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(2N) 99% Mercury Cadmium Telluride Wafer
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(3N) 99.9% Mercury Cadmium Telluride Wafer
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Mercury Cadmium Telluride Wafer Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula HgCdTe
Molecular Weight 440.606 g/mol
Appearance Gray wafer
Melting Point ~700-780 °C (lit.)
Boiling Point N/A
Density N/A
Solubility in H2O N/A

Mercury Cadmium Telluride Wafer Health & Safety Information

Signal Word N/A
Hazard Statements N/A
Hazard Codes N/A
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information N/A

About Mercury Cadmium Telluride Wafer

Mercury Cadmium Telluride is a II-IV alloy of cadmium telluride and mercury telluride with a tunable bandgap ranging from 0 and 1.5 eV that can detect both mid- and long-wave IR radiation. American Elements offers both p-type and n-type HgCdTe single crystal wafers with highly uniform composition in various sizes and thicknesses. Please request a quote above to receive pricing information based on your specifications (include desired composition and/or dimensions, if applicable).

Mercury Cadmium Telluride Wafer Synonyms

Mercury cadmium telluride single crystal substrates, mercury cadmium tellurium alloy, Cd-Hg-Te, CdHgTe, Hg-Cd-Te, MCT, MerCad Telluride, MerCadTel, MerCaT, CMT, Hg1-xCdxTe, Cadmium mercury telluride (1:1:2), CdHgTe2, HgCdTe2, (mercurylidene-λ4-tellanyl)cadmium

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula CdxHg1-xTe
MDL Number N/A
EC No. 249-914-3
Pubchem CID 94407
IUPAC Name cadmium; tellanylidenemercury
SMILES [Cd].[Te]=[Hg]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Cd.Hg.Te

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Elements


See more Cadmium products. Cadmium (atomic symbol: Cd, atomic number: 48) is a Block D, Group 12, Period 5 element with an atomic weight of 112.411. Cadmium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of Cadmium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 18, 2 and its electron configuration is [Kr]4d10 5s2. The cadmium atom has a radius of 151 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 230 pm. Cadmium was discovered and first isolated by Karl Samuel Leberecht Hermann and Friedrich Stromeyer in 1817. In its elemental form, cadmium has a silvery bluish gray metallic appearance. Cadmium makes up about 0.1 ppm of the earth's crust. Elemental CadmiumNo significant deposits of cadmium containing ores are known, however, it is sometimes found in its metallic form. It is a common impurity in zinc ores and is isolated during the production of zinc. Cadmium is a key component in battery production and particular pigments and coatings due to its distinct yellow color. Cadmium oxide is used in phosphors for television picture tubes. The name Cadmium originates from the Latin word 'cadmia' and the Greek word 'kadmeia'.


Mercury Bohr ModelSee more Mercury products. Mercury (atomic symbol: Hg, atomic number: 80) is a Block D, Group 12, Period 6 element with an atomic weight of 200.59. The number of electrons in each of mercury's shells is 2, 8, 18,32, 18, 2 and its electron configuration is [Xe] 4f14 5d10 6s2. The mercury atom has a radius of 151 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 209 pm. It is named after the planet Mercury and often referred to as "quicksilver" due to its appearance as a silvery liquid. Mercury has low melting and boiling points. It is a poor conductor of heat, but a fair conductor of electricity. Mercury is found both as a free element and in cinnabar, corderoite, and livingstonite ores.


See more Tellurium products. Tellurium (atomic symbol: Te, atomic number: 52) is a Block P, Group 16, Period 5 element with an atomic radius of 127.60. Tellurium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of tellurium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 18, 6 and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d10 5s2 5p4. Tellurium was discovered by Franz Muller von Reichenstein in 1782 and first isolated by Martin Heinrich Klaproth in 1798. In its elemental form, tellurium has a silvery lustrous gray appearance. The tellurium atom has a radius of 140 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 206 pm. Elemental TelluriumTellurium is most commonly sourced from the anode sludges produced as a byproduct of copper refining. The name Tellurium originates from the Greek word Tellus, meaning Earth.


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