Cadmium Selenide (CdSe) Micron Powder
Cadmium selenide is an inorganic compound with the formula CdSe. It is a black to red-black solid that is classified as a II-VI semiconductor of the n-type. Its melting point is nearly 1240℃ and has a density of 5.81 g/cm3. CdSe micron powders have received a lot of attention because of their unique optical and electronic properties. CdSe is a solid and it is a binary compound of cadmium and selenium. Common names for this compound are CdSe and cadmoselite. Cadmium selenide is a semiconducting material. This material is transparent to infra-red (IR) light and has seen limited use in windows for instruments utilizing IR light. They can be used as efficient electron acceptors in the composites with various conjugated polymers. CdSe micron powder is used in opto-electronic devices, laser diodes, nano-sensing and biomedical imaging. They are also used being tested for use in high-efficiency solar cells. In addition, due to high photosensitivity of CdSe it has been used as a photoconductive device.