The effect of substrate temperature on fabrication of one-dimensional nanostructures of Tellurium

Document Type : Reasearch Paper


Research Institute of Applied Sciences, Academic Center of Education, Culture and Research (ACECR), Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.



Tellurium nanostructures have been prepared by physical vapor deposition method in a tube furnace. The experiments were carried out under argon gas flow at a pressure of 1 mbar. Tellurium powder was evaporated by heating at 350°C and 430°C and was condensed on substrates at 110–250°C, in the downstream of argon gas flow. The products were characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). FESEM revealed that most of the products have one dimensional structure. X-Ray diffraction (XRD) patterns show that the products are crystalline with hexagonal structures.