Preparation of Cu(2-x)Te and HgTe by using microwave heating

O. Palchik, R. Kerner, Z. Zhu, A. Gedanken

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A new method for the preparation of nanophased tellurides is described. It employs microwave heating for the synthesis of Cu(2-x) Te and HgTe. The copper telluride prepared by this method was a complex of Cu(2-x)Te and ethylenediamine, which decomposes into pure Cu(2-x)Te following annealing at 280°C. A mechanism for the micowave-assisted formation of the tellurides is proposed. (C) 2000 Academic Press.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)530-534
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2000


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