indium antimonide


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indium antimonide

[′in·dē·əm ‚an′tim·ə‚nīd]
(inorganic chemistry)
InSb Crystals that melt at 535°C; an intermetallic compound having semiconductor properties and the highest room-temperature electron mobility of any known material; used in Hall-effect and magnetoresistive devices and as an infrared detector.
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Thermal channels include high performance, cooled large format Indium Antimonide Focal Plane array and a continuous zoom color CCD camera.
Experimenters used indium antimonide nanowires to create a transistor-like device that could transform the electrons from a current applied to it into holes--literally empty spaces left when electrons are taken out.
USPRwire, Fri Apr 10 2015] South America SWIR Market By Material Type (Indium Gallium Arsenide, Mercury cadmium Telluride, Indium Antimonide and Lead Sulfide), By Application and By Industry Type - Analysis and Forecast (2014-2019)
His solution was to take a piece of the semiconductor indium antimonide and shape it into a lopsided tuning fork.
The majority of thermographic cooled cameras on the market today use a detector made from indium antimonide (InSb).
Each model contains a cooled indium antimonide (InSb) detector, which enhances the sensitivity of each camera to detect even the smallest gas emissions.
This camera incorporates a cooled indium antimonide detector that operates in the 3- to 5-pm waveband.
Sensing technologies are expected to go beyond the traditional principles of piezoresistive, capacitive, and inductive, while emerging sensor materials such as silicon carbide (SiC), carbon nanotube (CNT) and indium antimonide have enabled sensor penetration into new applications.
THE most common materials used by the company are silicon and germanium, but other materials such as indium antimonide, gallium arsenide and indium phosphide can be specified.
The centre has been working with a compound called indium antimonide.
The seeker could use two different detectors to monitor the energy levels in the two bands (for example, lead sulfide for the short band and indium antimonide for the long band) or use a single detector with different band-pass filters on the reticle spokes.
Recently the first such instrument arrived on the mountain: a near-infrared camera with an indium antimonide detector array arranged in 256 by 256 pixels.