Diffusion of Ag in Cd-rich mercury, cadmium telluride CdxHg1-xTe (x = 0.55-0.8)

Igor Lyubomirsky, Vera Lyakhovitskaya, Robert Triboulet, David Cahen

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Silver diffusion in CdxHg1-xTe was investigated as a function of Fermi level position and of mercury content. Silver diffusion increases with increasing mercury content and hole concentration. While in CdTe Ag diffusion at 200°C dopes n-type, in CdxHg1-xTe with x = 0.55-0.8, Ag diffusion below 125°C dopes p-type. We explain these findings by silver-mercury complex formation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1148-1151
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Feb 1996
Externally publishedYes


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