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Molecules 2009, 14(3), 1111-1125; doi:10.3390/molecules14031111

Laser Photolysis and Thermolysis of Organic Selenides and Tellurides for Chemical Gas-phase Deposition of Nanostructured Materials

1
Laboratory of Laser Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic, 16502 Prague, Czech Republic
2
Research Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Chemistry, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology AIST, Tsukuba Central 5, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565, Japan
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Received: 10 February 2009 / Revised: 10 March 2009 / Accepted: 11 March 2009 / Published: 12 March 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selenium and Tellurium Chemistry)
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Laser radiation-induced decomposition of gaseous organic selenides and tellurides resulting in chemical deposition of nanostructured materials on cold surfaces is reviewed with regard to the mechanism of the gas-phase decomposition and properties of the deposited materials. The laser photolysis and laser thermolysis of the Se and Te precursors leading to chalcogen deposition can also serve as a useful approach to nanostructured chalcogen composites and IVA group (Si, Ge, Sn) element chalcogenides provided that it is carried out simultaneously with laser photolysis or thermolysis of polymer and IVA group element precursor.
Keywords: Laser-induced decomposition; Laser-induced deposition; Organoselenium molecules; Organotellurium molecules; Nanostructured Se- and Te- based materials Laser-induced decomposition; Laser-induced deposition; Organoselenium molecules; Organotellurium molecules; Nanostructured Se- and Te- based materials
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Pola, J.; Ouchi, A. Laser Photolysis and Thermolysis of Organic Selenides and Tellurides for Chemical Gas-phase Deposition of Nanostructured Materials. Molecules 2009, 14, 1111-1125.

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