Accession Number : ADD013533

Title :   Electrochemical Synthesis of Ternary Phosphides.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 28 Mar 86, patented 20 Jan 87,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Covino, Josephine ; McManis, George E

Report Date : 20 Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This invention compromises a method of a synthesizing ternary phosphide compounds of the general formula M(II)M(IV)P2 by fused salt electrolysis in which a melt powder mixture containing phosphorus compounds is introduced into an electrolytic apparatus containing a liquid group II metal cathode and a group IV metal or semiconductor source. Electrolysis occurs under controlled conditions in which oxygen is excluded as an impurity to produce the desired ternary phosphide compounds.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROCHEMISTRY, *PHOSPHIDES, *TERNARY COMPOUNDS, CONTROL, ELECTROLYSIS, FUSED SALTS, IMPURITIES, MELTS, MIXTURES, OXYGEN, PHOSPHORUS COMPOUNDS, POWDERS, SEMICONDUCTORS, SOURCES, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY), PATENTS

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE