Volume 1, Issue 4, November 2016, Page: 43-46
Effect of Lattice Strain on the Debye-Waller Factor of CuInSe2 Nanoparticles
E. Purushotham, Department of Physics, SR Engineering College (Autonomous), Warangal, India
Received: Sep. 6, 2016;       Accepted: Nov. 24, 2016;       Published: Jan. 9, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajmsp.20160104.12      View  2488      Downloads  52
Abstract
CuInSe2 synthesized by a modified solvothermal route could be altered considerably by controlling the reaction temperature, reaction time and washing agents. Synthesized CuInSe2 powders were characterized by X-ray diffraction. The particle size (t), lattice strain (ε) and Debye-Waller factor (B) were determined from the half-widths and integrated intensities of the Bragg reflections. The particle shape was spherical when demonized water was used as washing agent. Particles with the size down to 25.8nm were obtained. The variation of energy of vacancy formation as a function of lattice strain has been studied.
Keywords
X-ray Diffraction, Particle Size, Lattice Strain, Debye-Waller Factor, Vacancy Formation Energy
To cite this article
E. Purushotham, Effect of Lattice Strain on the Debye-Waller Factor of CuInSe2 Nanoparticles, American Journal of Materials Synthesis and Processing. Vol. 1, No. 4, 2016, pp. 43-46. doi: 10.11648/j.ajmsp.20160104.12
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