Mechanism of the growth of ZnSe nanowires with Fe catalysts

Yutaka Ohno, Takeo Shirahama, Seiji Takeda, Atsushi Ishizumi, Yoshihiko Kanemitsu

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ZnSe nanowires of high optical quality have been grown with Fe catalysts at the usual temperatures for the fabrication of ZnSe-base optoelectronic devices (about 600 K). It is found that only Fe nanoparticles of 10-50 nm diameter act as catalysts in the narrow temperature range around 600 K (with a minimum temperature of 473-523 K, and a maximum temperature of 623-673 K). The growth mechanism is discussed in terms of the vapour-liquid-solid mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-232
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan


  • A. Nanowires
  • A. Semiconductors
  • B. Crystal growth
  • C. Transmission electron microscopy


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