Matrix-controlled morphology evolution of Te inclusions in CdZnTe single crystal

Yihui He, Wanqi Jie*, Yadong Xu, Tao Wang, Gangqiang Zha, Pengfei Yu, Xin Zheng, Yan Zhou, Hang Liu

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The fine morphologies of microscale Te inclusions in CdZnTe single crystal were investigated to reveal their shape evolution. Such inclusions from crystal ingots with different post-growth cooling rates were analyzed using scanning electron microscopy after surface treatment. A tetrakaidecahedron model embodying {1 0 0} and {1 1 1} matrix facets was developed to interpret the form of the Te inclusions. An entire shape evolution process was also proposed where the final configuration of the Te inclusions was a tetrahedron comprising {1 1 1}B facets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-8
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2012


  • Compound semiconductors
  • Precipitation crystallography
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
  • Shape evolution
  • Surface energy (anisotropy)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys


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