The cadmium telluride
is then safely bonded between two glass plates to provide a reliable source of solar power for decades.
Meanwhile, the cadmium telluride
layer's thinness permits those electrons to escape into the titanium dioxide.
The active cadmium telluride
layer is subsequently produced by a closed-space sublimation (evaporation) process.
Two-color FPAs, or dual-band photovoltaic mercury cadmium telluride
(HgCdTe) detectors are another FPA development that offer near-background limited performance and high producibility.
The spectrometer was configured with a gas cell and mercury cadmium telluride
detector and had an ultimate resolution of 0.5 [cm.sup.-1].
Ishwara Bhat, associate professor of electrical and computer-systems engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y., has been using a variable angle spectroscopic ellipsometer to monitor the growth of cadmium telluride
on gallium arsenide substrates.