Inorganic Materials

, Volume 55, Issue 9, pp 898–902 | Cite as

Chemical Vapor Transport Growth of ZrSe2 Crystals Using Cl2 as a Transport Agent

  • K. S. NikonovEmail author
  • M. N. Brekhovskikh
  • T. K. Menshchikova
  • V. A. Fedorov


A process has been proposed for ZrSe2 crystal growth with the use of ZrOCl2 as a transport agent source. The crystals thus grown have been characterized by X-ray diffraction. It has been shown that, unlike in the case of vanadium and molybdenum diselenides, the use of zirconium chloride causes no increase in crystal size. A mechanism of the chemical vapor transport process involved is proposed.


single crystals growth X-ray diffraction transition metal dichalcogenides ZrSe2 chemical vapor transport 



In this study, we used equipment at the Shared Physical Characterization Facilities Center, Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences.


This work was supported by the Russian Federation Ministry of Science and Higher Education (state research target for the Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, basic research).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. S. Nikonov
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. N. Brekhovskikh
    • 1
  • T. K. Menshchikova
    • 1
  • V. A. Fedorov
    • 1
  1. 1.Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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