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Two-step continuous-flow synthesis of CuInSe2 nanoparticles in a solar microreactor

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Abstract

A novel method of copper indium diselenide nanoparticle (CuInSe2 NP) synthesis using a two-step, continuous flow, solar microreactor is reported here. This method allows for exceedingly fast heating and short reaction times using only radiative heat transfer from simulated, concentrated solar radiation. Chalcopyrite and sphalerite CuInSe2 phases have both been synthesized by changing nucleation temperature and residence time through the solar microreactor, with higher nucleation temperatures and longer residence times allowing for the formation of the chalcopyrite CuInSe2 phase.

Graphical abstract: Two-step continuous-flow synthesis of CuInSe2 nanoparticles in a solar microreactor

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The article was received on 16 Jan 2014, accepted on 04 Mar 2014 and first published on 05 Mar 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA00467A
Citation: RSC Adv., 2014,4, 13827-13830
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    Two-step continuous-flow synthesis of CuInSe2 nanoparticles in a solar microreactor

    P. B. Kreider, K. Kim and C. Chang, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 13827
    DOI: 10.1039/C4RA00467A

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