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Lead Telluride (PbTe, Purity: 99.99%, APS: 20-30 µm)

Lead Telluride
Product No NRE-11147
CAS No. 1314-91-6
Formula PbTe
Molecular Weight  334.80 g/ mol
APS <30 µm (can be customized)
Purity 99.99%
Density 8.168 g/ cm³
Color Grey
Melting Point 924 °C
Boiling Point NA

Lead Telluride

Lead telluride (PbTe) finds applications in various fields due to its unique properties. It is a compound semiconductor with high thermoelectric efficiency and is known for its ability to convert heat into electricity. Some of its significant applications include:

Thermoelectric Applications: PbTe is commonly used in thermoelectric devices. Its high thermoelectric efficiency makes it ideal for use in thermoelectric generators, which can convert waste heat into electricity. These generators are employed in various applications, including automotive waste heat recovery, industrial waste heat recovery, and energy harvesting from other heat sources.

Infrared Detectors: Lead telluride is used in the production of infrared detectors, especially for the detection of infrared radiation. Its unique properties make it suitable for use in applications such as night vision devices, thermal imaging cameras, and other infrared sensing devices.

Semiconductor Devices: Lead telluride is utilized in the production of various semiconductor devices. It finds applications in the manufacturing of photovoltaic cells, where it can be used to convert light into electricity. Additionally, it can be incorporated into electronic devices for specific electronic and optoelectronic applications.

Medical Applications: In some medical applications, lead telluride is used for its radiation detection capabilities. It can be employed in the production of radiation detectors and other medical imaging devices for the detection and measurement of various types of radiation, including X-rays.

Research and Development: Lead telluride powder is also used in various research and development projects focused on developing new materials and technologies. Its unique properties make it a valuable material for research in fields such as solid-state physics, materials science, and semiconductor technology.