Chemical epitaxy of π-phase cubic tin monosulphide

Ran E. Abutbul, Yuval Golan

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Thin films of tin monosulfide were chemically deposited on GaAs substrates and on GaAs with intermediate PbS layers. GaAs surface treatments with alkaline solutions containing Pb2+were shown to facilitate the formation of π-SnS, a new cubic polymorph in the tin monosulfide system. Compactness and phase purity of the films were further improved when depositing onto a chemically deposited PbS intermediate layer, resulting in epitaxial orientation relations between the layers. Deposition onto GaAs(111) resulted in (111)[01̄1]PbS‖(111)[01̄1]π-SnS, while deposition onto GaAs(100) resulted in (110)[001]PbS‖(110)[001]π-SnS. Polarized Raman measurements demonstrated inherent anisotropy, as expected for epitaxial films.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6170-6181
Number of pages12
Issue number37
StatePublished - 7 Oct 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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