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Lead Selenide Powder

Lead Selenide Powder

Lead Selenide Powder
Product No NRE-11145
CAS 12069-00-0
Purity 99.9%
Formula PbSe
APS <40 µm (Can be Customized)
Color NA
Molecular Weight 286.16 g/mol
Density 8.1 g/mL
Melting Point 1078 °C
Boiling Point NA

Lead selenide Powder

Lead selenide (PbSe) is a compound made up of lead and selenium. It is a crystalline solid that is a semiconductor material with niche applications. Some of its significant applications include:

Infrared detectors: Lead selenide is commonly used in infrared detectors due to its sensitivity in the infrared region. These detectors find applications in thermal imaging, night vision, and various other sensing technologies.

Thermoelectric applications: Lead selenide has a high thermoelectric figure of merit, making it suitable for thermoelectric applications. It can be used to convert heat into electricity and vice versa. Its usage in thermoelectric generators is notable, especially in applications where waste heat needs to be converted into useful electrical energy.

Photovoltaic devices: Lead selenide has been investigated for its potential use in photovoltaic devices due to its narrow bandgap and potential for high-efficiency solar energy conversion. Research is ongoing to optimize its properties for solar cell applications.

Medical applications: Lead selenide nanoparticles are being explored for various biomedical applications, including imaging and targeted drug delivery. Its unique properties make it a promising candidate for use in cancer therapy and bioimaging.

Research and development: Lead selenide powder is also used in various research and development activities in the fields of materials science, nanotechnology, and semiconductor physics. Its properties make it an interesting material for studying fundamental phenomena and developing new technologies.