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Abstract: This study used the Hot Disk TPS to measure the thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity, and specific heat of selenium-tellurium-tin alloys at room temperature. Selenium-tin alloys have high photosensitivity, higher crystallization temperature and smaller aging effects then just selenium. However, without an extra element to act as a chemical modifier limited reversibility and low glass transmission are issues. The researchers hope that the addition of tin will produce an improved alloy. Investigations showed that there were structural changes in the alloy after the tin was added.

Reference: Measurement 46(1) (2013) 514–520

DOI: 10.1016/j.measurement.2012.08.009