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Synthesis of Mercury Cadmium Telluride Nanoparticles by Solvothermal Method

  • RangaRao Arnepalli (a1) and Viresh Dutta (a1)

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Abstract:Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) nanoparticles were synthesized by Solvothermal method for the first time. Mercury, Cadmium and Tellurium in compound/elemental form were added to Ethylenediamine (solvent) in the Teflon-Stainless-Steel autoclave along with a reducing agent. Different compositions of MCT were synthesized by varying the proportions of Hg and Cd to obtain Hg1-xCdxTe with x varying from 1 to 0. X-ray diffraction patterns revealed the formation of MCT nanoparticles with predominant cubic (111) phase. TEM studies revealed that the average particle size ranged from 10 to15 nm for different compositions.

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Synthesis of Mercury Cadmium Telluride Nanoparticles by Solvothermal Method

  • RangaRao Arnepalli (a1) and Viresh Dutta (a1)

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