Bismuth telluride (Bi2Te3) was analyzed using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. A freshly exfoliated, oxygen-free flake was analyzed. Spectral regions for O 1s, Te 3d, C 1s, Bi 4f, Bi 5d, and Te 4d were acquired. Bulk quantitative analyses by x-ray fluorescence, inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry, and x-ray diffraction indicated that the material was stoichiometric, contained low concentrations of impurities, and was phase pure, respectively.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films