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Vapor–Liquid–Solid Synthesis of [010]-Oriented Sb2Se3 Nanowires

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In this article we report for the first time the synthesis of Sb2Se3 nanowires using a physical vapor–liquid–solid (VLS) process. We used microcrystals of Antimony as solid catalytic material and molten Selenium to generate the vapor source. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) images show that as-obtained Sb2Se3 nanowires have diameters in the range between 20 nm and 2 m and lengths up to 30 m. Fringes in TEM imaging reveals that Sb2Se3 nanowires are oriented along the [010] crystallographic direction. This orientation is being reported for the first time.

Keywords: ANTIMONY SELENIDE (SB2SE3); NANOWIRES; VAPOR-LIQUID-SOLID PROCESS

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2010.2496

Publication date: September 1, 2010

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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