Abstract

Cadmium sulfide is investigated as an ir optical material. Properties of the crystal presented include index of refraction, percent transmission, hardness, coefficient of thermal expansion, solubility, and workability. CdS is also compared with other common ir materials.

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  1. W. E. Medcalf and et al., “Research in crystal growth from cadmium sulfide,” Eagle-Picher Research Laboratory (1959).
  2. D. A. Jenny and R. H. Bube, Phys. Rev. 96, 1190 (1954).
    [CrossRef]
  3. Greene, Reynolds, Czyzak, and Baker, J. Chem. Phys. 29, 1375 (1958).
    [CrossRef]
  4. Czyzak, Baker, Crane, and Howe, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 47, 340 (1957).
    [CrossRef]
  5. R. Seiwert, Ann. Physik 6, 241 (1949).
  6. Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (Chemical Rubber Publishing Company, Akron, Ohio, 1958), 40th edition.
  7. F. A. Shirland and et al., “A cadmium sulfide solar generator” (Harshaw Chemical Company, 1959).

1959 (1)

W. E. Medcalf and et al., “Research in crystal growth from cadmium sulfide,” Eagle-Picher Research Laboratory (1959).

1958 (1)

Greene, Reynolds, Czyzak, and Baker, J. Chem. Phys. 29, 1375 (1958).
[CrossRef]

1957 (1)

Czyzak, Baker, Crane, and Howe, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 47, 340 (1957).
[CrossRef]

1954 (1)

D. A. Jenny and R. H. Bube, Phys. Rev. 96, 1190 (1954).
[CrossRef]

1949 (1)

R. Seiwert, Ann. Physik 6, 241 (1949).

Baker,

Greene, Reynolds, Czyzak, and Baker, J. Chem. Phys. 29, 1375 (1958).
[CrossRef]

Czyzak, Baker, Crane, and Howe, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 47, 340 (1957).
[CrossRef]

Bube, R. H.

D. A. Jenny and R. H. Bube, Phys. Rev. 96, 1190 (1954).
[CrossRef]

Crane,

Czyzak, Baker, Crane, and Howe, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 47, 340 (1957).
[CrossRef]

Czyzak,

Greene, Reynolds, Czyzak, and Baker, J. Chem. Phys. 29, 1375 (1958).
[CrossRef]

Czyzak, Baker, Crane, and Howe, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 47, 340 (1957).
[CrossRef]

Greene,

Greene, Reynolds, Czyzak, and Baker, J. Chem. Phys. 29, 1375 (1958).
[CrossRef]

Howe,

Czyzak, Baker, Crane, and Howe, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 47, 340 (1957).
[CrossRef]

Jenny, D. A.

D. A. Jenny and R. H. Bube, Phys. Rev. 96, 1190 (1954).
[CrossRef]

Medcalf, W. E.

W. E. Medcalf and et al., “Research in crystal growth from cadmium sulfide,” Eagle-Picher Research Laboratory (1959).

Reynolds,

Greene, Reynolds, Czyzak, and Baker, J. Chem. Phys. 29, 1375 (1958).
[CrossRef]

Seiwert, R.

R. Seiwert, Ann. Physik 6, 241 (1949).

Shirland, F. A.

F. A. Shirland and et al., “A cadmium sulfide solar generator” (Harshaw Chemical Company, 1959).

Ann. Physik (1)

R. Seiwert, Ann. Physik 6, 241 (1949).

Eagle-Picher Research Laboratory (1)

W. E. Medcalf and et al., “Research in crystal growth from cadmium sulfide,” Eagle-Picher Research Laboratory (1959).

J. Chem. Phys. (1)

Greene, Reynolds, Czyzak, and Baker, J. Chem. Phys. 29, 1375 (1958).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

Czyzak, Baker, Crane, and Howe, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 47, 340 (1957).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. (1)

D. A. Jenny and R. H. Bube, Phys. Rev. 96, 1190 (1954).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (Chemical Rubber Publishing Company, Akron, Ohio, 1958), 40th edition.

F. A. Shirland and et al., “A cadmium sulfide solar generator” (Harshaw Chemical Company, 1959).

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Figures (3)

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Fig. 1

Refractive index of CdS vs wavelength. The dashed extension is by Czyzak et al.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Transmission of CdS vs wavelength.

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Fig. 3

Absorption coefficient of CdS vs wavelength. The scale on the right indicates the amount of absorption in one mm of material.

Tables (1)

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Table I Properties of ir materials.

Equations (4)

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n = sin 1 2 ( δ min + β ) sin 1 2 β ,
T ( λ ) = 2 n ( λ ) n 2 ( λ ) + 1 × 100 ,
R ( λ ) = [ n ( λ ) - 1 ] 2 [ n ( λ ) + 1 ] 2 ,
α ( λ ) = ln T 1 ( λ ) - ln T 2 ( λ ) X 2 - X 1 ,