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Natural occurrence of the diamond hexagonal structure in silicon nanowires grown by a plasma-assisted vapour–liquid–solid method

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Abstract

Silicon nanowires have been grown by a plasma-assisted vapour–liquid–solid method using tin as the catalyst. Transmission electron microscopy in the [1[2 with combining macron]10] zone axis shows that the diamond hexagonal (P63/mmc) crystal structure is present in several nanowires. This is the first unambiguous proof of the natural occurrence of this metastable phase to our knowledge.

Graphical abstract: Natural occurrence of the diamond hexagonal structure in silicon nanowires grown by a plasma-assisted vapour–liquid–solid method

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The article was received on 21 Feb 2017, accepted on 24 May 2017 and first published on 24 May 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7NR01299C
Citation: Nanoscale, 2017,9, 8113-8118
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    Natural occurrence of the diamond hexagonal structure in silicon nanowires grown by a plasma-assisted vapour–liquid–solid method

    J. Tang, J.-L. Maurice, F. Fossard, I. Florea, W. Chen, E. V. Johnson, M. Foldyna, L. Yu and P. Roca i Cabarrocas, Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 8113
    DOI: 10.1039/C7NR01299C

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