Topotactical growth of indium sulfide by evaporation of metal onto molybdenite

C. Kaito, A. Ito, S. Kimura, Yuki Kimura, Y. Saito, T. Nakada

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The growth of In2S3 and InS by vacuum evaporation of indium metal on the surface of molybdenite has been observed in the initial stage of film growth. By the increment of In2S3 particle size, InS was also produced. By the increase of the film thickness to more than 20 nm, indium crystal predominately grew. The topotactic relations among the substrate and sulfide are as follows: (0 0 0 1)MoS(2)∥(1 1 0)In(2)S(3), [1 0 1̄ ]MoS(2) ∥[1 1 1]In(2)S(3) or (0 0 0 1)MoS(2) ∥(1 1 0)In(2)S(3), [1 0 1̄ 0]MoS(2) ∥[1 0 0]In(2)S(3).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-264
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Sep 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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