Technical Physics Letters

, 37:929 | Cite as

Lead selenide nanowire growth by vapor-liquid-solid mechanism under mask during plasma processing

  • S. P. ZiminEmail author
  • E. S. Gorlachev
  • I. I. Amirov
  • V. V. Naumov


Data on the formation of lead selenide (PbSe) nanowires under a stencil mask during the processing of epitaxial PbSe films in high-density inductively coupled plasma (ICP) of low-pressure argon RF discharge are presented. The nanowires were studied by high-resolution scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. A physical model is proposed that explains the local formation of PbSe nanowires in terms of their catalytic growth according to the vapor-liquid-solid mechanism.


Inductively Couple Plasma PbSe High Resolution Scanning Electron Microscopy Lead Chalcogenide Lead Selenide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. P. Zimin
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • E. S. Gorlachev
    • 1
    • 2
  • I. I. Amirov
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. V. Naumov
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Yaroslavl State UniversityYaroslavlRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Physics and Technology (Yaroslavl Branch)Russian Academy of SciencesYaroslavlRussia

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