TEM study on HgIn2Te4 precipitates in Hg 3In2Te6 crystals grown by the Bridgman method

Lin Luo, Wanqi Jie*, Yadong Xu, Yihui He, Lingyan Xu, Li Fu

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Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) has been used to investigate precipitates in Hg3In2Te6 crystals grown by the Bridgman method. The results show that small volume fractions of HgIn 2Te4 and Hg5In2Te8 coexist in the crystals, which indicates a small portion of the Hg 3In2Te6 crystals has been decomposed. The HgIn2Te4 precipitates contain three types of equivalent variants with preferred growth directions along the <100> family of crystal directions of the Hg3In2Te6 matrix. Furthermore, HgIn2Te4 precipitates are coherent with the Hg3In2Te6 matrix.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7660-7666
Number of pages7
Issue number33
StatePublished - Sep 7 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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