A new orthorhombic binary phase in the tin mono-selenide system, γ-SnSe, was deposited from solution onto an intermediate layer of PbS on GaAs substrates. Its structure is based on orthorhombic lead telluride (PbTe) which was reported to exist at high pressures, yet has never been observed in SnSe. The proposed model of γ-SnSe was experimentally determined using X-ray diffraction with lattice parameters a0 = 0.8332 nm, b0 = 0.4136 nm, c0 = 0.6115 nm, Rp = 5.96, and Rwp = 8.16. The films show heteroepitaxial relations with the underlying layer of PbS.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Materials Chemistry