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ACS Omega 2020, 5, 26, 15799–15804,

Iron-intercalated zirconium diselenide thin films from the low-pressure chemical vapor deposition of [Fe(η⁵-C₅H₄Se)₂Zr(η⁵-C₅H₅)₂]₂

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Author: Sanchez-Perez, Clara1,2; Knapp, Caroline E.1; Colman, Ross H.3;
Organizations: 1Materials Chemistry Centre, Department of Chemistry, University College London, London WC1H 0AJ, U.K
2Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, University of Oulu, Oulu FI-90014, Finland
3Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague 2 121 16, Czech Republic
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Language: English
Published: American Chemical Society, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-09-10


Transition metal chalcogenide thin films of the type FexZrSe₂ have applications in electronic devices, but their use is limited by current synthetic techniques. Here, we demonstrate the synthesis and characterization of Fe-intercalated ZrSe₂ thin films on quartz substrates using the low-pressure chemical vapor deposition of the single-source precursor [Fe(η⁵-C₅H₄Se)₂Zr(η⁵-C₅H₅)₂]₂. Powder X-ray diffraction of the film scraping and subsequent Rietveld refinement of the data showed the successful synthesis of the Fe0.14ZrSe₂ phase, along with secondary phases of FeSe and ZrO₂. Upon intercalation, a small optical band gap enhancement (Eg(direct)opt = 1.72 eV) is detected in comparison with that of the host material.

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Series: ACS omega
ISSN: 2470-1343
ISSN-E: 2470-1343
ISSN-L: 2470-1343
Volume: 5
Issue: 26
Pages: 15799 - 15804
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.0c00413
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 116 Chemical sciences
Funding: This work was supported by the Fortum Foundation, UCL, the Ramsay Memorial Trust, and EPSRC (grant EP/L017709). The authors declare no competing financial interest.
Copyright information: © 2020 American Chemical Society. This is an open access article published under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the author and source are cited.