Nanocrystal Stability in the π-phase IV-VI Monochalcogenides

Elad Segev, Ran Abutbul, Uri Argaman, Yuval Golan, Guy Makov

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A new cubic binary phase was recently discovered in the nanocrystalline IV-VI monochalcogenides tin monosulfide and tin monoselenide. Here, we explored the materials nanocrystal stability and present experimental results which help to elucidate the growth mechanism. The structure and properties of surfaces of the π phase were studied using density functional theory across the monochalcogenide systems including prediction for the Ge-monochalcogenides. The thin film band gaps and the (100) and (111) surface energies of the new phase were calculated and demonstrate properties which may be attractive for a variety of photovoltaic and photosensing applications.
Original languageEnglish GB
Article numberabstract id.H17.005
JournalBulletin of the American Physical Society
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2018
EventAPS March Meeting 2018 - Los Angeles, California, United States
Duration: 5 Mar 20189 Mar 2018


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