Accession Number:

AD0257097

Title:

A RAPID METHOD OF CRYSTAL GROWTH AND EVALUATION OF THERMOELECTRIC CCOMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS,

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LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO SUNNYVALE CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Concurrent to providing material to the research and device groups of the Solid State organization during the past two years, a facility was developed which has the ability to produce, process, and evaluate compound semiconductor materials with a minimum expenditure of effort. The maximum value of this facility will probably be realized by intensified application to material problems, which require evaluation of large numbers of materials of diversified and unknown behavior. Future work in the crystal laboratory is to be directed to the preparation and study of semiconductors of the multielement compound and solid solution type, particularly for the purpose of locating more efficient thermoelectric materials. Specifically, the intentions are to extend the hand flame and associated techniques and the special thermal analysis method to establish the stoichiometry and behavior of the ternary compounds. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE