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Density of liquid Hg(1-x)Cd(x)TeNegative thermal expansion has been established in liquid Hg(1-x)Cd(x)Te for x less than 0.2 employing a pycnometric method. Pure HgTe increases in density from its melting point at 670 C to a maximum value at 750 C, where normal thermal expansion progressively resumes. The dependence of density on temperature for liquid Hg(1-x)Cd(x)Te arises almost exclusively from the HgTe portion of the melt, while CdTe acts as a diluent. The temperature corresponding to the maximum density changes slightly with composition, increasing by about 5 C for x = 0.1.
Document ID
19830067523
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Chandra, D. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Space Science Laboratory, Huntsville, AL, United States)
Holland, L. R. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Space Science Laboratory; Alabama, University, Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1983
Publication Information
ISSN: 0734-2101
Subject Category
THERMODYNAMICS AND STATISTICAL PHYSICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS8-34432
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS8-34957
Distribution Limits
Public
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