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Title: Growth of mercuric iodide single crystals from dimethylsulfoxide

Abstract

Dimethylsulfoxide is used as a solvent for the growth of red mercuric iodide (HgI.sub.2) crystals for use in radiation detectors. The hygroscopic property of the solvent allows controlled amounts of water to enter into the solvent phase and diminish the large solubility of HgI.sub.2 so that the precipitating solid collects as well-defined euhedral crystals which grow into a volume of several cc.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (San Luis Obispo, CA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
EG and G, Inc., Las Vegas, Nev. (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
862592
Patent Number(s):
US 3969182
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(29-1)-1183
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
growth; mercuric; iodide; single; crystals; dimethylsulfoxide; solvent; hgi; radiation; detectors; hygroscopic; property; allows; controlled; amounts; water; enter; phase; diminish; solubility; precipitating; solid; collects; well-defined; euhedral; grow; volume; cc; controlled amounts; solvent phase; single crystal; radiation detector; single crystals; radiation detectors; mercuric iodide; controlled amount; allows controlled; allows control; /117/23/156/423/

Citation Formats

Carlston, Richard C. Growth of mercuric iodide single crystals from dimethylsulfoxide. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Carlston, Richard C. Growth of mercuric iodide single crystals from dimethylsulfoxide. United States.
Carlston, Richard C. Tue . "Growth of mercuric iodide single crystals from dimethylsulfoxide". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862592.
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title = {Growth of mercuric iodide single crystals from dimethylsulfoxide},
author = {Carlston, Richard C.},
abstractNote = {Dimethylsulfoxide is used as a solvent for the growth of red mercuric iodide (HgI.sub.2) crystals for use in radiation detectors. The hygroscopic property of the solvent allows controlled amounts of water to enter into the solvent phase and diminish the large solubility of HgI.sub.2 so that the precipitating solid collects as well-defined euhedral crystals which grow into a volume of several cc.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {7}
}

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