Formation and phase transformation of selenium nanowire arrays in anodic porous alumina templates

X. Y. Zhang, Y. Cai, J. Y. Miao, K. Y. Ng, Y. F. Chan, X. X. Zhang, N. Wang*

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Single-crystalline Se nanowire arrays have been fabricated by electrodeposition using anodic porous alumina templates. The microstructures of Se nanowires were sensitive to the deposition condition. The nanochannels in the template not only determined the morphology of Se nanowires but also influenced their microstructures. We found Se nanowires deposited at 40 °C were an uncommon Se face-centered cubic structure, which was determined to be CaF 2 type. The phase transformation in Se nanowires has been studied by Raman spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)674-679
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
N. Wang acknowledges Chow Yei Ching Foundation and William Mong Cluster Laboratory for financial support. This work was partially supported by Research Grant Council of Hong Kong (Project no. HKUST1043/00P/6151/01P).


  • A1. Transmission electron microscopy nanostructures
  • A2. Growth from solutions
  • B1. Nanowires

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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