Triple-crystal zinc selenide nanobelts

S. Y. Liu, Wallace C.H. Choy, L. Jin, Y. P. Leung, Guangping Zheng, Jianbo Wang, A. K. Soh

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One-dimensional ZnSe nanobelts with three-dimensional triple-crystal architecture have been fabricated on Au-coated Si substrates by thermal evaporation of ZnSe powders. The as-synthesized triple-crystal ZnSe nanobelts are a metastable 2H-wurtzite structure while the typical structure of ZnSe nanocrystal is a stable zinc blend. The triple-crystal nanobelts have a typical length of tens of micrometers and a thickness of 30-80 nm. The morphology and growth mechanisms of the triple-crystal nanobelts, which cannot be described by the commonly used octahedral multiple-twin growth model for similar nanostrucrures, are investigated and explained based on the {101̄3} twins and two fastest-growing directions of [0001] and [11̄00] of the belt. The thermodynamics of the formation of metastable wurtzite ZnSe nanostrucrures are also discussed in terms of the temperature and surface energy. The photoluminescence spectra show that the triple-crystal nanobelts possess high-quality crystalline structure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9055-9059
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Energy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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