Thermal expansion and thermal conductivity of CuGa1−x InxTe2 solid solutions
Author: Bodnar, I.
Source: Technical Physics, Volume 48, Number 5, May 2003 , pp. 587-591(5)
Publisher: MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica
Abstract:The thermal expansion coefficients and the thermal conductivity of Bridgman-grown crystals of CuGa1−x InxTe2 solid solutions are investigated. It is found that the thermal expansion coefficient varies with x linearly, while the thermal conductivity is minimal when x=0.5. The Debye temperature and the rms dynamic atomic displacements are calculated from experimental data. It is shown that the Debye temperature decreases and the rms displacements in the crystal lattice sharply increase as the In content in the solid solutions grows.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2003-05-01