Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 4, Issue 9, pp 784–788

On the preparation, growth and properties of Cd3As2

  • S. E. R. Hiscocks
  • C. T. Elliott

DOI: 10.1007/BF00551073

Cite this article as:
Hiscocks, S.E.R. & Elliott, C.T. J Mater Sci (1969) 4: 784. doi:10.1007/BF00551073


A new general method for the preparation of compounds having volatile components, and its application to the preparation of Cd3As2, is described. The pulling of Cd3As2 by liquid encapsulation, using firstly a new encapsulant to clean the melt, and secondly a modified B2O3 encapsulant for pulling, is reported. Electrical properties of pulled Cd3As2 are given.

The effects of annealing on the optical transmission of evaporated Cd3As2 films are described, and the energy gap suggested by optical transmission and photoconduction are briefly discussed.

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© Chapman and Hall 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. E. R. Hiscocks
    • 1
  • C. T. Elliott
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsRoyal Radar EstablishmentGreat MalvernUK