Date of Award

Spring 1977

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Physics

First Advisor

Deshotels, Warren J.

Second Advisor

Matthys, Donald

Third Advisor

Tani, Smio

Abstract

The Hall coefficient and electrical resistivity were measured for an oriented cadmium sulfide crystal with C-axis parallel to the magnetic field. Values were taken in the temperature range from I5 degee K to 325K. From these data, charge carrier concentration and Hall mobility were calculated throughout the temperature range. Magnetic field dependence of Hall coefficient and resistivity were also measured. The material displayed what appeared to be ohmic magnetoresistivity in the quantum oscillatory region above 70 kilogauss. In addition, the optical absorption edge was determined and the energy gap inferred.

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