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Ultrastable Amorphous Sb2Se3 Film

Ultrastable Amorphous Sb2Se3 Film
Xuerong Zheng, Quan Huang, Yang Li, Yang Ren, Bihan Wang, Kai Zhang, Wenge Yang
Increasing the thermostability of amorphous materials has been a long journey to improve their properties. The metastable nature of chalcogenide glasses limits their practical applications as an amorphous semiconductor in photovoltaic performance. Here, we report the formation and physical properties of ultrastable amorphous Sb2Se3 with an enhanced thermal stability compared to ordinary amorphous Sb2Se3Tx= 17 K). By in situ high temperature-high energy synchrotron X-ray diffraction, the difference in structure relaxation between ordinary and ultrastable amorphous Sb2Se3 was manifested by local structure evolution. Ultrastable amorphous Sb2Se3 showed the smallest surface roughness and highest refractive index, the mechanism behind was further discussed in terms of fast molecular mobility and molecular orientation during vapor deposition. Formation of ultrastable amorphous Sb2Se3 demonstrated a promising avenue to obtain novel functional amorphous semiconductor with modulated structure and property.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b03408

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b03408

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