Optical Studies of ZnXTe(X=Mn,Hg) Alloys

  • Philippe Lemasson
  • Chau Nguyen Van Huong
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 200)


ZnTe is a II–VI compound with an energy gap of ca. 2.3 eV at room temperature (RT) which crystallizes in the zinc-blende structure and presents a direct fundamental transition. Many different ternary and quaternary solid solutions based upon ZnTe are prepared by alloying with another II–VI compound like CdTe, CdSe, HgTe... or with a VI–VII material like MnSe or MnTe. In the present paper, we shall focus particularly on the ternary alloys Hg1-x Znx Te (HZT), especially for high Zn concentration (0.5 < x < 1) and Zn1-x Mhnx Te (ZMT) in the whole composition range. These alloys have received attention only in the recent past, especially HZT.


Dilute Magnetic Semiconductor Photocurrent Spectrum Minority Carrier Diffusion Length Zinc Manganese Travel Heater Method3 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippe Lemasson
    • 1
  • Chau Nguyen Van Huong
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Photochimie Solaire/CNRSThiaisFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire d’lectrochimie Interfaciale/CNRSMeudon Principal CedexFrance

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