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Nano Research

Article Title

SnSi nanocrystals of zinc-blende structure in a Si matrix

Keywords

epitaxy, density functional theory, zinc-blende, Si–Sn alloy

Abstract

A zinc-blende (sphalerite) crystallographic structure of SnSi nanocrystals in a Si matrix is revealed by transmission electron microscopy. The effect of compressive strain due to the matrix stabilizes the unusual zinc-blende structure of SnSi nanocrystals, as revealed by ab initio density-functional modeling.

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Publisher

Tsinghua University Press

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