Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 45, Issue 21, pp 5910–5914 | Cite as

Optical properties of PbTe doped with Nd

  • M. V. Nikolic
  • K. M. Paraskevopoulos
  • T. Ivetić
  • T. T. Zorba
  • S. S. Vujatovic
  • E. Pavlidou
  • V. Blagojevic
  • A. Bojicic
  • O. S. Aleksic
  • N. Nikolic
  • W. König
  • P. M. NikolicEmail author


Single crystals of lead telluride doped with Nd were synthesized using the Bridgeman method. Room temperature far infrared reflectivity spectra were measured for PbTe samples with Nd content in the range 0.2–0.9 at.%. Optical reflectivity in the far infrared range was measured in the temperature range between 10 and 300 K for a highly polished PbTe sample with 0.6 at.% Nd. The experimental diagrams were numerically analyzed with a fitting procedure using a modified plasmon–phonon model. Two local modes were noted and their origin was discussed. Optical electron mobility was calculated for all analyzed samples.


Dopant Concentration Local Mode PbTe Plasma Minimum Lead Telluride 
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This work was performed as part of project F130 of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and Project 142011G financed by the Ministry of Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. V. Nikolic
    • 1
  • K. M. Paraskevopoulos
    • 2
  • T. Ivetić
    • 3
  • T. T. Zorba
    • 2
  • S. S. Vujatovic
    • 3
  • E. Pavlidou
    • 2
  • V. Blagojevic
    • 4
  • A. Bojicic
    • 3
  • O. S. Aleksic
    • 1
  • N. Nikolic
    • 1
  • W. König
    • 5
  • P. M. Nikolic
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute for Multidisciplinary ResearchBelgradeSerbia
  2. 2.Physics Department, Solid State SectionAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  3. 3.Institute of Technical Sciences of SASABelgradeSerbia
  4. 4.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia
  5. 5.Max Planck Institut für FestkörperforschungStuttgart 80Germany

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