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Preparation of NbAs Single Crystal by the Seed Growth Process
Version 1 : Received: 19 January 2022 / Approved: 25 January 2022 / Online: 25 January 2022 (17:21:18 CET)
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Sun, Y.; Zhao, B.; Huo, Z.; Liu, H.; Xu, Y.; Hu, Z.; Qiu, H. Preparation of NbAs Single Crystal by the Seed Growth Process. Crystals 2022, 12, 249. Sun, Y.; Zhao, B.; Huo, Z.; Liu, H.; Xu, Y.; Hu, Z.; Qiu, H. Preparation of NbAs Single Crystal by the Seed Growth Process. Crystals 2022, 12, 249.
A Weyl semimetal is a novel crystal with low-energy electronic excitations that behave as Weyl fermions. It has received worldwide interest and was believed to have opened the next era of condensed matter physics after graphene and three-dimensional topological insulators. Howev-er, it is not easy to obtain a single large-size crystal because there are many nucleations in the preparation process. Here, a bottom-seed CVT growth method is proposed in this paper, and we acquired the large-size, high-quality NbAs single crystals up to 5x4x4 mm3 finally. X-ray diffrac-tion and STEM confirmed that they are tetragonal NbAs, which the key is to use seed crystal in vertical growth furnace. Notably, the photoelectric properties of the crystal are obtained under the existing conditions, which paves the way for the follow-up work.
Weyl semimetal; NbAs single crystal; CVT; seed growth process
MATERIALS SCIENCE, General Materials Science
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