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Some Semiconductive Properties of Dilute Binary Solid Solutions of Bismuth in Tellurium and Tellurium in Bismuth

Abstract

IN connexion with my previous remarks on the bismuth–tellurium photo-voltaic sandwich layer1 it has been of interest to investigate the presence of semiconductive properties of bismuth and tellurium alone, as well as of the binary solute solutions of bismuth in tellurium and tellurium in bismuth.

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