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A thermodynamic model of the Hg(0.8)Cd(0.2)Te-iodine transport system. I - Te-saturated source material. II - Source material composition within the homogeneity rangeA thermochemical analysis of the Hg(0.8)Cd(0.2)Te-iodine vapor transport system is presented, and theoretical calculations of diffusion-controlled mass transport rates are made. The predicted mass fluxes are compared with experimental data obtained from transport experiments under vertical, stabilizing conditions reported earlier and with results of additional transport experiments conducted during the present study. Experimental mass transport rate studies of the transport system for fixed amount of excess Hg as a function of transport agent pressure are presented. The mass fluxes are determined for the vertical, stabilizing orientation of the density gradient relative to the gravitational vector. In order to compare experimental mass transport rates with computed values, the thermochemical analysis is extended to take the formation of Hg vacancies in the above compound into account along with their effect on the partial pressure of the system.
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Chandra, D.
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. Troy, NY, United States)
Wiedemeier, H.
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1987
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Publication: Zeitschrift fuer Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie
Volume: 545
ISSN: 0044-2313
Subject Category
Thermodynamics And Statistical Physics
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