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      Boric oxide; moisture control; crystal growth of electronic materials

    • Abstract


      Boric oxide, used as an encapsulant, prevents loss of volatile components in the growth of compound semiconductors. As the material readily absorbs moisture, and as moisture content has to be kept below a certain level, preparation and handling of this material becomes an involved process. In the present paper we report the process developed for preparing boric oxide from boric acid and growth of cylindrical rods of the desired diameter. The grown boric oxide is characterized by thermal analysis. Infrared characterization is also a powerful method and the advantages of this technique as well as the problems faced in taking the IR spectrum are discussed.

    • Author Affiliations


      K Govinda Rajan1 N V Chandra Shekar1 M Sekar1 D Champion Christdoss Selvakumar1 2

      1. Materials Science Laboratory, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam - 603 102, India
      2. American College, Madurai - 625 002, India
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