Publication
Title
Tuning of the size and the lattice parameter of ion-beam synthesized Pb nanoparticles embedded in Si
Author
Abstract
The size and lattice constant evolution of Pb nanoparticles (NPs) synthesized by high fluence implantation in crystalline Si have been studied with a variety of experimental techniques. Results obtained from small-angle x-ray scattering showed that the Pb NPs grow with increasing implantation fluence and annealing duration. The theory of NP growth kinetics can be applied to qualitatively explain the size evolution of the Pb NPs during the implantation and annealing processes. Moreover, the lattice constant of the Pb NPs was evaluated by conventional x-ray diffraction. The lattice dilatation was observed to decrease with increasing size of the Pb NPs. Such lattice constant tuning can be attributed to the pseudomorphism caused by the lattice mismatch between the Pb NPs and the Si matrix.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of physics: D: applied physics. - London
Publication
London : 2012
ISSN
0022-3727
Volume/pages
45:3(2012), p. 035301,1-035301,7
Article Reference
035301
ISI
000299308400008
Medium
E-only publicatie
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 14.02.2012
Last edited 21.06.2017
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