||Growth Mechanism during the Early Stages of electrodeposition of Bismuth telluride films
|| Zimmer, Alexandre, Broch, Laurent, Boulanger, Clotilde and Stein, Nicolas
||In-situ ellipsometry nucleation electrocrystallization first steps of electrodeposition bismuth telluride
||Abstract An optical-electrochemical study on the initial stages of bismuth telluride (Bi2Te3) electrodeposition onto gold substrate is presented in this work. Numerical methods were applied on both electrochemical and optical data to obtain the relevant kinetic parameters from electrocrystallization theoretical equations and ellipsometric models in order to describe this system in the relevant 0-15 seconds range. The in-situ ellipsometry and electrodeposition analysis reveals a three-step mechanism. After an induction time including the double layer charge, the formation of a monolayer of tellurium is highlighted, followed by the adatom surface diffusion. Then, the growth of three-dimensional Bi2Te3 crystallites is observed according a progressive nucleation and a linear growth rate. Experimental and theoretical details about each technique are given and analyzed.
||Département CP2S : Chimie et électrochimie des matériaux