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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 41, Issue 17, pp 5797–5801 | Cite as

Sn–Sb–Se crystalline phases formed by melt-quenching technique

  • A. B. Adam
  • S. Sakrani
  • Y. Wahab
Letter

Alloy percentages of Sn–Sb–Se (TAS) over a wide range of compositions were prepared, in specially designed shaking-furnace and melt-sealing evacuated quartz ampoule using the melt-quenching technique from 700 °C into liquid nitrogen. The characterization properties include structural, chemical compositions and surface morphology were obtained. XRD measurement was carried out to identify whether the as-prepared samples were amorphous or crystalline structure and to determine the boundary between the two states. It showed that Sn was incorporated in the ternary systems and formed crystal structure beyond 12.5-mol%. However, crystalline phases such as Sn2Sb4Se8 and Sb2Se3were mostly counted and dominant in crystalline structure samples with Sn-mol% more than 12.5. EDX was proved that the samples preserve their theoretical compositions and there was no excessive loss of either chalcogen or the additives. SEM morphological studies revealed that increasing Sn and Sb mole % modify the...

Keywords

Crystalline Phase SnSe2 Chalcogen Sb2Se3 Ternary Composition 

Notes

Acknowledgement

The corresponded author was grateful to University of Kordofan, Sudan and University of Technology, Malaysia for their financial support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringUniversiti Teknologi PETRONASTronoh, PerakMalaysia
  2. 2.Physics Department Faculty of ScienceUniversity Teknologi MalaysiaSkudai, JohorMalaysia

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