Title: Tuning of the size and the lattice parameter of ion-beam synthesized Pb nanoparticles embedded in Si
Authors: Wang, Huan ×
Cuppens, Jo
Biermans, E
Bals, S
Fernandez-Ballester, L
Kvashnina, K. O
Bras, W
Van Bael, Margriet
Temst, Kristiaan
Vantomme, André #
Issue Date: Jan-2012
Publisher: Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing
Series Title: Journal of Physics D, Applied Physics vol:45 issue:3 pages:-
Article number: 035301
Abstract: The size and lattice constant evolution of Pb nanoparticles (NPs) synthesized by high fluence implantation in crystalline Si have been studied with a variety of experimental techniques. Results obtained from small-angle x-ray scattering showed that the Pb NPs grow with increasing implantation fluence and annealing duration. The theory of NP growth kinetics can be applied to qualitatively explain the size evolution of the Pb NPs during the implantation and annealing processes. Moreover, the lattice constant of the Pb NPs was evaluated by conventional x-ray diffraction. The lattice dilatation was observed to decrease with increasing size of the Pb NPs. Such lattice constant tuning can be attributed to the pseudomorphism caused by the lattice mismatch between the Pb NPs and the Si matrix.
ISSN: 0022-3727
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Nuclear and Radiation Physics Section
Solid State Physics and Magnetism Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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