, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 359-363,
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Date: 23 Jan 2009

Characterization and Optical Properties of the Single Crystalline SnS Nanowire Arrays

Abstract

The SnS nanowire arrays have been successfully synthesized by the template-assisted pulsed electrochemical deposition in the porous anodized aluminum oxide template. The investigation results showed that the as-synthesized nanowires are single crystalline structures and they have a highly preferential orientation. The ordered SnS nanowire arrays are uniform with a diameter of 50 nm and a length up to several tens of micrometers. The synthesized SnS nanowires exhibit strong absorption in visible and near-infrared spectral region and the direct energy gap E g of SnS nanowires is 1.59 eV.