Characterization and growth of lead sulfide whiskers

Said Mansour, Roland Scholz

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The structure and morphology of whiskers grown on an Al-spiral coil inside the nozzle of a kerosene burner were investigated using transmission electron microscopy. The whiskers were formed of lead sulfide crystals with axes along 〈001〉 direction and encapsulated in an amorphous carbon sheath. High-resolution imaging revealed the arrangements of rows of lead atoms in the PbS crystal. The growth of PbS whiskers following the vapour-liquid-solid (VLS) growth mechanism is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)511-516
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1990


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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