Iron selenide nanowire bundles for microwave communication technology
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CitationQasrawi, A.F. and Toubasi, A.J. (2023), Iron selenide nanowire bundles for microwave communication technology. Phys. Status Solidi A. Accepted Author Manuscript. https://doi.org/10.1002/pssa.202300450
Herein stacked layers of FeSe2 deposited onto ytterbium substrates using the thermal evaporation technique under a vacuum pressure of 10-5 mbar are observed to form nanowire bundles (NB). Structural investigations on these NBs have shown the preferred growth of orthorhombic FeSe2 in addition to hexagonal ytterbium selenide as a minor phase in the structure of FeSe2. Impedance spectroscopy analyses conducted in the frequency domain of 0.01-1.80 GHz shown that FeSe2 stacks can exhibit a negative capacitance effect and band stop filter characteristics. For these band stop filters, the refection coefficient (S11), the voltage standing wave ratios (VSWR) and the return loss (Lr) spectra displayed optimum values at a notch frequency of 0.87 GHz. In addition, computational analysis using Lorentz Oscillator (LO) Model has shown that the negativity of the capacitance is dominated by two oscillators centered at 0.08 GHz and 1.25 GHz. On the other hand, the insertion of aluminum nanosheets between the stacked layers of FeSe2 has been observed to decrease the negativity of the capacitance, increase the values of S11 and Lr and bring the VSWR closer to ideality. FeSe2 nanowire bundles resulting from FeSe2 stacks comprising Al nanosheets are considered suitable for microwave communication technology.