Jump to main content
Jump to site search
Access to RSC content Close the message box

Continue to access RSC content when you are not at your institution. Follow our step-by-step guide.


Issue 40, 2014
Previous Article Next Article

Controllable growth of Ag2S–CdS heteronanostructures

Author affiliations

Abstract

High quality Ag2S–CdS heteronanostructures were prepared via a facile one-pot method, which is based on the co-thermal decomposition of two single-source precursors of (C2H5)2NCS2Ag and ((C2H5)2NCS2)2Cd in a mixture of oleylamine and oleic acid. Ag2S–CdS heteronanostructures with spherical and matchstick-like structures can be easily obtained in high yields by careful control of the growth kinetics. It was found that oleic acid is conducive to the formation of spherical Ag2S–CdS heteronanostructures and oleylamine helps towards the formation of matchstick-like Ag2S–CdS heteronanostructures. Variable-temperature powder X-ray diffraction studies confirmed the heteroepitaxial growth of CdS on tiny Ag2S nanocrystals, in which the Ag2S nanocrystal plays a catalytic role in the epitaxial growth of the CdS segments.

Graphical abstract: Controllable growth of Ag2S–CdS heteronanostructures

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Article information


Submitted
03 Apr 2014
Accepted
27 May 2014
First published
27 May 2014

CrystEngComm, 2014,16, 9501-9505
Article type
Paper
Author version available

Controllable growth of Ag2S–CdS heteronanostructures

Y. Zhang, S. Shen and Q. Wang, CrystEngComm, 2014, 16, 9501
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00694A

Social activity

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements