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Title: Microstructural analysis of zirconium triselenide single crystals
Authors: Patel, Kaushik
Vaidya, Rajiv
Patel, S G
Keywords: ZrSe₃ single crystal
Optical band gap
Microstructural analysis
Chemical vapour transport
X-ray diffraction
Optical absorption spectra
Issue Date: Jun-2007
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: C30B
Abstract: The zirconium triselenide (ZrSe₃) single crystal has been grown by chemical vapour transport technique using iodine as a transporting agent. The optimum condition for the growth of this crystal is given. The stoichiometry of the grown crystals was confirmed on the basis of energy disperse analysis by X-ray (EDAX) and remaining structural characterization was accomplished by X- ray diffraction (XRD) studies. The lattice parameters obtained from the XRD analysis were a= 5.45 Å, b=3.74 Å and c=9.44 Å. This crystal is found to possess monoclinic, layered structure. The X-ray density was found to be 5.63 g/cc and volume was calculated about 193.50 ų. The optical band gap of the as-grown crystal has been carried out with the help of optical absorption spectra in the range 700 - 1400 nm.
Description: 514-516
ISSN: 0019-5596
Appears in Collections:IJPAP Vol.45(06) [June 2007]

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