Growth of nanocrystalline thin films of metal sulfides [CdS, ZnS, CuS and PbS] at the water–oil interface

Thomas, P.J. and Stansfield, G.L. and Komba, N. and Cant, D.J.H. and Ramasamy, K. and Albrasi, E. and Al-Chaghouri, H. and Syres, K.L. and O'Brien, P. and Flavell, W.R. and Mubofu, E. and Bondino, F. and Magnano, E. (2015) Growth of nanocrystalline thin films of metal sulfides [CdS, ZnS, CuS and PbS] at the water–oil interface. RSC Advances (76). pp. 62291-62299. DOI: 10.1039/C5RA09417H

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Simple one pot reactions between thiobiuret complexes [M(SON(CNiPr2)2)2], (M = Cd, Zn, Pb or Cu) in toluene and aqueous Na2S lead to well-defined assemblies of nanocrystals. High quality thin films of CdS, ZnS, CuS and PbS nanoparticulates adhered to the interface are produced and are transferable to glass and other substrates. The effect of reaction parameters on the nature and properties of the deposits are examined. The films are characterized by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transport property measurements, X-ray photoelectron and absorption spectroscopy. The ability to obtain thin films of several nanocrystalline semiconductors from a single precursor set significantly expands the scope of a reaction scheme that is still in its infancy.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Physical and Applied Sciences > School of Chemistry
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2015 02:37
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2015 02:45
ISSN: 2046-2069
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/5255
Identification Number: DOI: 10.1039/C5RA09417H
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
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