Interdiffused Multilayer Processing (IMP) in Alloy Growth

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Abstract

The Interdiffused Multilayer Processing (IMP) technique has been developed as a way of growing uniform layers of cadmium mercury telluride (CMT). The principle of the technique is discussed in the context of an interdiffusion coefficient so as to assess the potential applicability of the technique to the growth of other II–VI or III–V alloys. The development of IMP for the growth of CMT layers, together with the properties of the layers and their suitability for use in the fabrication of IR detectors, are reviewed.

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Mullin, J.B., Giess, J., Irvine, S.J.C. et al. Interdiffused Multilayer Processing (IMP) in Alloy Growth. MRS Online Proceedings Library 90, 367 (1986). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-90-367

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