Controlled Stoichiometry for Quaternary CuInxGa1−xS2 Chalcopyrite Nanoparticles from Single-Source Precursors via Microwave Irradiation

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In recent years, there have been several reports on the formation of I−III−VI2 nanoparticles through the decomposition of single-source precursors (SSPs) using thermolysis,(1-7) photolysis,(8) and microwave irradiation.(9, 10) Uses of SSPs in preparation of nanomaterials present distinct advantages such as precise control in reaction conditions and stoichiometry as SSPs contain all necessary elements in a single molecule. Despite the obvious advantages of SSPs, to the best of our knowledge, no studies have been conducted using combinations of SSPs to form quaternary or multinary chalcopyrite nanoparticles.


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