Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 36, 2013
Previous Article Next Article

Facile synthesis and characterization of CuInS2 nanocrystals with different structures and shapes

Author affiliations

Abstract

CuInS2 nanocrystals were synthesized by one-pot thermolysis of a mixture solution of metal chlorides, 1-dodecanethiol (DT) and oleic acid in noncoordinating solvent 1-octadecene. Interestingly, in this synthesis, different structures and shapes were obtained by simply varying the dosage of DT. At a low dosage of DT, wurtzite nanoplates formed in the initial reaction stage and then they further grew to nanoplates with wurtzite–zincblende polytypism as the reaction proceeded. On the contrary, a high dosage of DT produced zincblende nanoparticles. The formation processes of nanoplates and nanoparticles were studied and a growth mechanism was proposed. Our research will aid in solution-synthesis of ternary chalcogenide nanocrystals and the development of their optoelectronic devices.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis and characterization of CuInS2 nanocrystals with different structures and shapes

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Publication details

The article was received on 12 Apr 2013, accepted on 05 Jul 2013 and first published on 08 Jul 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE40631H
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 7192-7198
  •   Request permissions

    Facile synthesis and characterization of CuInS2 nanocrystals with different structures and shapes

    Z. Liu, L. Wang, Q. Hao, D. Wang, K. Tang, M. Zuo and Q. Yang, CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 7192
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CE40631H

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements