Is Mercury A Semiconductor

Yes, mercury can act or it can be used as a semiconductor. Some of the types include;

Mercury(II) iodide

HgI2

Used in some gamma-ray and x-ray detectors and other imaging systems. It will operate at room temperature.

Mercury cadmium telluride

HgCdTe

Also called “MerCad” and is used extensively in sensitive cooled infrared imaging sensors or detectors.

Mercury zinc telluride

HgZnTe

Has better mechanical and thermal properties than HgCdTe.

Mercury zinc selenide

HgZnSe

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