Proceedings of the Second European Workshop on Low Temperature Electronics
J. Phys. IV France 06 (1996) C3-429-C3-434
Application of Semiconductor Whisker Crystals in Low Temperature ElectronicsR.I. Baitsar1, V.V. Vainberg2 and S.S. Varshava1
1 State University "Lvivska Polytechnika", 12 Bandera str., Lviv-13, 290646 Lviv, Ukraine
2 Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Nat. Acad. Sci. of the Ukraine, 45 Prospect Nauki, 252028 Kiev, Ukraine
The properties (electric, galvanomagnetic, tensoelectric) of the whisker crystals such as Si-Ge and Te-Se solid solutions, Te, III-V compounds (GaAs, GaP, GaAsP) have been studied in a wide temperature range from 4.2 (for a number of cases from 0.4) to 300 K. The set of thermal, magnetic and mechanical sensors based on these materials has been developed. The sensors are favorably characterized by their miniature dimensions, high speed operation and improved metrological performance.
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