This report deals with the production of Tellurium crystals, and the effect of temperature on their electrical properties. An investigation of Tellurium was undertaken primarily to settle the question of its change of resistance with light, or its light sensitiveness. It occurs in the periodic table in the same column with Selenium, and in the same row with antimony, which elements show an effect on light sensitiveness. Adamsin 1876 made some experiments on Tellurium cells and reported ''a distinct though very slight influence of light on their conductivity". Siemens, Knox, and Saunders report that there is no effect of light that cannot be explained as the effect of heat. Selenium crystals differ in certain ways from Selenium cells, and it was this fact that suggested the idea of securing Tellurium crystals for the tests.
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Tisdale, W. E.
"Notes on the Production and Some Electrical Properties of Tellurium Crystals,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 22(1), 303-305.
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