cadmium telluride


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cadmium telluride

[′kad·mē·əm ′tel·yə‚rīd]
(inorganic chemistry)
CdTe Brownish-black, cubic crystals with a melting point of 1090°C; soluble, with decomposition, in nitric acid; used for semiconductors.
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There are reasons to use silicon, and there are reasons to use other technologies, like cadmium telluride.
The solar cells include four major commercial types: multicrystalline silicon, monocrystalline silicon, ribbon silicon, and thin film cadmium telluride.
Abstract Cadmium telluride thin films were prepared on microscopic glass substrates by vacuum evaporation technique.
Of all the various pieces in our supply chain, cadmium telluride (CdTe) is the one that might raise questions in some minds.
Theoretical and experimental perspectives on materials used to detect nuclear radiation are presented in the 21 papers, with the bulk of attention given to cadmium telluride (CdTe) and cadmium zinc telluride (CdZnTe) materials.
This will eliminate the complications that arise with ingesting the cadmium telluride particles," Winter said.
Thin-film solar cells can also be made from other semiconductor materials, including copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) and cadmium telluride (see "Four Thin-film Solar Technologies" on Page 47).
Cadmium telluride and amorphous silicon are less expensive than CIGS, but these materials degrade pretty significantly when exposed to sunlight, according to Korgel.
Currently cadmium telluride is a semiconductor material with a widely technique used in solar cells and X-rays and gamma detectors (Brihi, 2007, Fu, 2008, Shieh, 2005, Sochinskii, 2004).
Sunovia Energy Technologies and EPIR Technologies have received a $9 million Defense Department SBIR Phase III contract that allows for the expansion of production capacities and capabilities of their combined cadmium telluride on silicon (CdTe/Si) manufacturing program.
Recently, we have successfully employed PED to deposit Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) semiconductor material on ZnO nanowires in an effort to develop high solar energy conversion photovoltaic devices.
IN A NUTSHELL: Rather than using crystal silicone, AVA's solar panels utilize cadmium telluride.