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Leads Telluride | PbTe


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Heeger Materials offers a selection of over 100 high purity products, including metals, metal oxides, and metal salts, with 99.999% purity or higher. We can provide Leads Telluride (PbTe) with the purity of 99.99%, 99.999%,99.9999% and 99.99999% in size of ingot, lump and powder.

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Purity99.99%-99.999% (4N-5N)
ProductLeads telluride

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Leads Telluride (PbTe) is a compound of lead and tellurium. It crystallizes in the NaCl crystal structure with Pb atoms occupying the cation and Te forming the anionic lattice. It is a narrow gap semiconductor with a bandgap of 0.32 eV.

  • Chemical formula: PbTe
  • Cas No:1314-91-6
  • Purity: 99.99%, 99.999%, 99.9999%
  • Molar mass: 334.80 g/mol
  • Appearance:  gray cubic crystals.
  • Density: 8.164 g/cm3
  • Melting point: 924 °C (1,695 °F; 1,197 K)
  • Solubility in water: insoluble
  • Band gap: 0.25 eV (0 K)
  • 0.32 eV (300 K)
  • Electron mobility: 1600 cm2 V−1 s−1 (0 K)
  • 6000 cm2 V−1 s−1 (300 K)
  • Crystal structure:
  • Halite (cubic), cF8
  • Production Method: Vacuum melting + zone melting


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Lead(II) telluride is used to make thermoelectric converters (cooler, generator, heat), infrared detectors, and tunnel diode. It is also an important raw material and intermediate used in organic synthesis, pharmaceuticals, and agrochemicals.

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