampoule having a substantial portion of its lower external surface (i.e. a part of the ampoule surface which contains molten material) in heat-transfer contact with a heat sink, and having no substantial portion of the vapor-containing segment of the external ampoule wall in contact with that heat sink. (Patent).

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *CADMIUM TELLURIDES, *CRYSTALS, *SEMICONDUCTORS, *MERCURY COMPOUNDS, *SOLID STATE ELECTRONICS, PLANAR STRUCTURES, EXTERNAL, HEAT SINKS, RECRYSTALLIZATION, SURFACES, MATERIALS, MELTS

Subject Categories : Crystallography
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE