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Synthesis of CuInS2 nanocrystals from a molecular complex – characterization of the orthorhombic domain structure

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CuInS2 nanocrystals were synthesized by thermal decomposition of the molecular precursor [(Me3P)3Cu(SC2H4S)IniPr2] in the presence of oleylamine in dioctyl phthalate. According to X-ray diffraction patterns, the as-synthesized CuInS2 nanocrystals crystallize in the wurtzite type structure. High-resolution transmission electron images and selected area electron diffraction patterns reveal a nanodomain structure. The individual domains are approximately 5–10 nm in size and characterized by short-range cation ordering, which assuming hypothetical long-range order, corresponds to an orthorhombic superstructure (space group Pmc21, a = 4.09 ± 0.01 Å, b = 7.16 ± 0.02 Å and c = 6.56 ± 0.03 Å). The domains are separated by twin and antiphase boundaries.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of CuInS2 nanocrystals from a molecular complex – characterization of the orthorhombic domain structure

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Submitted
29 Jan 2015
Accepted
10 May 2015
First published
11 May 2015

This article is Open Access

Dalton Trans., 2015,44, 14227-14234
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Synthesis of CuInS2 nanocrystals from a molecular complex – characterization of the orthorhombic domain structure

J. L. Cholula-Díaz, G. Wagner, D. Friedrich, O. Oeckler and H. Krautscheid, Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 14227
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT00419E

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