Synthesis and characterization of single crystalline selenium nanowire arrays

X. Y. Zhang, L. H. Xu, J. Y. Dai, Y. Cai, N. Wang

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Ordered selenium nanowire arrays with diameters about 40 nm have been fabricated by electrodeposition using anodic porous alumina templates. As determined by X-ray diffraction, Raman spectra, electron diffraction and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, selenium nanowires have uniform diameters, which are fully controllable. Single crystalline trigonal selenium nanowires have been obtained after postannealing at 180 °C. These nanowires are perfect with a c-axis growth orientation. The optical absorption spectra reveal two types of electron transition activity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1729-1734
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sep 2006


  • A. Nanostructures
  • A. Semiconductors
  • B. Crystal growth
  • C. Electron microscopy
  • D. Optical properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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