One-step solution-based synthesis and characterization of kuramite Cu 3SnS 4 nanocrystals

Xianzhong Lin, Alexander Steigert, Martha Ch Lux-Steiner, Ahmed Ennaoui

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Kuramite Cu 3SnS 4 nanocrystals with tetragonal structure have been synthesized by a simple one-step solution-based process and characterized in detail by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The nanocrystals show an optical band gap of 1.43 eV as estimated from the UV-vis-NIR spectrum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9798-9800
Number of pages3
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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