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Title: A redox reaction to synthesize nanocrystalline Cu{sub 2{minus}x}Se in aqueous solution

Abstract

Nanostructured materials are currently the focus of considerable interest because of their unconventional physical and chemical properties. Few reports of the preparation of nanocrystalline copper selenide could be found generally; however, the microstructure of copper selenide in a powder form or thin film has induced great interest in its impact on material and device performance. Nanocrystalline copper selenide will have poential application in the preparation of selenide photoabsorber layers in solar cells. The authors report a redox reaction between an alkaline selenium solution and an aqueous solution of a cupric complex to synthesize nanocrystalline Cu{sub 2{minus}x}Se at room temperature under atmospheric pressure. Compared with other reported methods, the synthesis method established in aqueous solution is rather simple and safe.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui (CN)
Sponsoring Org.:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC)
OSTI Identifier:
20075877
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Inorganic Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 39; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: PBD: 1 May 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 0020-1669
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; SYNTHESIS; COPPER SELENIDES; CRYSTALLIZATION; REDOX REACTIONS; SOLAR ABSORBERS; COPPER SELENIDE SOLAR CELLS

Citation Formats

Zhang, W., Zhang, X., Zhang, L., Wu, J., Hui, Z., Cheng, Y., Liu, J., Xie, Y., and Qian, Y. A redox reaction to synthesize nanocrystalline Cu{sub 2{minus}x}Se in aqueous solution. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1021/ic990871d.
Zhang, W., Zhang, X., Zhang, L., Wu, J., Hui, Z., Cheng, Y., Liu, J., Xie, Y., & Qian, Y. A redox reaction to synthesize nanocrystalline Cu{sub 2{minus}x}Se in aqueous solution. United States. doi:10.1021/ic990871d.
Zhang, W., Zhang, X., Zhang, L., Wu, J., Hui, Z., Cheng, Y., Liu, J., Xie, Y., and Qian, Y. Mon . "A redox reaction to synthesize nanocrystalline Cu{sub 2{minus}x}Se in aqueous solution". United States. doi:10.1021/ic990871d.
@article{osti_20075877,
title = {A redox reaction to synthesize nanocrystalline Cu{sub 2{minus}x}Se in aqueous solution},
author = {Zhang, W. and Zhang, X. and Zhang, L. and Wu, J. and Hui, Z. and Cheng, Y. and Liu, J. and Xie, Y. and Qian, Y.},
abstractNote = {Nanostructured materials are currently the focus of considerable interest because of their unconventional physical and chemical properties. Few reports of the preparation of nanocrystalline copper selenide could be found generally; however, the microstructure of copper selenide in a powder form or thin film has induced great interest in its impact on material and device performance. Nanocrystalline copper selenide will have poential application in the preparation of selenide photoabsorber layers in solar cells. The authors report a redox reaction between an alkaline selenium solution and an aqueous solution of a cupric complex to synthesize nanocrystalline Cu{sub 2{minus}x}Se at room temperature under atmospheric pressure. Compared with other reported methods, the synthesis method established in aqueous solution is rather simple and safe.},
doi = {10.1021/ic990871d},
journal = {Inorganic Chemistry},
issn = {0020-1669},
number = 9,
volume = 39,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}