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In Situ Observation of Electron-Beam-Induced Formation of Nano-Structures in PbTe

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Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Physik Fester Stoffe, Nöthnitzer Str. 40, 01187 Dresden, Germany
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Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Bautzner Landstr. 400, 01314 Dresden, Germany
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Nanomaterials 2021, 11(1), 163; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11010163
Received: 2 December 2020 / Revised: 6 January 2021 / Accepted: 7 January 2021 / Published: 10 January 2021
Nano-scaled thermoelectric materials attract significant interest due to their improved physical properties as compared to bulk materials. Well-shaped nanoparticles such as nano-bars and nano-cubes were observed in the known thermoelectric material PbTe. Their extended two-dimensional nano-layer arrangements form directly in situ through electron-beam treatment in the transmission electron microscope. The experiments show the atomistic depletion mechanism of the initial crystal and the recrystallization of PbTe nanoparticles out of the microparticles due to the local atomic-scale transport via the gas phase beyond a threshold current density of the beam. View Full-Text
Keywords: lead telluride; PbTe; thermoelectric material; in situ; TEM; nano-bar; nano-cube; nano-layer lead telluride; PbTe; thermoelectric material; in situ; TEM; nano-bar; nano-cube; nano-layer
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Zelenina, I.; Veremchuk, I.; Grin, Y.; Simon, P. In Situ Observation of Electron-Beam-Induced Formation of Nano-Structures in PbTe. Nanomaterials 2021, 11, 163. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11010163

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Zelenina I, Veremchuk I, Grin Y, Simon P. In Situ Observation of Electron-Beam-Induced Formation of Nano-Structures in PbTe. Nanomaterials. 2021; 11(1):163. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11010163

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Zelenina, Iryna, Igor Veremchuk, Yuri Grin, and Paul Simon. 2021. "In Situ Observation of Electron-Beam-Induced Formation of Nano-Structures in PbTe" Nanomaterials 11, no. 1: 163. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11010163

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