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Lead Telluride Evaporation Material (PbTe)

Lead Telluride Evaporation Material (PbTe)
Lead Telluride Evaporation Material (PbTe)
Material Type Lead Telluride
Symbol PbTe
Color/Appearance gray cubic crystals.
Melting Point (°C) 917
Theoretical Density (g/cc) 8.16
Z Ratio 0.651
E-Beam -
Thermal Evaporation Techniques Boat:  Mo, Pt, Ta
Crucible:  Al2O3, Gr
E-Beam Crucible Liner Material -
Temp. (°C) for Given Vap. Press. (Torr) 10-8:  780
10-6:  910
10-4:  1,050
Comments Deposits are Ta rich. Sputtering preferred.


Lead telluride is a compound of lead and tellurium (PbTe). It crystallizes in the NaCl crystal structure with Pb atoms occupying the cation and Te forming the anionic lattice. It is a narrow gap semiconductor with a band gap of 0.32 eV. It occurs naturally as the mineral altaite.

Material Notes

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