Mercury Cadmium Telluride

Mercury Cadmium Telluride

Editor(s): Peter Capper, James Garland

Published Online: 4 SEP 2010

Print ISBN: 9780470697061

Online ISBN: 9780470669464

DOI: 10.1002/9780470669464

Series Editor(s): Peter Capper, Safa Kasap, Arthur Willoughby

About this Book

Mercury cadmium telluride (MCT) is the third most well-regarded semiconductor after silicon and gallium arsenide and is the material of choice for use in infrared sensing and imaging. The reason for this is that MCT can be 'tuned' to the desired IR wavelength by varying the cadmium concentration.

Mercury Cadmium Telluride: Growth, Properties and Applications provides both an introduction for newcomers, and a comprehensive review of this fascinating material. Part One discusses the history and current status of both bulk and epitaxial growth techniques, Part Two is concerned with the wide range of properties of MCT, and Part Three covers the various device types that have been developed using MCT. Each chapter opens with some historical background and theory before presenting current research. Coverage includes:

  • Bulk growth and properties of MCT and CdZnTe for MCT epitaxial growth
  • Liquid phase epitaxy (LPE) growth
  • Metal-organic vapour phase epitaxy (MOVPE)
  • Molecular beam epitaxy (MBE)
  • Alternative substrates
  • Mechanical, thermal and optical properties of MCT
  • Defects, diffusion, doping and annealing
  • Dry device processing
  • Photoconductive and photovoltaic detectors
  • Avalanche photodiode detectors
  • Room-temperature IR detectors

Table of contents

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  1. Part One: Growth

  2. Part Two: Properties

  3. Part Three: Applications

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