Inorganic Materials

, Volume 54, Issue 3, pp 237–239 | Cite as

Thermal Conductivity of Tetragonal Cadmium Diphosphide Crystals

  • P. A. Popov
  • E. A. Oleinik
  • V. M. Trukhan
  • A. D. Izotov
  • S. F. Marenkin


Tetragonal cadmium diphosphide (β-CdP2) single crystals with high structural perfection have been grown and their thermal conductivity has been measured. The results indicate that the higher thermal conductivity across the c axis corresponds to the smaller unit-cell parameter of the crystals (a = 5.08 ± 0.01 Å and c = 18.59 ± 0.05 Å). The observed thermal conductivity anisotropy is tentatively attributed to the fact that structural basis of β-CdP2 is made up of spectral phosphorus chains running in the [100] and [010] directions.


temperature-dependent thermal conductivity anisotropic phonon scattering phase transitions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. A. Popov
    • 1
  • E. A. Oleinik
    • 1
  • V. M. Trukhan
    • 2
  • A. D. Izotov
    • 3
  • S. F. Marenkin
    • 3
  1. 1.Petrovskii State UniversityBryanskRussia
  2. 2.Joint Institute of Solid-State and Semiconductor PhysicsBelarussian Academy of SciencesMinskBelarus
  3. 3.Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic ChemistryRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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