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Cadmium telluride finds applications as the semiconductor material in photovoltaics and infrared optical window. It is used in the production of thin film solar cells. It is doped with chlorine and used as a radiation detector for x-rays, alfa and beta particles. .
Balashangar, K.; Thanihaichelvan, M.; Ravirajan, P.; Mahanama, G. D. K.; Dissanayake, M. A. K. L.; Colegrove, E.; Dhere, R. G.; Sivananthan, S. The Effect of Surface Roughness of Substrates on the Performance of Polycrystalline Cadmium Sulfide/Cadmium Telluride Solar Cells. J. Nanoelectron. Optoelectron. 2015, 10 (4), 435-439.
Wu, K.; Li, Q.; Jia, Y.; McBride, J. R.; Xie, Z. X.; Lian, T. Efficient and Ultrafast Formation of Long-Lived Charge-Transfer Exciton State in Atomically Thin Cadmium Selenide/Cadmium Telluride Type-II Heteronanosheets. ACS nano 2015, 9 (1), 961-968.
Hazard Statements: H302-H312-H332
Harmful if swallowed. Harmful in contact with skin. Harmful if inhaled.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280h-P304+P340-P301+P312a-P321-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/clothing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER/doctor if you feel unwell. Specific treatment (see label). Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.