Accession Number:

ADA099112

Title:

Thermal and Structural Analysis of the Effects of Chlorine Impurities on Pressurized Cadmium Sulfide

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER WATERVLIET NY LARGE CALIBER WEAPON SYSTEMS LAB

Report Date:

1981-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Anomalous large diamagnetism and large positive magnetism have recently been reported in pressure quenced CdS polycrystalline samples by Homan and MacCrone. These effects were shown to be sample material source dependent, and as a first step toward characterizing these samples, we compared the thermal and structural properties of various CdS samples before and after pressurization. Samples containing up to 60 wt C1 were prepared by precipitation from a chloride containing aqueous bath. We find that i C1 impurities are probably present in the form of a complex which can decompose on heating to CdS CdC12, ii melting of a portion of the samples containing high levels of C1 occurs at 535 C and is attributed to the eutectic temperature of the CdS CdC12 mixture, and iii heating beyond 535 C produces complete volatization of the CdC12 component. The results on samples prepared by mixing of CdS and CdC12.HxO were examined and found to have similar thermal behavior. The cadmium sulfide used in the previous magnetization study was examined and, based on the similarities in the thermal and structural properties, we conclude that the samples which exhibit the anomalous magnet effects were also prepared by precipitation. In agreement with earlier studies , metastable phases are observed after various pressurizations to above 4.0 GPa.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE