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Atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition of WSe2 thin films on glass—highly hydrophobic sticky surfaces

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Abstract

Atmospheric pressure chemical vapour deposition (APCVD) of tungsten selenide films on glass substrates was achieved by reaction of diethyl selenide with WCl6 at 500–650 °C. X-Ray diffraction showed that the WSe2 films were crystalline with cell constants close to those expected—some preferred orientation was noted at higher deposition temperature. Energy-dispersive analysis by X-rays (EDAX) gave a W ∶ Se ratio close to 1 ∶ 2 for all the films formed at 550 °C. The films were matt black in appearance, were adhesive, passed the Scotch tape test but could be scratched with a steel scalpel. SEM showed that the films were composed of either plate or needle like crystals which become longer and thicker with increasing deposition temperature. The films were highly hydrophobic with contact angles for water droplets in the range of 135–145°. Furthermore these surfaces were highly adherent for water droplets—that did not roll or slide even at a tilt angle of 90°.

Graphical abstract: Atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition of WSe2 thin films on glass—highly hydrophobic sticky surfaces

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The article was received on 11 Oct 2005, accepted on 16 Nov 2005 and first published on 25 Nov 2005


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B514440J
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2006,16, 122-127
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    Atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition of WSe2 thin films on glass—highly hydrophobic sticky surfaces

    N. D. Boscher, C. J. Carmalt and I. P. Parkin, J. Mater. Chem., 2006, 16, 122
    DOI: 10.1039/B514440J

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