Growth and characterization of cubic and non-cubic Ge nanocrystals

S. Mukherjee, A. Pradhan, S. Mukherjee, T. Maitra, A. Nayak, S. Bhunia

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Abstract

Germanium nanocrystals with tetragonal (ST-12) and diamond like cubic (Ge-I) phases have been selectively grown by controlling the ionization and electrostatic potential of Ge clusters in an ion cluster beam deposition system. Predominantly tetragonal nanocrystals were obtained when grown using neutral clusters. The percentage of cubic phase increased when grown by ionizing the clusters and accelerating them towards substrates by applying electrostatic bias in the range of 1.5-2.5kV. Raman spectroscopic measurement showed strong peak at 275cm-1 and 300cm-1 for tetragonal and cubic Ge nanocrystals, respectively. TEM measurements showed crystalline lattice fringes of both type of the nanocrystals. The selected area electron diffraction patterns showed (111) and (210) as the dominating lattice planes for tetragonal nanocrystals while the cubic phases had (111), (311) and (331) as the prominent lattice planes. The optical absorption edge redshifted from 1.75 to 1.55 eV as the percentage of the cubic phases increased in the NC composition in the composite film.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Condensed Matter and Applied Physics, ICC 2015
Subtitle of host publicationProceeding of International Conference on Condensed Matter and Applied Physics
EditorsManoj Singh Shekhawat, Sudhir Bhardwaj, Bhuvneshwer Suthar
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735413757
DOIs
StatePublished - 6 May 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Condensed Matter and Applied Physics, ICC 2015 - Bikaner, India
Duration: 30 Oct 201531 Oct 2015

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1728
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Condensed Matter and Applied Physics, ICC 2015
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityBikaner
Period30/10/1531/10/15

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