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      7N (99.99999 at.%) tellurium; ultra-purification; horizontal-zone melting; quadruple zone refining; trace analysis.

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      Tellurium (99.95 at.% purity) is purified using dry processes such as selective vapourization and zone melting in a thoroughly etched and cleaned quartz boat, under continuous flow of hydrogen (H2) gas. The tellurium ingot was quadruple zone refined (QZR) under continuous flow of H2 gas. Thus, the purified tellurium of ultra high purity (UHP) grade is analysed for 60 impurity elements in the periodic table using glow discharge mass spectrometer (GDMS). The sum of all elemental impurities indicate that the purity of tellurium as 7N (99.99999 at.%). The total content of gas and gas forming impurities like O, N and C are found to be within acceptable limits for opto-electronic applications.

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      N R Munirathnam1 D S Prasad1 J V Rao1 T L Prakash1

      1. Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET), IDA Phase II, Cherlapally, HCL Post, Hyderabad 500 051, India
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