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Cadmium Telluride Sputtering Targets (CdTe)

Cadmium Telluride Sputtering Targets (CdTe)
Cadmium Telluride Sputtering Targets (CdTe)
Material Type Cadmium Telluride
Symbol CdTe
Color/Appearance Brown-Black to Black, Crystalline Solid
Melting Point (°C) 1,092
Theoretical Density (g/cc) 5.85
Z Ratio 0.98
Sputter RF
Max Power Density*
(Watts/Square Inch)
Type of Bond Indium, Elastomer
UN Number 2570
Comments Stoichiometry depends on substrate temp. n~2.6.

Cadmium Telluride Sputtering Target

Cadmium telluride (CdTe) is a stable crystalline compound formed from cadmium and tellurium. It is mainly used as the semiconducting material in cadmium telluride photovoltaics and an infrared optical window. It is usually sandwiched with cadmium sulfide to form a P-N junction solar PV cell. Typically, CdTe PV cells use a N-I-P structure.

Cadmium Telluride Sputtering Target Information

Cadmium Telluride Sputtering Target
Purity is 99.99%;
Circular: Diameter <= 14inch, Thickness >= 1mm;
Block: Length <= 32inch, Width <= 12inch, Thickness >= 1mm.
Hazardous shipping charges may apply. 

Other Information of Cadmium Telluride Sputtering Target


• Chemical vapor deposition (CVD)
• Physical vapor deposition (PVD) display


• Competitive pricing
• High purity
• Grain refined, engineered microstructure
• Semiconductor grade

Manufacturing Process

• Refining
  Three-layer electrolytic process
• Melting and casting
  Electrical resistance furnace - Semi-continuous casting
• Grain refinement
  Thermomechanical treatment
• Cleaning and final packaging - Cleaned for use in vacuum
  Protection from environmental contaminants
  Protection during shipment


• 99.999% minimum purity
• Planar circular targets up to 18'' (457mm) diameter
• Planar tiles up to 48'' (1200mm) X 15.75'' (400mm) for larger target configurations
• Smaller sizes also available for R&D applications
• Sputtering target bonding service

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