Growth of Semimetals Bismuth and Antimony Films on Reactive Substrate

Xiao Wang, Xiaoxing Wei, Caixia Song
2015 Journal of Nanomaterials  
Semimetal Bi and Sb thin films with novel hierarchical structures were synthesized on zinc substrate via a hydrothermal method. X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis confirmed the formation of pure semimetals Bi and Sb. Scanning electron microscopy images showed that Bi films constructed with microtube arrays and hierarchical microspheres can be obtained selectively by altering the concentration of Bi3+ions. The synthesized Sb films were constructed with bowl-shaped particles. The growth process of
more » ... growth process of these semimetal architectures was briefly discussed.
doi:10.1155/2015/581486 fatcat:xqxyxd5ghbfjxlkh5bgm3hsinq